ANSYS Advantage - Volume VII, Issue 1, 2013
Simulation for the Aerospace
The aerospace and defense (A&D) industry is incredibly diverse, and its engineering teams face a wide range of challenges. This issue of ANSYS Advantage spotlights how engineering simulation is helping the aerospace industry address some of these challenges including improving fuel efficiency, environmental compliance, sustainment and much more. In addition, articles include an interview with an executive at FMC Technologies who discusses the use of multiphyics and systems simulation in the offshore and oil and gas industries. Other organizations are applying simulation to solar power generation, developing a machine to product precision-tailored magnets and improving the performance of wet scrubbers.
Aerospace and defense leaders rely on engineering simulation to get their innovative ideas off the ground.
NEWSSimulation in the News
A roundup of media articles on engineering simulation.
BEST PRACTICESAll Systems Go
Fuel efficiency, environmental compliance, safety, affordability, sustainment and innovation are priorities of aerospace and defense companies. Simulation is helping industry leaders to meet these and other strategic goals.
BRAKING SYSTEMSSafe Landing
ANSYS SCADE solutions help Crane Aerospace & Electronics to design braking systems that are certified for safety.
AIRPORT EQUIPMENTOn Board with Simulation
ThyssenKrupp uses virtual analysis to increase load limits while maintaining safety and costs for aircraft passenger boarding bridges.
ANALYSIS TOOLSReady for Liftoff
Recent technology developments from ANSYS help aerospace engineers address pressing engineering challenges.
AIRCRAFT ICINGIce Shape
Fluid flow simulation that predicts ice formation on aircraft can help maintain safety, reduce test costs and decrease weight.
ROCKET ENGINESTesting the Next Generation of Rockets
Structural analysis provides additional thrust for analyzing rocket engine test equipment.
WING DESIGNShaping Up
Mesh morphing reduces the time required to optimize an aircraft wing.
ANALYSIS TOOLSFlight Simulator
Aeroelastic Prediction Workshop assesses computational methods for predicting unsteady flow fields.
THOUGHT LEADERA Systematic Approach
Oil and gas leader FMC Technologies is making a science out of systems-level simulation.
INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENTMagnetic Attraction
Simulation aids a revolutionary magnetizing machine to produce magnets with precision-tailored magnetic fields, forces and behaviors.
NEM reduces cost and improves efficiency for concentrated solar power generation.
A new simulation approach helps to improve particle removal efficiency of wet scrubbers.
TECH TIPDesigning Solid Composites
Employing ANSYS Workbench workflow streamlines the simulation of solid composites.
WEB EXCLUSIVEAdditional Examples from FMC Technologies
FMC Technologies uses engineering simulation for a wide variety of applications -- more than we were able to publish in the print issue of ANSYS Advantage. Here are some additional examples.