ANSYS Advantage — Best of Aerospace and Defense 2018

ANSYS Advantage — Best of Aerospace and Defense 2018

ANSYS Advantage — Best of Aerospace and Defense 2018

Aerospace and defense companies share many commonalities in the type of products they produce, the harsh environments these products operate in, and their overriding focus on safety and reliability. However, the commercial aircraft, space and defense sectors each face unique market trends. In this aerospace and defense-focused magazine, we explore how these trends drive technology innovation and the way leading companies leverage simulation-driven product development to deliver tangible business impact.

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    The View from Above and Beyond

    The commercial aircraft, space and defense sectors each face unique technical challenges and market trends.
  • Electrifying the Aviation Industry

    The University of Nottingham’s Institute for Aerospace Technology conducts ongoing efforts to electrify traditional aircraft designs for lower environmental impact and greater energy efficiency.

    Inside Story

    Inatel and Embraer are developing new ways to install antennas to save fuel. Simulation predicts performance of the proposed installations.

    Lighten Up

    Using engineering simulation, a small company has developed sturdy, lightweight cargo pallets that are 18 percent lighter than traditional pallets. 


    Tuning in to Antenna Design

    Using engineering simulation, big compute and 3-D printing, Optisys achieves a large reduction in antenna size and weight while reducing development time
  • Aerospace and Defense

    Climate Control Gets Elevated

    Extreme temperature and pressure differences outside the aircraft while in flight and on the ground must be accommodated to keep passengers comfortable and safe.
  • Mastering Complexity

    Executives at Airbus explain how the aerospace giant uses simulation to manage and integrate the increasingly complex, distributed smart systems that comprise the modern jet aircraft.
  • Aerospace and Defense

    Calm Landing

    Simulation of water landings for unmanned aerial vehicles saves physical testing time and costs.

    To the Test

    Bird strike simulation at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited saves design time and thousands of dollar per test of composite helicopter components.

    Passing the Test

    By modeling Lufthansa Technik’s highly complex test cell, engineers can apply those results to the jet engine itself and obtain test results that are very close to what the engine will experience in its operating environment.

    Ruggedized Systems: Cool and Connected

    To meet demanding military specifications for mobile and interconnected surveillance, communication and operational devices, Kontron uses sophisticated thermal simulation to balance size, weight, power and cooling trade-offs.

    Hitting the Brakes

    United States Air Force jets were being damaged when the tow tractor that transports them around bases came to a sudden stop. Using ANSYS Mechanical, engineers determined the cause and devised a simple solution to this multimillion-dollar problem.

    Aiming High

    By developing microsatellites, startup Vector is opening up the “space race” to a new generation of small and midsized businesses.

    Decreasing Spacecraft Fuel Sloshing

    Airbus engineers must reduce fuel sloshing in an observation spacecraft to achieve attitude control with the lowest cost and weight penalty

    Balloon-Borne Vehicles Provide a Bird’s-Eye View

    World View engineers saved an estimated eight months and about $600,000 by employing simulation to determine the right design before building and testing a prototype of a balloon-borne vehicle to replace satellites.

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