Computers in the Sky: The Design of Next-Gen Aircraft

Aerospace Manufacturing and Design, November 2014

Robert Harwood, director of aerospace and defense at ANSYS, breaks down the three main considerations for designing next-generation aircraft: economic efficiency, environmental impact and improved passenger experience. A suitably next-generation digital design process, he writes, is necessary for the work but has not been fully realized. The article features Boeing, Airbus, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman advancements.