Modeling and Simulation Lift Aerospace Control Systems
E&T Magazine, July 2014
Diversity in the aerospace industry is rapidly increasing, including everything from helicopters to airplanes to drones. Design requirements for different structures and materials drive engineers to rapidly model and simulate the aerodynamic performance of the airframe and evaluate the materials used in construction. Simulation is also used in the design of flight control systems that integrate the structure and control components. These components include most — if not all — of the electronics used on an airplane, from the aircraft’s aileron and other control surfaces to the black box flight recorder. Engineers employ ANSYS software to ensure structural integrity as well as to find electromagnetic solutions to enhance safety and comfort for passengers and crew.