Aerospace & Defense Webinar Series

The aerospace and defense (A&D) industry has been at the leading edge of the development and adoption of simulation technology since the introduction of computerized tools. The reason is simple: It works in a high-reward/high-risk design space, in which the cost of failure is too high. An engineering success like the Space Shuttle’s first manned flight would have been impossible without the extensive use of reliable and accurate computer simulations that guaranteed all systems and components were working correctly.

In this webinar series, we will explore how ANSYS simulation technology is used by the A&D industry to design and analyze a wide number of cutting-edge applications, and how simulation can help make these products better and safer.


Upcoming Webinar Schedule


Multiphysics Simulation For The Aerospace Industry

February 20, 2019
11 AM EST / 4 PM GMT

Modern trends in the development of aircraft and defense vehicles, such as increased power density, miniaturization, lightweighting, advanced materials and environmental sustainability are driving the need for Pervasive Engineering Simulation. Upfront digital exploration and building of digital twins require a comprehensive simulation platform that enables the modeling of complex physical and physics-based interaction of systems. Robust, fast, scalable and versatile workflows for multiphysics simulations offer tremendous value to companies in their product development and operation cycles.

This webinar presents the ANSYS multiphysics solution specifically for the A&D engineer. We will highlight how the ANSYS solution works and showcase fluid-structure interaction (FSI) case studies and examples from the A&D industry.

Presented by: Sreedevi Krishnan
Sreedevi Krishnan is a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) application engineer at ANSYS. She has been with ANSYS for 10 years, working mostly with advanced automotive applications. Her main areas of expertise are volume of fluid (VOF) methods and FSI. Sree holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Iowa.

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Thermal FSI of a Sounding Rocket Through Atmosphere

March 19, 2019
11 AM EDT / 3 PM GMT

Sounding rockets frequently contain scientific equipment that needs to survive the thermal consequences of re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere at hypersonic velocities. Traditional thermal protection systems have been designed using uncoupled simulation methods that consider the exterior aerodynamic heating and the interior thermal behavior separately, but this may cause simulation results to be incomplete and even misleading.

Join us for our upcoming webinar to discover how fluid–structure interaction (FSI) can provide a better understanding of thermal performance in aerospace and defense engineering

This webinar will consider a typical sounding rocket with simplified internal components subjected to atmospheric re-entry aerodynamic conditions. It will illustrate the capabilities and workflow approaches that can be used to evaluate the thermal performance using ANSYS structural and CFD simulation tools connected via the Ansys Systems Coupling environment.

Presented by: Walter Schwarz, PhD
Walter Schwarz is an engineering simulation expert with over 30 years of experience in the areas of flow modeling, heat transfer and turbulence. He is a lead application engineer for the ANSYS Customer Excellence (ACE) team. Dr. Schwarz received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering (thermosciences group) from Stanford University. Before joining Fluent Inc. in 1996, Dr. Schwarz worked at Westinghouse in the nuclear industry, and was an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology.

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Webinars on Demand


The New Fluent Experience with Mosaic Meshing for the Aerospace and Defense Industries

We will explore how the aerospace and defense industries can optimize their current workflow and increase productivity with exciting new enhancements in the 19.2 release of ANSYS Fluent.

Through live demonstrations and success stories from early users, learn how Fluent reduces hands-on time and raises efficiency with a single-window, task-based workflow and Mosaic-enabled meshing technology:

  • Watertight geometries can be prepped and meshed in a single-window Fluent interface.
  • Task-based workflow guides you through the simulation process by presenting best practices in an organized interface.
  • New users learn faster, while experienced analysts gain efficiency.
  • Mosaic uses high-quality polyhedra to combine any type of boundary layer mesh with autogenerated hex mesh

Presented by: Luke Munholand, PhD
Luke Munholand, Ph.D. is a lead application engineer at ANSYS. For more than 14 years he has provided technical guidance to customers who seek maximum value for their simulation effort. Luke specializes in computational fluid dynamics for the defense and biotechnology areas.

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Addressing the Challenges of the Design of Hypersonic Vehicles with Simulations

The recent surge in the interest in hypersonic technology has highlighted the need to accurately and efficiently simulate these complex flowfields using CFD tools. Computer simulations for the design and analysis of hypersonic vehicles is critical since it is often impossible to reproduce the high-Mach number, high-enthalpy conditions in a wind tunnel.

Simulating the hypersonic flow regime with CFD tools presents several challenges, ranging from the accurate modeling of the complex physical phenomena, such as compressibility effects, shock-boundary layer interaction, high temperatures, dissociation and ionization of air, ablation of solid surfaces and, ultimately, magnetohydrodynamics effects, to the stabilization of the numerical algorithms used to solve the governing equations.

In this seminar we will show how ANSYS CFD tools are used to simulate high speed flows and to design hypersonic vehicles, by touching on the capabilities of the CFD tools and describing case studies.

Presented by: Valerio Viti
Valerio Viti is a A&D industry leader at ANSYS. Valerio has been with ANSYS for 12 years working in the application of CFD tools to the Aerospace and Defense, Power generation and HVAC industries. Valerio holds a PhD in Aerospace Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Masters in Aeronautics from The City University of London

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