ANSYS Advantage — Focus on Aerospace and Defense
In the face of an increasingly challenging and competitive environment, the aerospace and defense industry must digitally transform to deliver the unprecedented level of innovation needed. This special edition of ANSYS Advantage, shows how companies, from innovative startups to the established giants, apply pervasive engineering simulation solutions so they can succeed in their key business initiatives and thrive in the market.
EDITORIALImplementing Digital Engineering to Thrive
The only way aerospace and defense organizations can stay competitive is to embrace the exponential innovation rate and the changes that accompany it.
DIGITAL THREADCommon Thread
Aerospace leader GE Aviation is pioneering an innovative design concept that follows products from their earliest ideation through real-world operation.
ELECTRIFICATIONEngineering the Fully Electric Airplane
Engineers at magniX use multiphysics simulation to develop powerful electric motors for small propeller planes that could revolutionize the short-haul flight industry.
MATERIALSSeeking a Material Advantage
Understanding materials is vital in the aerospace and defense Industry where making an informed decision could mean the difference between project success or failure.
AEROSPACE AND DEFENSEQualifying Additive Manufactured Rocket Parts with Simulation
ArianeGroup created a simulation-based workflow that predicts part quality and has a potential to reduce the process time required by the traditional additive manufacturing method.
Using engineering simulation, a small company has developed sturdy, lightweight cargo pallets that are 18 percent lighter than traditional pallets.
RF AND WIRELESSInside Story
Inatel and Embraer are developing new ways to install antennas to save fuel. Simulation predicts performance of the proposed installations.
RF AND WIRELESSTuning 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
AUTONOMYAutonomy Takes Flight via Simulation
Closed-loop capabilities from ANSYS help aerospace leaders take the first step toward the launch of truly autonomous vehicles.
DEFENSE TECHNOLOGYRuggedized 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.
RF AND MICROWAVEHot Wire
Multiphysics simulation helps to achieve robust electronics design for high-power antennas and microwave components.
OPTIMIZE MROPassing 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.
AEROSPACE AND DEFENSEHitting 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.
AEROSPACE AND DEFENSETo the Test
Bird strike simulation at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited saves design time and thousands of dollar per test of composite helicopter components.
THOUGHT LEADERAiming High
By developing microsatellites, startup Vector is opening up the “space race” to a new generation of small and midsized businesses.