Stealth and Aerodynamic Design

Numerous challenges exist when exploring the trade-off between observability and aerodynamic performance of next generation fighter aircraft:

  • Complex geometric shapes and aerodynamic behavior
  • Electrically large structures
  • Internal propulsion systems and supply duct work
  • Advanced materials

ANSYS solutions enable the creation of complete virtual prototypes for the exploration of the trade space between aerodynamics, propulsion intakes and radar cross section performance of advanced stealth aircraft, subsystems and components. This enables companies and engineers to develop products faster, test designs earlier in the development cycle, reduce the number of physical prototypes and produce an optimal solution quicker would have been possible using traditional design methods. Watch the video to see ANSYS solutions in action for the integrated, multiphysics design exploration of aerodynamic, observability and propulsion system performance of a representative generic stealth aircraft.