Aerospace and defense leaders rely on engineering simulation to get their innovative ideas off the ground.
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Scaled-up flow simulation enables cost-effective aircraft design optimization.
While self-driving cars are already a reality, the aerospace industry has been slower to develop fully autonomous systems for aircraft. There are a number of reasons, including the high cost and long time frames involved in testing and verifying the software and systems that deliver autonomy. However, closed-loop capabilities from ANSYS are now helping aerospace leaders develop and verify systems for vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) vehicles — the first step toward the launch of truly autonomous aircraft.
The only way aerospace and defense organizations can stay competitive is to embrace the exponential innovation rate and the changes that accompany it. This means employing digitalization from program and product concept through development, manufacturing, test, production, training, sustainment and acquisition.
The aerospace and defense industry leverages a wide range of cutting-edge technologies to tackle, safety, cost and many other challenges. A critical area that applies to all these challenges is that of materials, where making an informed decision could mean the difference between project success or failure.
Coupled multiphysics simulation saves hundreds of thousands of payload-equivalent dollars per launch for SpaceX.
Aerospace and defense companies share many commonalities in the type of products they produce, the harsh environments these products operate in, and their overriding focus on safety and reliability. However, the commercial aircraft, space and defense sectors each face unique market trends. In this aerospace and defense-focused magazine, we explore how these trends drive technology innovation and the way leading companies leverage simulation-driven product development to deliver tangible business impact.