"The scripting and parametric analysis capability of Ansys Mechanical is essential for our work on the Zunum Aero Quiet Electric Propulsor. I’ve relied on Ansys Mechanical products for over 20 years to develop the highly optimized solutions required for the aerospace industry."
— Dave Bedel, Senior Principal Engineer / Zunum Aero
To reduce development and certification cost, Zunum Aero simulates component performance analytically with several tools in the Ansys software suite. Simulation provides a low-cost means of proving concept feasibility, improving efficiency and optimizing designs before proceeding to the hardware and test phases of product development.
The primary goal of Zunum Aero is to reduce passenger total cost door-to-door (TCD2D) for regional air travel. Optimizing a quiet, lightweight propulsion system with efficient aerodynamic designs and a robust heat transfer system is paramount to achieving the aircraft performance objectives.
By enabling the simulation of multiple designs, Ansys engineering software helps Zunum Aero save millions of dollars in hardware tests. Integrated tools for multiphysics evaluation, as well as the compatibility between Ansys Mechanical and Ansys Workbench, allow engineers from various engineering disciplines to speed up optimization to the lowest TCD2D.