Engineering Simulation Solutions for the Aerospace Industry

The Aerospace Industry produces some of the most sophisticated, highly-engineered systems in the world today. Products must meet exacting standards for performance and safety. However, they must also be innovative and affordable to succeed in the marketplace.

To share the costs and the risk of development, manufacturers partner ever more closely with their global supply chain to produce:

  • Aircraft (military and commercial; fixed-wing and rotary-wing; fighters and freighters)
  • Aircraft engines (turbojets, turbofans, turboprops, turboshafts)
  • Spacecraft and missiles (expendable launch vehicles, reusable launch vehicles, satellites, space stations, rocket engines, surface-to-surface missiles, surface-to-air missiles, air-to-air missiles, air-to-surface missiles, ballistic missiles)

Physical testing of these systems is expensive and often dangerous. Today, many companies rely on computer-aided engineering (CAE) software from ANSYS to accurately simulate aerodynamics, engine performance and other mission critical behavior. ANSYS software integrates and couples comprehensive multiphysics capabilities featuring computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and finite element analysis (FEA) for high fidelity simulations such as:

  • Cooling of avionics
  • Dynamic stresses in flexible, moving parts like landing gear
  • Fluid structure interactions (FSI) of high-speed flows with lightweight structures
  • Modal analyses and rotordynamic analyses of rotating engine parts
  • Optimization of electromagnetic actuators in the “all-electric airplane” and many other applications
  • Performance analysis of flow through multiple blade rows in engines
  • Thermal stress analyses of combustors, turbines, heat shields, anti-icing systems, and other hot components

This unequaled depth and unparalleled breadth of application is made possible with ANSYS preprocessing, CFD and FEA software featuring ANSYS Mechanical, ANSYS Multiphysics, ANSYS ICEM CFD, ANSYS ICEM CFD Cart3D, ANSYS CFX, FLUENT, ANSYS TAS, and other application-specific products such as ANSYS BladeModeler, ANSYS TurboGrid, ANSYS AUTODYN, ANSYS LS-DYNA and ANSYS Icepak.