Advancing Aerospace with Simulation

Simulation has long been a staple of the aerospace research and development field, historically found in the external aerodynamics and turbomachinery disciplines – but Rand SIM and Ansys are showcasing how the opportunities for simulation are pervasive across the entire industry. Simulation offers the ability to optimize electronics and avionics, antennas and connected devices, structural performance inside and outside the aircraft, the thermal behavior of engine and drivetrain components and the entire system of subsystems working in harmony. These capabilities are how the aerospace industry will take the next leap forward in efficiency and deliver real-world impacts in transportation of people and goods.

Digital Transformation Accelerates Time-to-Market

Ansys simulation software accelerates time-to-market by digitizing product design and development processes. Gone are the days of waiting until physical testing is completed to uncover potential roadblocks to production. By utilizing simulation throughout pre-production processes, adjustments can be made, and prototypes can be validated well in advance of any physical parts being produced and assembled. Continuous and iterative testing and optimization via simulation, digital twins and multiphysics software coupling will reduce guesswork and get your product downstream faster and begin producing revenue sooner.

Reduce Material and Labor Costs

With the costs of materials increasing exponentially due to a broad variety of global issues, it is even more important for aeronautical products to be tested and optimized with minimal waste. Simulation allows engineers to do comprehensive testing and optimize product designs before physical models are produced – dramatically reducing the cost to develop and launch new products. The latest Ansys software also reduces labor costs, by utilizing digital infrastructure and optimized software performance. Today, simulations which used to take weeks or months to mesh and model are now able to be produced in a fraction of the time, with less employee inputs and less costly hardware.

More Sustainable and Operationally Efficient Products

Along with the material costs to produce highly sophisticated (and expensive) aerospace products, the cost of fuel and the pressures to reduce emissions are pushing manufacturers to be more innovative. Simulation allows engineers access to the data and insights necessary to optimize products and take them to the next stage of energy-efficient performance. Buyers in the aerospace industry are looking for the most efficient products for assembling an entire aeronautical system – if your product or component is efficient, it becomes more appealing, and more sales can be expected as an outcome.

Simulation Tools and Services for Aerospace Innovators

The experts at Rand SIM help aerospace manufacturing teams choose the right products and solutions to help solve a broad variety of engineering challenges, including:

  • Aerodynamics and computational fluid dynamics
  • Turbomachinery and propulsion testing and optimization
  • Structural performance of internal and external components and systems
  • Avionics, electronics, and EMC compliance (electromagnetic testing)
  • Heat transfer at the structural or component level
  • Acoustics, vibration, and fatigue analyses
  • Optical equipment performance and optimization
  • Material testing and selection
  • Performance of piping, regulators, fueling systems, actuators, and wiring
  • 5G, Wi-Fi, RF and connected wireless component testing
  • Signal fidelity and antenna testing
  • Air quality and fluid pressure testing and optimization
  • Structural material and bonding (rivets, welds, adhesives, mating) analyses

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