Aircraft structural design and analysis
The disruptive changes ahead of us cannot be solved with today’s process of isolated tools and teams. It will require much tighter integration between flight physics, aircraft structural design and analysis and testing teams.
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Airframe design for sustainable aviation
Methods of traditional airframe design must be adapted to achieve sustainable aviation. Engineers will need to design future airframes to integrate innovative technologies such as hybrid-electric and hydrogen propulsion systems. They will need to explore new configurations and performance ranges that have not yet been achieved in aviation.
Enabling these new configurations will require advanced capabilities to predict design parameters and performance at the aircraft level and sharing these with the partners and certification authorities. A virtual airframe design, integration, verification and validation platform is needed to scale and correlate flight and ground testing by leveraging simulation.
Impact on the aircraft structural design and analysis workflow
To manage the impact on the aircraft structural design and analysis workflow, aircraft manufacturers need to move from today’s process of isolated tools and teams to much tighter integration between flight physics, structural design and analysis and testing teams. Improvements in the following areas are essential:
Concurrently creating airframe structural designs and analysis models
More efficient and traceable loads to reserve factor calculation process
Closer collaboration between simulation and test teams
An agile stress method creation and utilization toolbox
A connected airframe structural design and analysis approach
Learn about a connected airframe structural design and analysis approach to enable the evolution of sustainable aviation. Creating and verifying new airframe configurations will require extensive multidisciplinary optimization capabilities to predict the best design parameters and associated performance at the aircraft level. The computer-aided design (CAD) model should be crafted to support the efficient generation of many assembly or subassembly variants and their consumption for computational fluid dynamics (CFD), aero-elastic, structural and stress verification analysis, considering innovative manufacturing concepts as well.
Simcenter for airframe structural design and analysis
We have developed dedicated solutions that significantly speed up the airframe design and analysis process. Using Simcenter helps engineers concurrently create structural design and FEA models for load path calculations or local for fatigue and damage tolerance analysis. Using Simcenter also helps you create and use analytical stress calculations that consume information associatively from design, FEA or material databases.
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