HCL Technologies

India Website:http://www.hcltech.com/

As a $4.5 billion global company, HCL Technologies brings IT and engineering services expertise under one roof to solve complex business problems for its clients.

The Challenge

HCL Technologies needed to design a lightweight vertical stabilizer for an aircraft tail assembly and ensure that it would be strong enough to withstand impact from bird strike and meet flight certification regulations. 

Dassault Systèmes Response

Using Abaqus, R&D engineers simulated structural behavior during impact for a series of composite and hybrid-material stabilizer designs of varying thicknesses and composition to determine which options would satisfy safety standards.

Benefits

Realistic simulation focused design development and, as a result, helped the engineering team dramatically reduce costly and time-intensive physical testing for their aerostructure design