Aerospace & Defense
Despite escalating gas and material prices, the Aerospace & Defense industry continues to grow. Over the past few years, the industry has seen major consolidation and increasing pressure to find ways to stay competitive. The entire industry—including suppliers—needs to find ways to work globally, improve processes and leverage current systems to get to market faster, lower costs, and improve quality.
The Aerospace development process strikes an intricate balance between requirements for capacity, weight, strength, efficiency, reliability, and safety. Modern flight vehicles undergo severe operating conditions, including changes in atmospheric pressure, temperature, and structural load. These vehicles also integrate complex multi-functional subsystems that must perform reliably together. No technical uncertainty can be left unchecked.
The effective use of realistic simulation is a critical component of this process. Aerospace & Defense manufacturers and suppliers use SIMULIA solutions as part of their integrated development environment to evaluate design alternatives, collaborate on projects and leverage computing resources for more efficient analysis.
Our use of nonlinear internal loads models is just the first step in an industry-wide move to FEA-based stress analysis of every load-bearing part.