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SIMULATION IN THE TURBOMACHINE INDUSTRY SEGMENT

Improved Design Processes for an Increasingly Demanding Industry

Expected performances for modern aircraft engines have been steadily increasing. With the unceasing rise of fuel price and the continuous pressure on costs, strict requirements are defined on fuel consumption leading to new engine programs consistently promising significant improvements. In parallel, rising environmental concerns lead to new, more stringent regulations in terms of noise and gas emissions for new turbomachines.

Current market needs are pushing the aerospace propulsion industry to scale their production line efficiently. Airline customers are facing reduced margins; new engines need not only better performance, but also to demonstrate improved maintainability, to increase their time-on-wing, and reduced development cycle cost.

Designing turbomachines for maximum performance, while verifying off-design operability and satisfying current regulations, is a multidisciplinary effort involving aerodynamic, structural, acoustic and thermal considerations. All aspects of the engine lifecycle are prone to intense process transformation to support the aggressive cost reduction objectives expected by the market and targeted by the propulsion companies, which is forcing them to transform their processes and tools.

The capability to perform multi-physics through all stages of the engineering design cycle is, therefore, of paramount necessity. The aerodynamic, acoustic, thermal, mechanical and structural simulation capabilities offered by the Dassault Systèmes SIMULIA portfolio, together with the superior connectivity of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, empower engine makers to perform informed design decisions, optimize engine performance, increase certification confidence and compress the development timelines while maintaining the high quality and safety required.