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Analyze Aircraft Flight Performance at Any Stage of the Design Process

Posted by AMI on May 2, 2018 11:07:15 AM

It’s important to generate functional components of your aerospace project by analyzing them at each stage of your design, whether it’s your conceptual design framework or your final computational analysis before flight testing begins. To do this, you need a full suite of tools at your disposal, including computational fluid dynamics tools, high-performance computing power, as well as pre- and post-processing tools.

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Tips for Organizing a Wind Tunnel Test

Posted by AMI on May 2, 2018 10:56:34 AM

If you want to design planes that will fly quickly and efficiently, you need to see what happens when air flows over their wings. To test the aerodynamics of your design in a low-risk environment, there’s no better method than a wind tunnel test.

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Which Type of CFD Modeling Software Do You Need?

Posted by AMI on Mar 20, 2018 3:37:07 PM

When designing and analyzing new aircraft models, you can’t compromise on your computer-aided engineering (CAE) tools. Computational fluid dynamics modeling software (CFD) is but one of many tools you should have at your disposal. But the type of CFD modeling software you choose should depend on your particular project and your desired outcome.

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Finding the Right Aircraft Design and Configuration Support

Posted by AMI on Mar 20, 2018 3:03:40 PM

Engineers who are designing, configuring, and analyzing new aircraft, as well as those who are updating existing aircraft models, have plenty of software at their disposal to drive results. Providers of such software may even offer assistance in using their product, such as demonstrations, literature, or ongoing software support.

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How Analytical Support Benefits Special Missions Aircraft Modifications

Posted by AMI on Feb 12, 2018 2:00:50 PM

Defense requirements have changed, with information and data taking precedence.

In the past decade alone, the United States and its allies have shifted priorities to combat new and emerging threats and maintain dominance in the air. Data, surveillance, and intelligence have become paramount to maintaining a strong national defense.

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UAS Engineering Support and the Future of Aerospace & Defense

Posted by AMI on Feb 12, 2018 1:41:43 PM

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), have a long history in the defense space. Even before the age of aviation, unmanned surveillance and attack balloons were used in the fields of Europe. Modern UAS engineering has produced the defense and intelligence fixed-wing aircraft that most people recognize, as well as rotorcraft, satellite technology, and the many commercial spin-offs that are now popular all over the world.

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Get Support for Your Next Commercial Aircraft Configuration Project

Posted by AMI on Jan 30, 2018 2:17:28 PM

Commercial aircraft configuration is an exercise in compromise between competing needs. Perhaps the most important engineering decisions occur when assessing what role each aircraft will play. But from the routes the aircraft will take to the cargo it will hold to the material each aircraft is built with, engineers are constantly searching for ways to make aircraft more efficient and aerodynamic.

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How Analysis Tools Improve the Commercial Aircraft Engineering Process

Posted by AMI on Jan 30, 2018 2:05:21 PM

From conception to implementation, commercial aircraft engineering is an enduring process that requires multiple levels of analysis and assessment. Every design has certain constraints and requirements. These constraints are built upon a number of factors.

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Getting Help with Your Aerodynamics Software

Posted by AMI on Jan 8, 2018 2:32:09 PM

If you’re making modifications to existing aircraft or designing new aircraft, you need a powerful suite of computational fluid dynamics software to support the development of your aerodynamic designs. However, you may not be able to analyze unique modifications properly with your software as it stands. New codes may be necessary.

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This is the Core CFD Software Every Aerospace Engineer Needs

Posted by AMI on Dec 26, 2017 10:45:04 AM

If you need to test the fluid dynamics of your new aircraft designs, there are a few core pieces of CFD software that should be part of your repertoire. Naturally, the software you choose will depend on your specific problem. If you’re trying to collect data on a new rotorcraft design, you’ll need different methods than if you’re only testing a new winglet for airfoil.

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