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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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Using Analytical Tools to Understand Aircraft Performance

Posted by AMI on Nov 3, 2017 10:49:11 AM

It can be expensive and time-consuming to obtain the computational ability to conduct complete aerodynamic analyses. Whether you’re modifying aircraft, conducting repairs, or educating the next generation of aerospace engineers, you need the right analytical tools.

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Maximize Aerodynamic Efficiency with the Right Support

Posted by AMI on Nov 3, 2017 10:48:03 AM

The need for engineering and design support services continues to grow. According to Boeing, there is a need for 39,620 new aircraft over the next twenty years. By 2037, there should be 63,220 aircraft in the world. Whether you’re designing new aircraft or modifying existing designs, you’ll need engineering services to support your program at multiple levels.

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