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CAE for Aerospace

airplane simulation

CFD and FEA Software for Aerospace Applications

The aerospace industry has always struggled to maintain profitability and competitiveness, and today is no exception. Aerospace companies are under pressure to build more efficient, quieter, and “greener” aircraft, space vehicles, propulsion units, etc. Furthermore, these demands are against the backdrop of stricter regulations, higher material costs, higher fuel costs, more demanding customers, and a faster time to market. Using simulation software as part of their development process, aerospace manufacturing companies and suppliers can evaluate designs and predict product performance, reducing the number of costly and time-consuming physical prototypes in the first stage of the design cycle. With its wide range of functionalities, high performance, and delivery as software as a service (SaaS), SimScale is being used by original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and aerospace companies all over the world. Watch the first webinar of our Aircraft Design Workshop to learn about the fundamentals of aircraft aerodynamics.

Flow through a Naca duct
Velocity streamlines of a landing gear
Airplane simulation results
Landing gear simulation
Airplane simulation
Simulation results of an aircraft landing gear
plane simulation
Velocity streamlines of a landing gear

Several applications for Aerospace simulations are as follows:

  • Aerodynamic performance of the airframe
  • Landing gear
  • High-lift wing design
  • Passenger comfort improvements
  • Fuel tank design

Better product development with simulation.

aircraft landing gear simulation

Case Study

CFD simulation of an aircraft landing gear

In this project, the SimScale simulation platform was used to simulate the airflow around an aircraft landing gear using the high-precision Large Eddy Simulation (LES) method.The simulation analyzes the instantaneous velocity profiles and the wake vortices. The post-processing images done with ParaView give insight into the flow field in the wake regions. Download this project to learn how to perform a similar simulation with SimScale.

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