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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.

In order to stay competitive, the entire industry needs to find ways to get products to market faster, at a lower cost, and with higher quality. This goal must be achieved by maintaining a delicate balance between safety and requirements for capacity, weight, and strength.

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.

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Several applications for Aerospace are listed below:

• Aerodynamic performance of the airframe

• Landing gear

• High-lift wing design

• Passenger comfort improvements

• Fuel tank design

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Project Highlight

CFD simulation of an aircraft landing gear

Large Eddy Simulation (LES) 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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