The aviation industry aims for a more sustainable future

Manufacturers and industry leaders have faced long cycles of innovation and now need a radical overhaul to digitally transform. It is essential to identify areas where improvements can be made quickly to rapidly increase the energy performance of aircraft.

Engineering simulation opens the possibility of exploring all the different options to define and identify the optimal configuration of a system or component. Essentially, simulation makes it possible to model a product and study the immediate impact of its physical attributes such as heat, shocks and stresses related to operation and overall performance. Companies can then plan different operating scenarios, carry out trade-off studies and validate technological and digital choices more quickly.

Simulation removes the time-consuming and costly process of making physical prototypes, a challenge that often slows down innovation. Simulation can act as a superpower and a key predictive tool to reduce development time and cost. Aerospace industry leaders will be rewarded for their time to market for carbon-free aircraft, and the use of simulation will certainly improve their path to achieving these ambitious goals.