By using end-to-end processes for aerostructures that take advantage of simulation throughout the product lifecycle, manufacturers have found they are able to deliver innovative products on time and with predictable performance. This has enabled them to reduce model preparation time, shorten design-analysis iterations, evaluate tradeoffs across multiple disciplines, streamline development for on-time delivery and improve the quality of designs.
Composites have become increasingly important to the Aerospace and Defense (A&D) industry. In a study, Tech-Clarity Inc. found that A&D companies overwhelmingly turn to composites to help with light weighting so that they can improve performance and realize better fuel economy. The study also found that while composites offer significant benefits, the expense of the material means companies should look at ways to get better insight.