First flight on the computer
Maximum safety and reliability is paramount in this industry. The costs for designing and testing a new aeroplane or spacecraft are far higher than in the automotive industry. Computer simulations of sections of an aeroplane are already conducted today, yet the aim is to perform a complete simulation of an entire aeroplane on the computer - i.e. the first flight on the PC. This would not only save development time enormously. It would also open up completely new options for basic design decisions. Powerful high-performance computers are essential for these complex simulations.
Wind tunnels for testing flight behaviour and air resistance are extremely expensive to build and operate. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) can be used to simulate these phenomena in increasingly more accurate detail to one day make wind tunnels completely superfluous. Besides fluid dynamics, the structural mechanics of an aeroplane is also simulated and tested. The design of a wing or vehicle frame has already been optimised on the computer and its durability and resistance has been improved before a component is constructed and tested in real.
HPC is primarily used for fluid simulations, structural analyses and computer-aided engineering and design. Reality modelling of turbulences as well as structural, thermal and chemical simulations are also required to improve reliability and safety as well as the cost efficiency of aeroplanes and spacecraft.
transtec has been installing and providing services for high-performance computer systems in industrial companies for many years. With our reliable and high-performance systems, we can help you achieve your goals. We are available to answer any questions you may have on HPC systems, obviously for all tasks outside of aeroplane development.