Aerodynamic Design Analysis for Aircrafts - An Exclusive View by Flatworld Solutions
The world as we know it is getting smaller. Technology has made it possible for people to work for a company which may be far-fetched from their geographical location, social media has made it easy to share and explore all the wonders of the world and the Internet has made it possible to book a hotel on a budget at a few clicks of a button, all while the cost of transportation has considerably decreased.
This means that more and more people are traveling - both for work and pleasure, which that means that the aviation industry is growing. As a result, aviation has become one of the most profitable sectors in the market today, experiencing steep growth and expansion to new markets.
The Need for Safety and Design
With the introduction of economic airlines and the frequency with which traveling appears to be headed, there is a need for safe and efficient aerodynamic designs for aircrafts. Airline companies must prioritize both the safety of their passengers, the longevity of their investment, and increase in efficiency to improve profit, making it crucial for aircraft companies to develop planes that fit this new market need.
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Analysis for Aircrafts
Developing unique aerodynamic designs has become more important than ever, as aircrafts are now looking to improve both speed and safety.
Yet aerodynamics - the study of determining how air interacts with solid objects - is a complex field. Aerodynamic design analysis requires expert level knowledge of statistics, aerodynamics, and familiarity with additional methods of analysis, including computational fluid dynamics (CFD - the analysis of fluid flow using computers). It tends to be a significant undertaking, with a process that includes:
- Digital Prototyping - Creating digital models of the aerodynamic object
- Lift Estimations - Calculation of lift performance of the design
- Drag Estimations - Mathematically determining drag on the design
- Pressure Distribution Analysis - Determining how well pressure distributes
This only scratches the surface of aerodynamic design analysis. Yet it also solves several problems associated with traditional aerodynamic testing. Aerodynamic Design Analysis makes it possible to calculate the aerodynamic characteristics of an object under a wide variety of flight conditions, all without requiring the expense and time associated with building a model and running manual simulations in a wind tunnel.
Advantages of Using CFD for Aerodynamic Analysis of Aircraft Design
Aerodynamic Design Analysis, when completed correctly, has many advantages over traditional test methodologies. Some of these benefits include:
- Cost - Aerodynamic Design Analysis is a far more cost efficient method of testing aircraft performance during the design face, because it doesn't require the creation of a model for testing, nor the space, time, and expertise necessary to complete that side of the project
- Broad Range of Designs - Similarly, those that test using this type of analyses are able to look at a more broad range of designs and test them all accordingly, providing much more control over the design process
- Faster - Aerodynamic Design Analysis uses mathematical models to test aircraft components that are faster and more efficient for designing and testing an aircraft, than physical testing of models
Aerodynamic Design Analysis has the potential to reduce your time to market, improve your testing methods, and do all of those tasks with less cost.
Aerodynamic Design Analysis for Aircrafts at Flatworld Solutions
With more than 20 years' industry experience, Flatworld Solutions offers efficient aerodynamic design analysis services to a large number of clients in a cost-effective manner. As an ISO 9001:2015 certified company, we follow strict quality protocols to ensure that our clients receive exceptional services.
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