More efficient engines making more power with less fuel helps planes reduce cost and go green
The Aerospace Industry is in the process of re-inventing itself in accordance to the global economic, social and political climate today.
  • STAR-CCM+ is unrivaled in its ability to quickly and efficiently tackle complex geometries. Shown is an analysis with STAR-CCM+ displaying the complex flow patterns as a result of the accidental deployment of a thrust reverser on a business jet while in-flight.
  • At the heart of STAR-CCM+’s post-processing toolset is the ability to extract and analyze engineering data. Here, an harmonic balance (HB) simulation was performed on a multistage axial compressor and the relative Mach mumber on the blades was displayed.
  • Analysis of fan blades of propulsive wing UAV.

As the demand surges towards greater fuel efficiency, quieter aircrafts, lesser emissions and reduced cost/passenger seat/km, innovation is driving the propulsion systems design of today to deliver these results.

STAR-CCM+ covers a wide variety of applications in the field of aircraft and space propulsion. Be it basic turbomachinery performance, combustion, rotor/stator interaction, plume analysis or erosion, the physics capabilities of STAR-CCM+ are well suited and validated to cover all these areas.

Technologies like the Harmonic Balance Method, FW-H aeroacoustic prediction model, Digital Analysis of Reaction Systems (DARS) are all complementary to propulsion system analysis within STAR-CCM+.

In addition to aircraft propulsion, the space industry is undergoing a major transformation with the advent of private sector spacecrafts and in this competitive environment, numerical simulation plays an increasingly major role in aiding an optimized propulsion system design with a short turnaround time.

CD-adapco products offer simulation capabilities covering a wide variety of propulsion applications as follows:

  • Engine/airframe integration
  • Combustion, sprays, chemistry
  • Fuel systems, sloshing, filters
  • Thrust reversers
  • Inlets/nozzles
  • Turbomachinery
  • Plume Interaction
  • Propellers
  • Liquid/Solid Rocket motors


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