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Only an aerospace engineer can truly understand the biggest challenges of designing commercial and military aircraft. At PACE Aerospace & IT, we have an intimate understanding of these challenges and how to overcome them because our software is built by engineers, for engineers.
The first challenge is controlling costs, especially for small engineering teams and startups. Each design phase is more costly than the former, and with every change, you invest more time, money, and resources. Therefore, it’s best to make as many changes as necessary well before your design ever sees the factory floor – in the preliminary design phase.
The second challenge is having the capability to simultaneously analyze and optimize all relevant aerospace engineering disciplines, such as aerodynamics and performance. Commercial and military aircraft design teams need to go through multiple iterations of ideation, analysis, and synthesis of new concepts.
Fortunately, these challenges are easy to overcome with the right tool for the job - Pacelab APD, available only from PACE Aerospace & IT.
The unique features of Pacelab APD have been carefully designed to provide countless benefits in terms of faster time to solution, cost saving, better analysis, and easy reuse of invested work.
Pacelab APD enables engineers to analyze and optimize their preliminary designs holistically - i.e. at the whole-aircraft level – which not only saves time, but money as well.
With its Multi-disciplinary Analysis and Optimization (MDAO) approach, you can develop aircraft and their subsystems, assess performance, and generally accelerate your progress in numerous design challenges.
Some common applications are:
• New aircraft and technology upgrades
• Retrofitting and variants
• Systems engineering
• Competitive analysis
• Impact analysis for equipment
Whatever your aircraft preliminary design goals are, Pacelab APD has a solution.
As the premiere off-the-shelf software platform for aircraft preliminary design, Pacelab APD is on the bleeding edge of future aircraft technologies, including:
• Fully electric propulsion
• Hybrid propulsion models
• Conventional, SAF, liquid or compressed hydrogen fuel
• Fuel cells and battery electric power trains
The future of aviation will be built on alternative propulsion concepts. If you agree, then let Pacelab APD accelerate your innovative designs!
Intuitive UI and configuration wizard
Easily configure aircraft components, and update your models anytime
Convert and store measurement units automatically
Eliminate manual conversion errors and unit misinterpretations
Ready-to-use propulsion and aircraft models
No need to start from scratch
Extensible, ready-to-use charts and reports
Such as payload range diagrams and flight envelope charts - because it always comes down to the numbers
No CAD expertise needed
Parameterized generic 3D components and rich purpose-built component editors enable easy visual verification as well as input for aerodynamics, mass, and volume
Easy set-up of complex missions
Configure missions on- or off-design for sizing or benchmarking. Challenge your model and close the design loop
Smart dependency tracking
Updates your model automatically after any configuration change, with complex solving runs finishing in a few seconds
Detect and track all dependencies automatically
Even circular dependencies can be solved – all without writing a single line of code
Reverse computation direction of methods
Change direction with one click, no coding required
Open-source models and methods
Extend or replace as needed
Easily integrate third-party tools and libraries
Thanks to an extensive API and the power of a full-fledged programming environment
If saving tons of time, money and resources relying on a tool that has been developed for more than 250 person-years isn’t enough for you, consider these additional perks of becoming an APD user:
• Comprehensive platform
• Seamless integration
• Active user community
• Large international user base
• Excellent customer support
If you’re already convinced Pacelab APD is right for you, or if you have questions, get in touch with us today.