Analyzing preliminary aircraft designs across disciplines

With a heavy increase in air traffic expected for the next few decades, aircraft and engine manufacturers are looking to give their products a substantial revamp to increase productivity, while making them greener and more efficient. In the race for innovation, preliminary design and optimization capabilities play a critical role paving the way for new and emerging technologies such as electric or hybrid-electric propulsion systems.

Our preliminary aircraft design platform Pacelab APD allows evaluating alternative aircraft configurations in terms of performance, economics and technical risk and helps to assess the impact of technological innovations early in the design process.

 

HOW YOU CAN BENEFIT
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Save time to evaluate a wider range of design alternatives

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Focus on engineering not programming

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Assess key metrics and risks early on

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Leverage existing tools and methods

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Back up investment and technology decisions

KEY FEATURES
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  • Rapid setup of aircraft models from resident library or configurator
  • Reversible I/O, one-click selection of complex design cases
  • Seamless integration of proprietary methods
  • Extensible trade study and optimization module
  • Powerful API for coupling external tools (and methods)
  • Efficient (partial) recalculation of the equation system

 

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Aircraft design research

Our software products for preliminary design are appreciated by leading universities and research organizations for their scalability, extensibility and ease of use and regularly feature at international aerospace conferences.

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