Safran Aircraft Engines will use Ansys’s finite element analysis (FEA) software for the development of its next-generation sustainable engines. The FEA simulation software is expected to result in an improved end-to-end structural and thermal simulation workflow in new aircraft engine programs, Safran said, resulting in reduced development time and cost.
Ansys's simulation software will be used by Safran for advanced engine developments, including sophisticated structural designs such as an open unducted fan, upgraded composite material to minimize the effects of higher temperatures, and hybrid-electrification to lower emissions.
“Ansys's best-in-class simulation software and deep understanding of the challenges of our industry will enable us to support our engineers to develop sustainable technologies for our future aircraft engine programs,” said Safran Aircraft Engines v-p of engineering, research, and technology Michel Brioude. “By leveraging Ansys's tools, Safran Aircraft Engines will benefit from improved usability, a streamlined workflow, and a set of technologies that enables scalability and optimizes our research and development process through virtual prototyping.”