Safran Aircraft Engines select Ansys’ leading simulation solutions for an improved, end-to-end structural and thermal simulation workflow in new aircraft engine programmes.

Aircraft engine manufacturer Safran Aircraft Engines will implement Ansys’ finite element analysis (FEA) tools as an end-to-end structural and thermal simulation solution in new programs for developing next-generation aircraft engines. The integration will support aviation sustainability efforts while advancing Safran Aircraft Engine’s productivity and cost-efficiency.

Safran Aircraft Engines will deploy Ansys Mechanical FEA software for design and validation in the CFM RISE technology programme, which is driven by the worldwide aviation industry commitment to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Simulation is an important technology to accelerate the development of novel, sustainable-by-default technologies, while also upgrading existing technologies to meet energy efficiency standards.

Optimising research and development

“Ansys’ 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 Michel Brioude, vice president of engineering, research, and technology at Safran Aircraft Engines. “By leveraging Ansys’ tools, Safran Aircraft Engines will benefit from improved usability, a streamlined workflow, and a set of technologies that enables scalability and optimises our research and development process through virtual prototyping.”

Designing groundbreaking innovations

“Safran Aircraft Engines is a world leader in aircraft engine manufacturing, delivering top-of-the-line equipment, and Ansys is a global leader in simulation, providing top-quality FEA software for structural analysis and technology,” said Shane Emswiler, senior vice president of products at Ansys. “After many years of close collaboration, we are thrilled to announce that Ansys simulation software will now help Safran Aircraft Engines engineers design groundbreaking innovations for aircraft engines that meet sustainability standards, while reducing development time and costs to better serve the aviation industry more quickly and efficiently.”

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