The Aerospace & Defense Industry has to face a large set of new challenges imposed by new environmental constraints as well as by economic, social and politic modern context.
Increase in product performance is a must for companies that want to remain competitive, and a faster and cheaper product delivering is fundamental.
Improvements in fuel efficiency, optimization of passenger comfort and safety and environmental impact are typical subjects in this sector where development of next-generation aircraft, commercial space vehicles, and unmanned systems like intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) technology are state of art research topics.
In this context numerical simulations are not just a plus, they are strategic instruments to be used in the early design phase. Thus, they need to be both accurate and easy to use. Automation and seamless integration with other CAD and CAE tools are two of the main ways to achieve this goal.