Computer rendering of a flying supersonic jetBrian Albright of Digital Engineering magazine recently wrote a great article on how engineering tools like CD-Adapco’s Star-CCM+ software and MAYA/Siemens PLM NX CAD are helping to advance innovation in the aerospace industry.

In just the last five years, maybe ten, digital engineering tools like these have really advanced, to the point where companies can do significant engineering work on their computers before building actual physical models. That saves tremendous time and money during research and development. The robustness of these tools provides detailed and accurate simulation results that come very close to actual physical models.

Spike Aerospace is taking full advantage of these tools, and developing proprietary processes to maximize their value through Multi-Disciplinary Optimization techniques.