CFMS to hold dissemination event on new technologies used for the design of metallic aircraft wings

CFMS to hold dissemination event on new technologies used for the design of metallic aircraft wings

The Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS) will be holding a dissemination event on 24th November 2016, resulting from its participation in the Structural Enablers for Advanced Metallic Wing (StEAM) project, led by Airbus.

The project is supported by the joint industry and government aerospace R&D funding programme, delivered as a partnership between the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) and Innovate UK.

Led by Airbus, StEAM is a collaborative project with Airbus Group Innovation, Constellium UK, Magellan Aerospace, Testia and CFMS.

The aim of the StEAM project is to produce a software application that can perform optimisation of metallic structures. The project also aims to ease the exploitation of optimisation results by providing refined representations of the sized structure, suitable for the next stages of structure design and stress check.  StEAM includes research and development work spanning several fields, from stress analysis and Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) to software integration and high-performance computing.

Sam Paice, Chief Operating Officer, CFMS, commented, “We’re delighted to have the opportunity to participate in the StEAM programme, which underpins our commitment to developing new technologies that advance learning and awareness of state-of-the-art."

The StEAM Dissemination Event will be held on 24th November 2016, 9.30 - 11.30am, which follows the Airbus DiPaRT event, taking place at CFMS, 21st-23rd November 2016. To register for the StEAM Dissemination Event, click here.

More information about StEAM and other research programmes that CFMS participates in can be found here.

Note to Editors

The £3.9bn Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) is a collaboration between government and industry, facilitating research and development investments to ensure UK retains a world-leading aerospace sector.

About CFMS

The Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS) is proud to be a growing, independent and not-for-profit organisation that specialises in high value design capability. We promote advanced modelling and simulation, underpinned by HPC, pushing the boundaries of technology.

Through our exceptional, collaborative, virtual and physical facility, we enable the adoption and acceleration of new technologies for advanced modelling and simulation, while improving learning and developing awareness of state-of-the-art. Engaging with organisations large and small, we help to provide access to the right tools, resources, skills and technologies, resulting in increased productivity and faster, more informed decision-making.

As a trusted and neutral provider, our vision is to drive a practical revolution in engineering capability and design, working with organisations to reduce risk in the design phase, product development costs and time to market.

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