Fewer expensive development tests are needed, but more work remains
Simulation is providing big payoffs in aerospace design, but industry officials agree that the tools have large room for improvement. Experts gave their views at a conference here last month organized by Daratech Inc. of Cambridge, Mass. Subjects covered a range of aircraft, rockets, spacecraft and simulation tools. Boeing Rocketdyne's new RS-68 liquid-hydrogen rocket engine reaped large benefits from digital simulation, said Anthony Eastland, the company's director of engineering ...
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