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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