The aerospace and defense and
automotive industries are leaders in the adoption of advanced
materials. Driven by the need to improve energy efficiency and
increase performance without compromising safety, aircraft and
advanced automobiles are leveraging the properties of composite
materials to provide strength while reducing weight. However, the
complexity of the materials, their design and manufacture are
challenging traditional design workflows. An efficient method for
simulating the performance of composite materials is therefore
As more demands are placed on these materials, for example thermal and electrical performance, durability and stealth, not only is an efficient simulation environment required, the tools used must be able to capture these multiphysics effects to understand the multifunctional performance of the material. In this webinar, ANSYS will discuss the role of simulation based engineering for the efficient simulation of composites and the emerging challenges of multifunctionality. Dr. Perterer will describe how the ANSYS simulation tool set for composite materials enabled the design team to reduce the weight of the KTM X-Bow sports car monocoque by 20%.
Dr. Martin Perterer, Head of Research and Simulation, KTM Technologies
Dr. Martin Perterer,
Head of Research and Simulation, KTM Technologies, As head of
research at simulation at KTM Technologies, Dr. Perterer leads
research and development of automotive, and sports and recreation
vehicle projects, as well as projects in other industries. Dr.
Perterer received a degree in aerospace from the Technical
University Munich, where he was also a research associate and
received his PhD at the Institute of Lightweight Structures.
Dr. Robert Harwood, Aerospace and Defense Industry Director, ANSYS, Inc.
Dr. Robert Harwood, Aerospace and Defense Industry Director, ANSYS, Inc. Rob obtained his engineering PhD in 1998 from the University of Sheffield, one of the top five engineering schools in the UK. During and since that time Rob has focused on the industrial use of physics based simulation in a broad range of sectors including Environmental Engineering, Healthcare, Chemical Process, Energy, Aerospace and Defense. Rob has been with ANSYS for 12 years and has focused on the Aerospace and Defense sector since 2006.