Dassault Systèmes enhances partnership with Airbus

The 3DExperience platform at the heart of a new program for realistic simulation of aircraft strength and performance.


3DExperience Abaqus ADVANS program Dassault Systèmes SIMULIA


Dassault Systèmes has announced its partnership with Airbus to expand the use of Dassault Systèmes’ 3DExperience platform’s realistic simulation applications (SIMULIA). This will accelerate the structural analysis and virtual testing of their next generation aircraft, starting with the A350-900.

Airbus’ ADVANS program (Accelerated Development for Vulnerability and Nonlinear System) consists of simulation methods to apply the advanced nonlinear dynamic analysis capabilities of SIMULIA Abaqus to predict, with a high level of confidence, the real-world strength and performance of its aircraft structures. Accurate, nonlinear analysis, done earlier in the design phase and prior to performing costly physical tests, results in a higher quality design, faster, and at a lower cost. Airbus designers and engineers will create very large simulation models, leveraging their aircraft models designed in the Catia application. Then, by using high-performance computing clusters, they will be able to perform full-scale, nonlinear structural simulations with SIMULIA Abaqus overnight.