By Cameron Chai
The aeromechanics division of the U.S. Army Aeroflightdynamics Directorate (AFDD) has provided a license to the VABS technology from AnalySwift, a provider of high-fidelity design and analysis software for composite materials and structures and for helicopter rotary wing structural modeling and analysis.
U.S. Army Selects AnalySwift’sVABS technologyfor helicopter rotary wing structural modeling and analysis
The AFDD focuses mainly on enhancing knowledge and innovative technology in human-system integration and rotorcraft aeromechanics. Dr. Hyeonsoo Yeo, leader for the AFFD’s Loads, Vibration, and Stability Group, is working on ‘sectional properties calculated from the VABS technology for rotary wing structural modeling and analysis.’
AnalySwift’s President and CEO, Allan Wood, remarked that global engineers and scientists are effectively using the VABS technology for precise and efficient modeling of components, such as composite bridges, high aspect ratio wings, wind turbine blades, helicopter rotor blades and other slender structural parts. VABS is a unique tool that is capable of modeling three-dimensional (3D) slender solids embedded with complex microstructures like composite beams, added the company’s CTO, Dr. Wenbin Yu. AnalySwift’s efficient high-fidelity modeling tools enable businesses to bring their products to the market rapidly and cost-effectively with high versatility, efficiency and accuracy.
The tool reduces computing time significantly when compared to time-consuming and more complex 3D finite element analyses (FEA). Hence, engineers can now design and analyze real components with complex microstructures with the use of AnalySwift’s technology. Recently VABS 3.6, a new version, has been introduced, which is faster than the earlier version and has an ability to handle even larger models.