SiCortex used in designs for more energy efficient aircraft

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HPC vendor SiCortex is talking about one of their customers, researchers and faculty at the Royal Military College of Canada, who are using their gear to design more fuel efficient airplanes

SiCortex logoThe aviation and shipping industries spend billions of dollars every year on fuel and account for 5 percent of total global carbon emissions. With fuel costs and global warming concerns on the rise, more energy-efficient aircraft are in demand. Researchers and faculty at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) are taking on this challenge, using a high-productivity computing (HPC) system from SiCortex to design more aerodynamic and efficient air vehicles. To achieve this, researchers are employing concepts like non-planar wing design and other surface configurations to positively impact aerodynamics, structural design, weight and performance.

The RMC’s mission goes beyond the important goal of improving fuel efficiency. By implementing a more energy-efficient, cross-functional design process, they are designing air vehicles that contribute to improved air transportation networks and reduced air traffic congestion. More broadly, the RMC is working in partnership with the National Defence and Canadian Forces to conduct highly-complex, advanced research to develop aircraft that better sustain damage during lengthy combat missions.