Research and Development Center for CAE technologies applied for next-generation transport aircraft design.

Aiming to realize virtual testing in aircraft design

This center is engaged in activities aimed at the research and development of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) technologies which can contribute to the design of commercial aircraft. Our main objective is to smoothly carry out outsourced work from Tohoku University related to the Development of Aircraft Design Technologies for Ideal Composite Structures, a New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) research project. More specifically, the following two types of research topics are to be conducted.

  1. Development of Design Simulator for Aircraft Structures using
    thermoplastic CFRP
  2. Development of Virtual Testing Technologies for thermoplastic CFR Structures

Based on computational mechanics and composite material engineering, our research and development includes various engineering analyses using numerical simulation methods such as the Finite Element Method (FEM), as well as validation experiments and software development. The results of this research promise to contribute to the development of Japan’s aerospace industry. Furthermore, by establishing subjects of study in relation to the content of work and by giving research guidance to our students, it is expected that in the future we will be able to produce excellent engineers who can play an active part in both the aerospace and manufacturing industries

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