The development of aircraft for civil aviation is driven largely by the economics of the materials constituting the airframe. Improvements in strength and durability can reduce aircraft weight and allow regulators to increase the inspection intervals.
There is a continuous demand for better materials and a greater understanding of how these materials perform in aircraft components. However, introducing a new structural material for an airframe is costly and takes several years, so there is a significant need for better certification processes.
Eucalyptus is ideal for structural purposes because of its high quality and resistance. Using this wood can allow construction companies to build homes faster, with less waste and less energy, in line with European Union housing guidelines.
Designing and testing a new structural product is an extremely costly process. As an SME, Maderas Besteiro faces a challenge to develop new products due to its small number of staff and lack of sufficient financial resources. A cost-effective computer simulation process would help to solve this problem.
Gompute is a leading HPC and HPC Cloud company, based in Sweden which offers HPC services to a large number of users worldwide. Gompute delivers comprehensive solutions for High Performance Computing, both in-house and as a service. Gompute delivers a collaborative and highly productive work environment for geographically distributed engineering teams.
The challenge addressed by this case study was to adapt a wiring optimisation application from KEW to run on a Cloud-based HPC system, so that wiring layouts could be optimised in a feasible length of time and at an acceptable cost. Such a solution would involve computationally intensive simulations that could be run on a pay-per use basis, which would be much cheaper than owning and maintaining a large system and would offer sufficient resources to satisfy peak demands.