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Lufthansa Technik is using Ansys simulation software to simulate the wear and tear of aircraft parts, particularly in jet engines, to prolong service intervals and to create ways to repair used parts.

Part of the Lufthansa Group, the German company provides maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) support services for aircraft.

As an aviation-authority-approved development and production organisation, Lufthansa Technik performs its own research to investigate blade damage that occurs as a result of bird strike and gradual erosion from particles in the air, for example.

By using simulation software from Ansys, the company can gain an understanding of these processes, optimise the timing for parts replacement and develop repair methods.

Lufthansa Technik uses structural mechanics and fluid dynamics from Ansys to perform, among other applications, studies on structural and thermal loads on engine modules for several engine types.

Christian Werner-Spatz at Lufthansa Technik said: ‘By researching the wear of turbine blades, we are helping our customers to increase engine service life.

‘Using innovative repair methods that we develop, these same customers can possibly avoid purchasing expensive new parts,’ he added.

Rob Harwood, director of aerospace marketing at Ansys, said: ‘Multiphysics simulation software from Ansys allows us to understand the operating environment of jet engine components and to draw conclusions from these results with a high degree of confidence.

‘Lufthansa Technik uses our software not to develop completely new products but to increase service life for aircraft turbines.

‘Condition-based maintenance and developing a deeper understanding of asset lifecycles are becoming more important as airlines struggle to control costs,’ he added.

Software simulates wear and tear of aircraft parts

Lufthansa Technik is using Ansys simulation software to simulate the wear and tear of aircraft parts, particularly in jet engines, to prolong service intervals and to create ways to repair used parts.

Part of the Lufthansa Group, the German company provides maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) support services for aircraft.

As an aviation-authority-approved development and production organisation, Lufthansa Technik performs its own research to investigate blade damage that occurs as a result of bird strike and gradual erosion from particles in the air, for example.

By using simulation software from Ansys, the company can gain an understanding of these processes, optimise the timing for parts replacement and develop repair methods.

Lufthansa Technik uses structural mechanics and fluid dynamics from Ansys to perform, among other applications, studies on structural and thermal loads on engine modules for several engine types.

Christian Werner-Spatz at Lufthansa Technik said: ‘By researching the wear of turbine blades, we are helping our customers to increase engine service life.

‘Using innovative repair methods that we develop, these same customers can possibly avoid purchasing expensive new parts,’ he added.

Rob Harwood, director of aerospace marketing at Ansys, said: ‘Multiphysics simulation software from Ansys allows us to understand the operating environment of jet engine components and to draw conclusions from these results with a high degree of confidence.

‘Lufthansa Technik uses our software not to develop completely new products but to increase service life for aircraft turbines.

‘Condition-based maintenance and developing a deeper understanding of asset lifecycles are becoming more important as airlines struggle to control costs,’ he added.

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