Flowmaster V7 for
Aerospace Applications

Aero Engines - Commercial Aircraft - Military Aircraft - Helicopters - Space
Requirements Simulation Products Fuel ECS Hydraulics Vapour Cycle UAV Rocket Systems

Meeting the needs of your industry

In the fast paced, tightly regulated Aerospace industry companies require sophisticated software tools to design and test some of the most technologically advanced products in the world.

We recognise the challenges in bringing a product to market and strive to develop system simulation tools to reduce prototypying costs and increase quality.

Aircraft manufacturers face ever increasing economic, environemental and regulatory challenges when developing new aircraft. These include

  • Increasing Fuel Efficiency
  • Varying Operating Conditions
  • Tighter regulations on safety of systems and Comfort/Health of passengers
  • Shorter Development Cycles
  • Workforce Reductions
  • Globalization

For fuel system development aerospace engineers have to ensure that as the fuel level depletes - over a complete flight profile – they have the ability to validate the system's performance at a concept stage.  By simulating the pressurisation and venting process to ensure the correct flow rate is achieved, they can prevent over pressurisation of the tank and minimise the risk of explosion.

To conform to FAA rules on inerting fuel systems Fuel tank inerting sub-systems are designed to inject and distribute Nitrogen Enriched Air (NEA) within the tank ullage in order to reduce fuel flammability below limits deemed acceptable by FAA regulations. It is increasingly vital for engineers to simulate fuel tank inerting at a concept stage, as physical testing even on scale models of aircraft fuel tanks, can be very expensive and time consuming. Flowmaster V7 Aerospace includes an advanced Multi-Arm Tank component that has been specifically designed to simplify the modelling of multi cell fuel tanks. The component can account for the movement of fuel from one cell to another while also internally tracking the changing oxygen and nitrogen concentrations within the ullage.

The successful development of an Environmental Control Systems (ECS) is dependent on maintaining a comfortable environment for passengers and tolerable working conditions for safety and electrical equipment while also ensuring the system is optimised to minimise material wastage and weight. Flowmaster V7 Aerospace can be used at the concept stage to model and simulate all the sub-systems of an aircraft's entire environmental control system. Using the in-built 'Flow-Balancing' functionality engineers can optimise the properties of individual components around system, identifying where waste can be minimised, without risking the performance of the overall system.

“Flowmaster is a design tool used by our engineers on a daily basis to investigate the fluid mechanics of the fuel system. It helps us understand how changes to the fuel system design will affect performance, and the simulation results are frequently used in conjunction with test results in certification reports for the fuel system”

Ellis Griffiths,
Head of Fuel Systems, Fluids Mechanical. Airbus UK


Space Customers include: NASA, MHI, Boeing Space Division, ESTEC
Military Aircraft Customers include: Agusta Westland, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems
Comercial Jet Customers include: Airbus, Boeing, Cessna, Embraer, AVIC,