Ansys and Air Race E partner for advanced electric aircraft

Engineering simulation software developer Ansys and electric airplane Air Race E have partnered to develop advanced electric aircraft, reports aerospace-technology.com.

Under the collaboration, engineering teams from Air Race E are developing cleaner, faster and highly advanced electric aircraft while leveraging Ansys’ simulation solutions. Ansys technologies will support in designing innovative all-electric race planes, to compete in the 2021 Air Race E World Championship.

Air Race Events founder and CEO Jeff Zaltman said, “Lacking historical design precedent for these highly sophisticated electric aircraft, simulation remains the only way to safely develop innovative technologies under tight deadlines.”

He continued, “Partnering with Ansys, Air Race E teams will leverage leading-edge simulation technology to design new aircraft, achieve world-class performance levels and cross the finish line at incredible speeds.” Adding, “These advances will help usher in the next chapter of electric aviation.”

Flying at 400km/h on a tight oval racing circuit, the aircraft requires the safe handling of the power electronics and battery management system.

Video on development of Air-Race E