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Industry Segment
Universities & Research Institutions

Aerospace is a highly research-intensive industry, which strongly relies on universities and research institutions to contribute advanced product and process knowledge that can be translated into technological innovation. Joint research programs provide important conceptual groundwork for developing the green aircraft and engine technologies which are critical to the industry’s economic success and continued growth.

PACE software products for preliminary design are appreciated by students, teachers and research scientists at leading international organizations for their scalability, extensibility and ease of use. With powerful features for modeling, sizing and optimizing aircraft and aircraft systems, they can support a wide range of research areas:

  • Design and analysis of unconventional aircraft configurations
  • Electrification of aircraft systems
  • Assessment of emerging propulsion technologies
  • Development and adaptation of analysis methods
  • Improvement of the multidisciplinary development process
A few of the universities working with Pacelab software

Most recent publications

Cinar, G., Mavris, D.N., Emeneth, M., Schneegans, A., Riediger, C., Fefermann, Y., Isikveren, A. (2017). Sizing, Integration and Performance Evaluation of Hybrid Electric Propulsion Subsystem Architectures. 55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting (AIAA SciTech Forum). January 9-13, 2017, Grapevine (TX), USA.

Cinar, G., Mavris, D.N., Emeneth, M., Schneegans, A., Fefermann, Y. (2017). Development of Parametric Power Generation and Distribution Subsystem Models at Conceptual Aircraft Design Stage. 55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting (AIAA SciTech Forum). January 9-13, 2017, Grapevine (TX), USA.

PACE's Mathias Ementh and Imon Chakraborty (ASDL) holding the AIAA 2015 Best Paper Award certificate.
AIAA 2015 Best Paper Award – Left to right: Mathias Emeneth (PACE), Imon Chakraborty and Prof. Dimitri N. Mavris (ASDL)
Pacelab SysArc application window on laptop screen

Key features

High usability without comprise on capability makes PACE preliminary design software a valuable resource in aircraft design education, which can be applied in the core curriculum and in student research projects:

  • A well-organized data model and a wide range of interactive views encourage students to investigate the model from different perspectives and gain a better understanding of parameter interdependencies.
  • A highly visual modeling approach enables students to quickly capture design intent without extensive software training.
  • Domain methods and tools can be integrated seamlessly making it easy to shape the software to specific research environments.
  • Commercial analysis tools and in-house developments can be coupled via API to conduct investigations of different scope and fidelity.

Academic program

PACE is firmly committed to supporting the education of the next generation of aerospace engineers with state-of-the-art design software – please inquire about our university licensing program.

In addition, we offer student placements and internship programs, which give graduate and post-graduate students an opportunity to apply their design skills to real-world challenges – don’t hesitate to contact us with questions and proposals.

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