Aerospace consultant helps customers make smart design decisions early in the development process
Aerospace consultant Noesim automates its CAE process with Femap from Siemens PLM Software, from simulation model generation to analysis and final reporting. Other results included reduced finite element modeling time, early design validation and reduced prototyping costs for customers. The company designs structural parts, manufacturing tooling and ground maintenance equipment.
Noesim was established in 2005 to consolidate the engineering and management know-how its founders acquired by working with major Italian companies. The company’s objective is to make its expertise available to organizations that strive for success through innovation and competitiveness. Based in Cesate, Italy, a few kilometers from Milan, the core focus of this design and engineering company is the aerospace industry. Noesim has also extended its services to companies in other industries that require computer-aided engineering (CAE) expertise and simulation tools in the design and validation stages of a project.
From the very start, Noesim built its business on a sound foundation, providing engineering consulting services to the aerospace industry. “We have been working in aerospace for many years and we know the requirements of companies in this industry very well,” says Guglielmo Barbiani, one of Noesim’s co-founders. “For example, there are non-official habits and standards, such as the use of Nastran as the de facto standard CAE solver. We also needed a CAE tool that could interface with all the different CAD (computer-aided design) packages adopted by our customers.”
To create an efficient and competitive organization, Noesim develops internal standards and procedures that are independent of their customers’ processes. Noesim engineers acquire competence using software tools that help them deal with multi-disciplinary tasks. They have expertise not only in static and dynamic structural analysis, but also in composite materials, kinematics, fluid dynamics and heat transfer.