Boom Supersonic Partners with NUMECA

Boom adopts NUMECA's CFD solutions to advance development of the Overture supersonic passenger aircraft.

Boom adopts NUMECA's CFD solutions to advance development of the Overture supersonic passenger aircraft.

Image courtesy of Boom Supersonic/NUMECA.

NUMECA International, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), multiphysics and optimization, announced a new partnership with Boom Supersonic (Boom), a company building a fast supersonic airliner.

Through this partnership, Boom is aiming to create a streamlined and highly automated workflow, both using NUMECA’s expertise in creating solutions to provide reliable results and amplifying the strengths of Boom’s design team, the companies report. The new CFD solutions adopted from NUMECA will advance the development of Overture, Boom’s Mach-2.2 commercial airliner.

“In the first pilot project we attained results up to 14x faster than with our previous design environment,” says Tim Conners, lead propulsion engineer at Boom. “This gives Boom the ability to test more conditions, try more design ideas and save millions of dollars in compute resources, yielding a more efficient aircraft in less time and for lower cost than we originally planned for.” 

“At NUMECA, our prime focus is helping our clients, such as Boom, develop their products under real world conditions by ensuring the highest reliability of performance prediction, at a fraction of the computational cost of competitors’ solutions,” says Charles Hirsch, president of NUMECA International. “In partnering with Boom, we’re excited to contribute to bringing supersonic travel to a commercial audience and assist in the development of Overture.”

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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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