NIMS Selects Ansys Granta MI
The database will help enable Japanese engineers and designers to select cleaner, smarter resources when developing jet engines.
June 20, 2023
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan, is using Ansys’ materials data management software, Ansys Granta MI, to develop a database of sustainable materials for Japanese aircraft manufacturers. The database, a catalog of ecofriendly materials intelligence, will help enable Japanese engineers and designers to select cleaner, smarter resources when developing next-generation jet engines.
Many leaders in the aviation industry have reportedly vowed to reach net-zero carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2050. To support this initiative, NIMS uses Ansys’ materials solution to research heat-resistant materials that improve energy and thermal efficiency, and reduce CO2 emissions. Using this data, NIMS will create a catalog in collaboration with the Gas Turbine Society of Japan to provide local aircraft manufacturers with a one-stop, domestic database for sustainable materials.
“With the ability to obtain and verify critical materials data using Ansys’ solution, NIMS has started to develop a valuable database for Japanese manufacturers to integrate more sustainability components in local aircraft engine development,” says Dr. Kyoko Kawagishi, group leader of the High Temperature Materials Group at NIMS. “This initiative is based on results obtained from a national project, ‘Development of Materials for Aircraft Engines and Bases for Material Evaluation Systems,’ commissioned by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO). We will support the manufacturing of highly reliable, purely domestic engine components and strengthen our position in the international market for aircraft engine production.”
The NIMS’ database will be built on insights from Granta MI, which also provides comprehensive and comparable data for more than 4,000 commercially available engineering materials. Materials data includes detailed information on metals, polymers, composites and coatings as well as electromagnetic, medical, and aerospace materials.
“As the aviation industry accelerates toward net-zero, companies are exploring new solutions to meet sustainability goals,” says Walt Hearn, senior vice president of worldwide sales and customer excellence at Ansys. “With the support of Ansys’ materials solution, NIMS is streamlining the process of materials selection for Japanese aircraft manufacturers, while facilitating access to smarter and cleaner materials. These positive strides bring us all closer to a more sustainable future.”
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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