Ansys partners with Air Race E to increase electric aircraft

Ansys (NASDAQ: ANSS) has announced its simulation solutions are increasing energy efficiency that develop cleaner, faster and more advanced electric aircraft, the company said.

Through a new sponsorship with Air Race E, Ansys technologies will help accelerate the design of innovative all-electric race planes competing in the 2021 Air Race E World Championship, a series of international air racing competitions that are spurring the future technology developments needed to drive more sustainable aviation.

Ansys solutions will help team engineers improve batteries and battery management systems to deliver more power with less weight penalty, create small electric machines that are reliable and efficient, design electric powertrains equipped with power electronics to overcome thermal and high voltage challenges, and perform safe system-wide integration.

Air Race E serves as a testbed for furthering the development and adoption of these clean technologies for urban air mobility and commercial airplanes.

Ansys offers engineering simulation through Pervasive Engineering Simulation.