AMRaven - An Integrated Air Vehicle Design and Analysis Environment 2006-01-2402
TechnoSoft has developed and released an air vehicle design engineering environment in collaboration with AFRL, NASA and major aerospace industries. The Adaptive Modeling Rapid Air Vehicle Engineering (AMRaven) environment is a generative modeling environment enabling the integrated design and analysis of air vehicles. AMRaven is built on the AML object-oriented framework incorporating a custom design environment with a suite of modeling features that support the rapid design and configuration of air vehicles. The generation of detailed analysis models for coupled aerodynamic and structural analysis is fully automated.
Unique to the AMRaven framework is a feature-based design environment that incorporates a set of custom components such as pods, wings, and control surfaces for outer mold line (OML) design and spars, ribs, and bulkheads for substructure layout. AMRaven integrates design and analysis process automation within a common environment to facilitate the engineering process and the assessment of technology variables and their impact on vehicle performance.
This paper describes the underlying general framework, the AMRaven design environment, aerodynamic and structural analysis capabilities, and a number of other modules.