ICON develops a complete-cabin CFD simulation process for Airbus

A long-standing co-operation with Airbus has seen ICON working on the design and improvement of ventilation systems for a number of different aircraft programmes such as the A380, A380-F, A340/330, A400M, A350XWB

In the case of the A380, Airbus’ next generation full double-deck passenger aircraft, the intention of this work was to:

– investigate the practicality of handling models for very
– develop an efficient work process including testing the
suitability of CD-adapco’s new STAR-CCM+ solver
– investigate the cabin flow field in a complete “closed”
domain by erasing the problems associated with additional
unknown boundary conditions
– investigate the flow in the stairhouses and its effect on the
adjacent cabin areas

The full press release is available here.