Future manned and unmanned air combat platforms are likely to make use of internal carriages for ordinance. While providing advantages for stealth, there are a number of challenges to be overcome such as acoustic footprint, ordinance releasing and fatigue due to structural vibration.
Utilising the power of ARA’s computational fluid dynamics toolset has enabled ARA to provide inputs to weapon design cycles, analysis of isolated and carriage aerodynamics, prediction of release characteristics and examination of non-conventional stores (free-to-rotate cruciform tail sections for example).
ARA has a high level of experience in the accurate simualtion of aerodynamic performance and the deployment of weapons from a variety of operational platforms, both of which are vital in the military sector.
Our expertise in aerodynamics (from low to supersonic speeds) and aeroacoustics allows our experts to provide specialist inputs to weapon bay analysis. ARA has been, and continues to be, involved in high-level cavity research.