Convert knowledge into heuristic algorithms

Overview

The Infosys Aerospace and Defense practice accelerates product development with a suite of technology solutions and proprietary tools. Our engineering services framework for 3D printing establishes technical and financial feasibility of additive manufacturing across aircraft components. Our Knowledge-Based Engineering (KBE) solutions embed the knowledge of engineering products and design processes into software. Further, our KBE tools for structural design, analysis and manufacturing simulation accelerate the development cycle while eliminating rework.

Template-driven automation supports frequent changes to customer requirements as well as design modifications to incorporate emerging concepts. In addition, it streamlines development of products comprising hundreds of components from diverse suppliers. Significantly, our knowledge frameworks identify opportunities to reduce airframe weight, process overheads, and engineering cycle time for commercial and military aircraft.

Infosys product development services span metals and carbon fiber reinforced composites. We use KBE adapters to migrate data, the data structure and knowledge from COTs, open source and bespoke Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Computer Aided (CAD / CAE / CAM) systems. Our migration methodology prevents knowledge / data loss while enhancing data quality.

Our Value Analysis and Value Engineering (VAVE) approach accelerates design and development of aircraft wings, fuselage and propulsion systems. In addition, it addresses functional and non-functional product requirements, while providing visibility into landed costs. Geometric modeling and graphical visualization enable multidisciplinary teams to collaborate on world-class designs. Integrated design and stress automation help product engineers run multiple optimization cycles, and achieve ‘first time right’ capability for new designs and products.

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Challenges & Solutions

Knowledge models convert experiential knowledge into software for rules engines to automate tasks across the product development lifecycle.

Knowledge database integrates diverse engineering disciplines and processes, while a robust taxonomy drives content discovery.

Analytical models and cost benefit analysis combine data across the product lifecycle, which facilitates cost-effective aerodynamic design, assembly techniques, and maintenance approaches.