Growing Expertise and Consulting Capability

The j2 Universal Tool-kit is uniquely positioned to underpin the growth in aerospace design and analysis consulting. Whether installed on a company server or accessed as a service option, the software can meet all outsourced design engineering and analysis needs from enhanced to full x-listed security standards.

The j2 Universal Tool-kit accelerates the aircraft design cycle from concept to completion. The highly adaptable and agile platform provides a common engineering development tool-kit that all design disciplines can access. The j2 Universal Tool-kit enables consulting organisations to expand their client offerings globally with anytime access available via the SAAS option without firewall issues.

Consulting engineers are able to access the version controlled data set with updates/analyses results record instantly into the secure core. The integration plug-in, j2 Developer, allows design teams to merge data from their own or client code bases, higher order CFD or other data into the powerful modelling, simulation and performance engine.

Using the j2 Universal Tool-kit consulting engineers can work faster – generating more trade-off analyses within the same timeframe or developing more initial concepts without adding manpower. Engineers can analyse how subtle changes on the airframe impact on aerodynamic performance and handling characteristics before, during and after wind tunnel assessment, adding significant value return from any wind tunnel project time.

The j2 Universal Tool-kit enables consulting groups to compare results from wind tunnel and the predictive model, and then conduct further analysis and trade/sensitivity studies, generating instant results without returning to wind tunnel. Planned airframe variations and mid-life upgrades can be evaluated much earlier in the aircraft lifecycle, looking at aerodynamic performance and actual behavioural characteristics.

The proven predictive modelling capability allows consulting organisations to design and analyse, and then expose their designs to the j2 real time visual evaluation environment, using the j2 Virtual plug-in.

j2 software can add further value through the use of the j2 Pilot SDK to integrate into any simulator platform for work in the areas of qualification and certification. This provides an opportunity to ‘test fly’ and aircraft well before certification and pre-production enabling the capability for early intervention of engineers and Pilots by running certification manoeuvres. The virtualisation capability provides a profound 360-degree view of the aircraft in flight. This can extended to include multiple overlays flying the same manoeuvres and optimising designs as part of a wind tunnel campaign delivering more value.

The level of understanding this can give an engineer about the behaviour of his aircraft in standard or changed configurations is unique.

    Required Tools

    • The j2 Universal Framework is the core of the j2 Universal Tool-Kit. This provides the main data access, versaion control and configuration management. The j2 Universal Framework is required for all users. Aircraft models and Flight Test Or Simulation results can be automatically imported for use by the plug-ins.
    • Import designs/manufacturers models or create your own, using simple hierarchical data structure.
    • Detailed analysis of manoeuvres and handling of chosen design. Fly the Certification envelope. Increasing confidence in the aircraft’s ability to get Certified.
    • Evaluate the aircraft models using Classical Linear Analysis.  Automatic Identification of Standard Modes of Motion, Frequency and Damping characteristics.
    • Evaluate complete set of performance charts. Evaluate the impact of altitude and airspeed on range and performance.
    • Integrate FCS design directly into j2 Models. Evaluate open and closed loop capabilities usingthe same test cases and criteria.
    • Detailed charts and templates can be created and re-used each time the model is refined to view consistent reports.
    • Understand the meaning in 3-D 360° outside world scenarios.
    • Take existing aircraft model code and engine data and integrate straight into the aircraft model through automated interfaces.
    • Engineer-in-the-Loop simulation enables the designers to fully understand the aircraft characteristics.
    • Take existing aircraft model code and engine data and integrate straight into the aircraft model through automated interfaces.