SusTech Talk Feb. 2022 – Using Simulation to Help Aviation Industry Achieve Sustainability Goals


SusTech 2022 is hosting talks on Sustainability leading up to the virtual conference on April 21-23, 2022.

“Using Simulation to Help Aviation Industry Achieve Sustainability Goals”

with Swati Saxena of ANSYS

Date: 22 Feb 2022
Time: 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM PT



The Aviation Industry is committed to the net Zero-Carbon Emissions by 20501. This is only achievable when aircraft integrators, engine manufacturers, and suppliers work together towards more sustainable technologies and build the ecosystem around them. A combination of measures such as sustainable aviation fuel (SAFs), alternate propulsion designs (electric, hybrid or hydrogen propulsion) and operational and infrastructure improvements (retrofitting designs, aerodynamic improvements, weight reduction methods) and adoptions will contribute to achieving this objective. To meet this timeline, manufacturers must accelerate research on airframe designs and new propulsion methods. Simulation can help them not only expand their design space but also optimize their designs faster and, in a cost-effective manner.

During this presentation, a variety of physics-based simulation methods and capabilities will be discussed that can support design, development and testing of these sustainable technologies in a virtual environment and thus accelerate the time to market which is critical as the government and  the aviation industry rush to meet the 2050 net-zero carbon goals.


Swati Saxena, PhD
AIAA Lifetime Senior Member
ASME – Professional Member

Technical and Project Manager – Ansys Inc. (2018 – present)
Lead Research Scientist and Program Manager – GE Global Research

B Tech. – IIT Kanpur
MS and PhD in Aerospace Engineering – Penn State University

Areas of Interest: Data Science for Engineering Simulation, Engineering Design – MBSE/PIDO/MDAO, Computational Fluid Dynamics and Aero-acoustics, Turbomachinery
25+ publications, 2 patents