Aerospace & Defense

NUMECA is now Cadence


For more than 25 years Cadence has been a CFD software and solution partner to the world’s major aerospace manufacturers and suppliers, ensuring engineers can evaluate designs quickly, and above all, reliably. 

From full simulation of external aerodynamics, flight envelope and engine/fuselage interaction with the impact of inlet distortion, to sonic boom calculation, noise prediction, and more... our application-focused solutions provide automated workflows that allow engineers to access a robust design optimization framework, increasing engineering productivity.

These dedicated solutions for the aerospace industry have recorded the fastest simulation technology on the market - 3 to 20 times certified - while attaining accurate results, thanks to years of extensive validation.

Further, because our solutions are integrated within one comprehensive software environment, engineers can streamline their work while simultaneously reducing IT software overhead, saving valuable dollars in the process.


Application dedicated CFD software

Cadence’s solutions enable fully-automated, virtual aerospace development with tools such as:

  • Dedicated, fast solvers for incompressible and compressible fluids, from subsonic to hypersonic flow regimes
  • A complete end-to-end solution for rotating equipment, including compressors, turbines, fans, propellers etc.
  • A whole suite of aero- and vibro-acoustic tools for noise source identification and propagation  
  • Two-way strong FSI coupling or modal approach for fast convergence

Solutions can be rolled out on premises, On-Demand via dedicated HPC Cloud Computing Resources or a powerful combination of both.



Omnis™: Power to explore, collaborate and innovate

One single integrated multiphysics environment for all steps in the simulation process, powered by the fastest solvers on the market.

Accurately predict real-world product performance through multiphysics simulation. Run all of your simulations in one place and change from one physics to another by the simple click of a button. 

Steer product design from start to finish through a highly automated and streamlined workflow.

High Fidelity - Built for the most advanced simulation needs.


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"Masten Space Systems heavily utilized Cadence technology at HPC scale to design our next-generation reusable satellite launch system. We developed an aerodynamic configuration that hasn't been done before for launch or reentry."  Allan Grosvenor, Aerodynamics Lead at Masten Space System


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