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Case studies

What Helius PFA users are saying

See how Autodesk customers are using Helius PFA.

Case study: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

Guanghzou Automotive - Lightweighting the Future of Automotive

Trying to keep in mind the philosophy of “Make excellent cars for the loved ones and let the world full of love,” and doing so while being selected by JD Power as a 5-star safety rated family of vehicles for 5 consecutive years is no easy chore. That is exactly what Guanghzou Automotive Group has done with the help of Autodesk Helius PFA.

"The accuracy of numerical simulations affect immediately the development cycle, cost and quality of our product."

— Jian Zhang, Senior CAE Engineer, Guanghzou Automotive Group

Case study: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

Composite virtual reality: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

Autodesk solutions help the NASA CoEx team save resources and virtually explore new composite materials to help produce the largest composite aerospace structure ever made.

"The tools in Helius PFA and Helius Composite allowed us to think outside the box. We were able to leverage the experimental data we had to predict performance of the composite material we needed."

— Terry Fan, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

Case study: Area-1 aircraft company

Woven composites take flight: Area-I

Area-I, an aircraft research and fabrication company researching materials for an innovative wing design, performs accurate, efficient analysis of complex woven composites with Helius PFA software.

"With Helius PFA, [we were able to] rapidly and accurately predict the structural performance of our complex composite airframe manufactured from both unidirectional and woven composites while identifying several inconspicuous structural problem spots."

— Nicholas Alley, Chief Executive Officer, Area-I

 Area-I customer story