SankhyaSutra Labs showcases Indian-made software for aircraft design at AeroCon 2022

SankhyaSutra Labs, a subsidiary of Jio Platforms Limited, develops high-fidelity aerodynamic and multiphysics simulation software. This Bangalore-based company is showcasing its products and solutions at AeroCon 2022, a premier aerospace conference hosted by the Society of Automobile Engineering on June 2-3, 2022 in Bangalore. SankhyaSutra has planned a major product launch in October 2022. The software will primarily find applications in the aerospace and defense industry, in addition to automotive, semiconductor manufacturing, and process industries.

SankhyaSutra aims to promote the vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat through its locally developed state-of-the-art simulation software. Dr. Sunil Sherlekar, CEO of SankhyaSutra Labs, said, “When we talk about autonomy in defense, we often tend to focus on the ability to locally manufacture various hardware components. However, this journey towards autonomy would be incomplete without indigenous design tools, which are the main enablers of this journey. At SankhyaSutra, we develop cutting-edge technology for India and the world.

Using digital twins of products and processes, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) deals with the analysis of fluid flow patterns and other physical phenomena and their impact on designs. Here, the accurate simulation of turbulent flows – often required in aircraft design – is a challenge. Conventional CFD tools address this challenge by using approximate turbulence models. Instead, SankhyaSutra Labs uses concepts from physics, mathematics, and computer science to develop next-generation, high-fidelity CFD tools to perform simulations without guesswork.

Dr. Vinay Kariwala, Vice President of Business Development at SankhyaSutra Labs, explains, “Accurate and reliable simulations have the potential to reduce the need for costly and time-consuming experiments, such as wind tunnel experiments, used for aircraft design. This opens up several possibilities by making aircraft design faster and cheaper, while allowing the exploration of unconventional and radically new design alternatives. That’s the power of technology!

About SankhyaSutra Laboratories

SankhyaSutra Labs provides high-fidelity multiphysics and aerodynamic simulation software that relies on highly efficient computational methods, complemented by an optimally-architected high-performance computing (HPC) cluster to achieve reliable simulation. It finds applications primarily in the aerospace and defense, automotive, semiconductor manufacturing, and process industries during many phases of the product life cycle, including design, operation and maintenance. The technology also provides fundamental insights into physical phenomena, including fluid dynamics, heat transfer, chemical reactions, and particle dynamics. Digital twins developed using SankhyaSutra’s technology are key enablers of Industry 4.0.

Incubated in 2015, SankhyaSutra Labs has its R&D center in Bangalore with target customers across the globe. The name SankhyaSutra translates to “numerical algorithms” in Sanskrit. SankhyaSutra Labs is a subsidiary of Jio Platforms Limited, which is a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Ltd.

Abdul J. Gaspar