Student using the flight simulator

Flight simulator

Experience virtual flight

UWE Bristol’s flight simulator provides a fantastic opportunity for aerospace engineering students in the Department of Engineering Design and Mathematics to experience virtual flight and test their engineering models in a sophisticated aerodynamic simulation.

The Merlin MP521 flight simulator 'pilot' operates controls using a full instrument panel and a real-time visualisation. The cockpit capsule is mounted on six hydraulic legs that combine to replicate in-flight turbulence and other aeroplane movement.

Aerospace engineering

Students are able to input design concepts into the simulator and the sophisticated software will adjust the aerodynamic performance of the virtual aircraft.

Understanding a model’s output data in order to assess design modifications in a virtual environment is a crucial part of the aerospace engineer’s skill set.

View courses on offer in the Department of Engineering Design and Mathematics.

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