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About ZONA

ZONA Technology, Inc. (ZONA) is a privately held company and was founded in 1985 to serve the aerospace community with commercialized software. The company’s initial business focused on Aeroelasticity. Both founders had excellent industry contacts and customer relations through their prior industrial experience. The commercialized software ZONA51, a supersonic aeroelasticity tool is a unique product that was in high demand by the industry. Subsequently in 1990, ZONA and MSC.Software Corporation began to co-market this software through the framework of MSC.Nastran. Since then, ZONA has carried out extensive Research and Development (R&D) extending into other related areas for software development.

ZONA also performs engineering and Computational Aided Engineering (CAE) services for the aerospace industry. Because of its recent intensive involvement with CAE applications and new findings through contractual R&D in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), ZONA has decided to expand its software development in CFD with a view to develop a new line of CFD products superior to those currently on the market.

ZONA's Mission

ZONA Technology’s mission is to support the aerospace community through the development and marketing of robust/user-friendly Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) software used in the design and analysis of aircraft and to provide outstanding engineering software analysis services. In addition, ZONA conducts Research and Development (R&D) contracts supported by private aerospace companies, the US Department of Defense and NASA in the areas detailed under Core Competencies. ZONA continuously strives to provide the best CAE software and R&D results within the detailed engineering disciplines. Our products and services enable engineering design and analysis and conceptual/preliminary vehicle designs supporting the aerospace industry.

ZONA's Core Competencies

ZONA Technology’s expertise lies in the areas of computational aerodynamics, unsteady aerodynamics, aeroelasticity, aeroservoelasticity (ASE), aerothermodynamics, aerothermoelasticity, flutter and Limit Cycle Oscillation (LCO) prediction, aerospace structures, flutter analysis, structural dynamics, Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (MDO), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) dynamic grid generation, Computational Structural Dynamics (CSD)/CFD interfacing, system modeling, system identification, flight dynamic & aeroelastic modeling integration and structural optimization.

Click here to view a list of ZONA's publications in these areas.

Our Team

ZONA Technology’s full-time staff hold Ph.D’s, M.S. and B.S. degrees. Our technical team has well over 100 years of combined aerospace experience in disciplines ranging from unsteady aerodynamics, aeroelasticity, aeroservoelasticity, control, structures, finite element analysis, boundary element methods, computational fluid dynamics, and system identification.

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