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Meeting the Challenges of Green Aviation Development

Developing green aviation with eVTOL aircraft configurations includes multiple challenges that require agile design processes and model-based systems engineering. The Siemens Xcelerator portfolio makes this possible.




Date: April 6, 2023
Time: 1 PM EDT (10 AM PDT / 7:00 PM CEST)
Duration: 1 hour
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Overview

Moving from a classical helicopter development process to developing green aviation with eVTOL aircraft configurations will involve numerous technological challenges, cost and schedule challenges and challenges around community acceptance and passenger experience. All these challenges call for the implementation of agile design processes and model-based systems engineering, which can be found in the tools and capabilities of the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio. Simcenter, part of the Xcelerator portfolio, provides the necessary simulation tools. The portfolio also allows digital twin data to be stored in safe/secure havens and channeled into different digital threads relevant to design and verification processes.

Key Takeaways

  • Multiple challenges exist in moving from a classical helicopter development process to developing green aviation with eVTOL aircraft configurations:
    • Technological challenge areas include electrical propulsion distribution, energy density of power supply, thermal management (due to lighter weight), electromagnetic integration (due to high-voltage distribution);
    • Cost and schedule challenges include verification and certification, greater use of software, supply chain collaboration;
    • Additional challenges include business cases calling for automation, community acceptance of aircraft within urban canyons, assurance of end-to-end passenger experience.
  • Addressing challenges will require agile design processes and model-based system engineering.
  • Siemens Xcelerator portfolio provides tools for simulation (Simcenter), safe haven for digital twin data, digital thread for meeting specific requirements of aerospace authorities.

Speaker

Thierry Olbrechts, Director of Simcenter Aerospace Industries Solutions, Siemens Digital Industries Software

Olbrechts joined Siemens Digital Industries Software in 1996. Since 2000, Olbrechts has been responsible for Siemens simulation and test business development and go-to-market strategies for the aviation, space and defense industry segments.