The development of an electrical propulsion system is just one aspect of developing an overall system architecture. Siemens has created specific libraries to allow deep dives into individual components and empower system-level analyses within the framework of a virtual integrated aircraft model. This can be used to run verification cases to address each of the green aviation development challenges.
Electrical propulsion system development must be considered within the context of the overall vehicle, which needs to be sufficiently robust to withstand environmental conditions and upgradable to grow into future needs. Development of a virtual integrated aircraft model early in the process supports the selection of system architecture, while Siemens libraries support deep dives into individual components and system-level computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Once the capacity for system-level analysis is in place, verification cases can be run to address the many challenges of green aviation development. Physical tests can also be planned and executed in tight relation to virtual test strategies to move toward the goal of certification.
- Electrical propulsion system is just one aspect of overall system architecture.
- Selection of system architecture is supported by early development of a virtual integrated aircraft model.
- Siemens libraries support deep dives into individual components and empower system-level analyses. Once this capacity is in place, verification cases can be run to address green aviation development challenges. Examples include:
- Sensor integration for automated flight control;
- Optimization of aerodynamic configuration;
- Reduction of noise and vibration to ensure passenger comfort and safety;
- Environmental impact reduction to achieve community acceptance inside urban landscapes; etc.
- The goal of certification is supported by the ability to plan and execute physical tests in tight relation to virtual test strategies.
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.