Aerospace & Defense

Digitalization for the Aerospace and Defense Industry

Aerospace and defense organizations are developing cutting edge platforms and systems with exceptional performance goals. Governments are transforming infrastructure and security systems for new aircraft and technology. The driving force is innovation, facilitated by collaborative, synchronized program management across the aerospace and defense product lifecycle and value chain.

Aerospace & Defense

Digitalization for the Aerospace and Defense Industry

Aerospace and defense organizations are developing cutting edge platforms and systems with exceptional performance goals. Governments are transforming infrastructure and security systems for new aircraft and technology. The driving force is innovation, facilitated by collaborative, synchronized program management across the aerospace and defense product lifecycle and value chain.


Digitalization for Aerospace and Defense Industry

Digitalization for Aerospace and Defense Industry

The pace of digitalization is unprecedented. It’s all enabled by digital threads that turn siloed data into connected disciplines and processes. These threads form the neural network of a digital twin–a virtual entity that mirrors the physical world, turning data into insight to continuously design, build, and optimize throughout the product and production lifecycle.

Building the Future of Aerospace

The evolution of flight has led to many advancements. Imagine the future of flight without boundaries. Limitless technologies that let you reach new heights. And Aerospace and Defense companies know Siemens is the trusted industry partner, enabling delivery of top products and world class programs. They must engage in digitalization – bringing the physical and digital worlds together. Our Aerospace and Defense customers’ visions of tomorrow are realities today.

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Verification Management

Technological breakthroughs foster nearly limitless innovation in aerospace and defense. However, while companies are focused on reducing budgets and cycle times, these innovations have increased product complexity, multiplying the time and cost to achieve certification. To be innovative and reduce costs and cycle times, certification and compliance requirements must be met and verified during every step of development within all functional areas. This is accomplished by connecting data silos with a single digital thread.

Part Manufacturing

It is no secret that manufacturing challenges in the aerospace industry are growing. Advanced materials, such as composites, and advanced technologies, such as additive manufacturing, are driving up manufacturing complexity. Automated processes are replacing labor-intensive applications on the shop floor, and this is increasing the need for specialized tools. Our manufacturing solution offers a comprehensive set of fully integrated tools for part manufacturing, including CAD/CAM, robotics, CNC machining, CMM inspection, and 3D printing.

CAM, Tooling & Fixtures

Aerospace and defense tooling is complex and demanding, and plays a critical role in the finished product, affecting quality and manufacturing repeatability. Tooling design requires a deep understanding of the conditions faced during production. Our integrated design and manufacturing solution offer a comprehensive set of fully integrated tools for the entire tool and fixture design and manufacturing process, including design, simulation, CNC, CMM inspection and 3D printing.

Material & Compliance Management

Managing material data and integrating it with the product lifecycle is critical to the development of complex and innovative products. Our solution maintains a tight integration between materials considered for use in aerospace products and the product bill-of-materials (BOM) which is crucial to delivering successful, innovative, and compliant products.

Aircraft Engine Performance Engineering

Achieving performance requirements for emissions, noise, energy efficiency, safety, reliability in complex aircraft engine systems requires a platform that provides an integrated view of a large set of disciplines. By uniquely combining robust design space exploration, scalable multi-physics, dynamics and CFD capabilities, industry-leading physical testing and experienced engineering services, Siemens Digital Industry Software portfolio delivers engineering insight on all levels.

Aerodynamic Performance Engineering

Aerodynamic performance engineering affects not just the airframe but a multitude of other aircraft systems. The design and performance of systems including propulsion, environmental controls, landing gears, ice protection, and avionics depend on optimal aerodynamic performance. Simcenter solutions offer accurate, multi-disciplinary simulations, testing, and automated design space exploration, helping engineers discover better aerodynamic designs, faster.

Thermal Management

Engineering the thermal balance of a modern aircraft is challenging. Electrification, innovative designs and lighter materials warrant increased heat rejection while ensuring system safety and passenger comfort. Our solution portfolio offers a cohesive virtual thermal management analysis by optimizing thermal loading and passenger comfort, front-loading system and equipment integration and enabling thermal trade-off analysis early in the design. This combined systems engineering, modeling and simulation, test and verification is the key to engineering aircraft thermal innovation.

Structural Performance Engineering

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Systems Performance Engineering

Boost the performance of aircraft systems. Avoid costly troubleshooting by addressing the complexity of aircraft systems and assessing system interactions during early design phases.

To help you reduce development costs and increase overall program delivery efficiency, we offer you a powerful suite of system simulation and CAE solutions that enable you to build scalable digital twins of aircraft systems.

Integration Testing, Verification & Certification

Streamline aircraft integration and avoid costly program delays. Aircraft integrators face complex integration challenges to confirm that performance targets are met and certify design airworthiness.

By combining virtual and physical testing, we offer a unique platform to predict and confirm the aircraft behavior in flight operation. Our solutions are backed up by years of engineering experience, designed to answer modern aircraft integration challenges.

3D Massive Model Visualization

Today’s aerospace and defense programs must deliver products that meet all technical and performance requirements at cost and on schedule while often utilizing globally distributed suppliers and partners. These suppliers and partners might be using a diverse set of engineering applications. Our solution provides digital mockup and visualization of multi-CAD assemblies so that everyone can access and collaborate with design and process data to make informed decisions.

Product Design & Engineering in Aerospace & Defense

Aerospace and defense companies face increased product complexity, greater customization, and competitive disruption on a global basis. These challenges cannot be addressed by document-based and other inefficient methods still employed by many companies. It is imperative that companies conform to agile engineering and design thinking and processes. Our open multi-discipline, scalable and standards-based solution provides all the necessary tools for agile aerospace product development.

Product Service Planning & Management

Aerospace and defense companies are being asked to reduce the support and operating cost of their products. Given the long lifespans of these products, maintenance is a big contributor to their overall cost and as a result, improving reliability and minimizing maintenance-related downtime have become critical. By using product knowledge taken from design and simulation, our service planning and management solution makes it possible to develop, validate, and document service requirements and service plans prior to equipment delivery.

Intelligent Manufacturing

Whether pioneering new propulsion systems or entering the urban air mobility market, aerospace companies must become more innovative to take these new products to market within budget and faster than the competition.

The intelligent manufacturing digital thread solution enables companies to create the factory of the future today by harnessing the most advanced tools and technologies to deliver better quality products faster while maintaining the flexibility to adapt to changes on the fly.

Electrical Compliance

The electrical model-based development environment (MBE) provides the ability to quickly and accurately analyze the configuration controlled, electrical digital twin for compliance.

E/E Systems Development

Our E/E systems development solutions provide a model-based approach, employing digital data continuity, spanning the full electrical value chain: from the definition of a platform's electrical system, through its design, certification and manufacture, and beyond to support its utilization life cycle.

Model Based Systems Engineering

Orchestrate your technical program by using modeling to define product architecture and requirements, explore design space, test virtually, design interfaces from the product architecture, manage integrations and finally verify the product fulfills the requirements.

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