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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.

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.

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Environmental and regulatory constraints force the aerospace industry to drastically reduce fuel consumption, noise, CO2, and NOx emissions. Moreover, to face fierce international competition, aerospace companies need to constantly innovate to offer better passenger comfort, improve safety, and contain development costs.

In the context of the increased pace of technological change, aerospace engineers are dealing with increasingly complex, interconnected systems. To derisk program delivery, it has become critical to get design right the first time and assess systems interactions early in the development cycle. Our solution portfolio helps you avoid costly program delays by enabling you to shift left integration with Virtual Integrated Aircraft.

By implementing an efficient multidisciplinary simulation approach, you can answer questions as to how aircraft systems would interact, or how they would behave in case of abnormal situations. Using our solutions, create a digital twin of your systems, predict potential issues, and obtain an optimal design within the shortest timeline.

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Aircraft Electrical Systems

Create a more electric aircraft by optimizing its electrical network and accounting for thermal integration. Simcenter Amesim helps you design reliable generators, electromechanical and electrohydrostatic actuators, and analyze the impact of network reconfiguration in case of failure. Using cosimulation with Simulink®, you can integrate generator control units with high-fidelity multi-physics models. Preprocessing and postprocessing tools, like EHA and EMA parameter optimization, fast Fourier transform (FFT) and linear analysis features, help succeed in certification tests.

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.

Aircraft Hydraulic Systems

Improve the performance of aircraft hydraulic systems by simulating their behavior for different sizing scenarios and flight missions. Simcenter Amesim provides a scalable approach to tackle engineering challenges ranging from low- to high-frequency dynamics. It allows you to integrate your hydraulic system models with those representing interfaced systems, such as electrical system, landing systems, and flight controls, to assess the aircraft performance at large. You can then estimate the system’s degraded performance by simulating how it responds to failures, and find alternative designs to meet certification requirements.

Aircraft Performance Engineering

The aerodynamic, structural, and system choices of today define the aircraft performance of tomorrow and can make or break the aircraft program’s 10 to 40 year future. An integrated digitalization strategy accelerates aircraft programs and reduces engineering risk to achieve better designs faster, thus eliminating costly issues later in design cycle.

Environmental Control Systems

Ensure the comfort of passengers and crew in aircraft, ships, submarines, trains and battle tanks. Simcenter Amesim helps design the cabin, bleed system control, global energy management, air conditioning, ventilation circuit and carbon dioxide bottle discharge systems. The solution enables you to take into account temperature, humidity, pressure and change of pressure rate in dynamic conditions. It helps you design systems with higher efficiency, lower weight and volume, and reduced energy consumption.

Flight Controls

Handle the multi-physics aspects of the entire flight control system for various actuation technologies, such as mechanical, direct drive, electromechanical or electro-hydrostatic. Simcenter Amesim covers the entire development process from predesign, to detailed dynamic analysis, and to real-time validation that considers the overall flight envelope. You can also integrate flight controls with interdependent systems to assess interactions earlier in the design phase.

Fuel Systems

Handle the challenging task of optimizing fuel pressurization, fueling, refueling, and defueling of reservoirs with complex shapes while accounting for aircraft attitude, acceleration, wing bending or twisting. The software helps you model the venting, on-board inert gas generation system (OBIGGS), the fuel distribution network, and the global energy management system in order to predict potential issues. You can improve efficiency, reduce weight, volume, and energy consumption of your fuel systems while satisfying certification requirements.

Landing Systems

Design eco-friendly and cost-efficient landing gear systems, by reducing fuel consumption and carbon emissions during ground maneuvers. By using Simcenter Amesim from the early development stages to detailed analysis, system integration, and validation, you can improve the reliability of landing gear systems, even for hard landing conditions. You can make the braking system more robust, even for a rejected take-off, and you can do a proper structural integration of extension and retraction systems.

Motion Simulation

Understanding the operating environments for intricate mechanical systems – like in photocopiers, sliding sunroofs, or wing flaps – can be challenging. Motion simulation calculates the reaction forces, torques, velocities, acceleration and more for mechanical systems. You can directly convert CAD geometry and assembly constraints into an accurate motion model or create your own motion model from scratch, and the embedded motion solver and robust postprocessing capabilities allow you to study of a broad range of product behaviors.

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