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Discover how system simulation with Simcenter Amesim empowers your team to evaluate innovative concepts at any point in your design cycle.

The design of any electric aircraft involves multiple technical areas, including aerodynamics, thermal dynamics, electromagnetics, battery chemistry, thermal management, lift, propulsion, controls, and many more. Model-based systems engineering enables the modeling of all necessary components and their interactions to predict performance for a given flight profile.

This webinar uses a battery-electric VTOL aircraft as an example to show how this kind of system modeling can be leveraged to accelerate the investigation and design of urban air mobility concepts.

In this webinar, we will discuss:

  • Seeing the big picture: What is system modeling and why does it matter?
  • Understanding where system modeling belongs in the development cycle
  • Employing multiple levels of fidelity simultaneously
  • Integrating subsystem models for a multirotor distributed electric aircraft
  • Defining a flight profile to evaluate range
  • Modeling the impact of different battery technologies on payload and range
  • Extending the model to include additional phenomena, such as thermal effects, cabin comfort requirements, and charging performance

Simcenter Amesim is an integrated, scalable system simulation platform that enables engineers to virtually assess and optimize the performance of mechatronic systems. It boosts overall system engineering productivity from the early development stages through to the final performance validation and controls calibration to help identify better designs in less time. Amesim combines ready-to-use multiphysics libraries with application- and industry-oriented solutions, making it possible to explore hundreds of concepts, size or balance device attributes, and verify that performance goals are achieved to optimize the architecture of a device without 3D design and simulation updates or physical prototypes.

About the Speaker:

Layne Clemen, Ph.D., Project Engineer, ATA Engineering, Inc.

Dr. Layne Clemen possesses expertise across all aspects of systems modeling from first-principles derivations to full system integration and simulation.  At ATA Engineering, he specializes in modeling mechatronics systems, vibration control, and vehicle dynamics.  Dr. Clemen completed his Ph.D. at UC Davis with Profs. Don Margolis and Dean Karnopp, who sat on the original board that developed Amesim. Following their examples of always looking for the simplest solution, Dr. Clemen is an expert at tailoring system model complexity to meet the needs and objectives of a design project.

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