Aerospace Systems Modeling

Aerospace Modeling and Simulation Software

Modelon’s platform product, Modelon Impact enables engineers to design aircraft and vehicle sub-systems to meet ever-increasing performance and efficiency needs. Our platform paired with our industry-leading libraries are essential for powering model-based design methods and streamlining the design and development processes. Through these, continuous requirements compliance, virtual iron birds, and digital twins become central assets in the standard engineering work.

Modelon has delivered highly advanced aerospace engineering solutions for the following industry segments:

  • Airframe OEMs
  • Aero engine OEMs
  • Vehicle sub-system suppliers
  • Defense
  • Airline corporations
Aerospace Overview Brochure


Integrated Aerospace System Design


Fuel System Diagram

FUEL SYSTEM

Inerting
Thermal Analysis
Flammability
Fuel Management
Fuel Injection

Actuation Diagram

ACTUATION

Electro Mechanical Systems
Local Hydraulic Packs
Hydraulic Actuation
Structural Flexibility

Secondary Power Diagram

SECONDARY POWER

Electrification
Power Plant Interaction
Hydraulics
Pneumatics
Network Sizing
Safety and Reliability

Landing Gears Diagram

LANDING GEARS

Stopping Distance
Shock Absorber
Shimmy
Kinematics

Power Plant Diagram

POWER PLANT

Hybrid Propulsion
Cycle Performance
Engine Control
Secondary Power Offtakes

Thermal Management Diagram

THERMAL MANAGEMENT

Heat Source Integration
Fuel and Ram Air Interaction
Environmental Control
Supplemental Cooling
Ice Protection

Aircraft Diagram

AIRCRAFT

Flight Control
Ground Interaction
Structural Sizing
Assessment and Trade-Off
Requirements Engineering

The Aircraft Dynamics Library is Available in Modelon Impact





Modelon’s Aircraft Dynamics Library is seamlessly integrated and accessible with Modelon Impact. Users can use the extensive library of pre-defined components to design and assess the entire aircraft package – hybrid-electric propulsion concepts, flight dynamics, detailed landing gear design and analysis, and performance of complex aircraft systems.


Aircraft Landing Gear Simulation

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Applications

Electrified Aircraft

While the jet engine by itself has been a key source for performance improvements on recent generations of aircraft, the bulk of the remaining improvement potential lies in developing hybrid and electric propulsion concepts. Hybrid electric and fully electric concepts employ electric power sub-systems for the generation of thrust, which was previously provided by gas turbines exclusively.

Thermal Management

Thermal management is a critical performance and capability application that needs to be evaluated at a full aircraft level. Thermal loads have and continue to grow due to the electrification of sub-systems (“More Electric Aircraft”), high performance actuation systems, changes inside the propulsion system, and new payloads.

Jet Propulsion and Secondary Power

The jet engine, the key source for power on-board aircraft is a key enabler for performance improvements on recent generations of aircraft. While the propulsion system continues to offer substantial improvement potential to the industry, the underlying physics are closely coupled and difficult to master.

Fuel System Analyses

Design engineers in the aerospace industry are often faced with the challenge of improving fuel system operations. The analysis of fuel pressurization, fueling/refueling, fuel storage and transfer, or in-flight refueling, are highly complex operations and the development and refinement of such systems is essential for creating robust fuel systems.

Embedded Controls Development

Virtual development of controls requires dependable physical models, tools to support development, and highly automated testing and traceability to document and connect all artifacts of the development process.

When these controls are safety-critical, involving regulations like DO178-C they require a traceable, auditable and fully documented process. Modelon delivers the key cornerstones for this process:

  • Modelica for dependable models
  • FMI tools for process automation
  • Silver for virtualizing the development process
  • TestWeaver for test automation.

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