Workshop "Simulation-Based Development of Aircraft and Spacecraft"

ESI SimulationX Conference – Interactive Session, November 8th, 2018 

Simulation-Based Development of Aircraft and Spacecraft – From Requirements to Design Verification

Are you curious to know how your fellow colleagues are already using multiphysics system simulation to correctly calculate the close interaction of mechanical, electrical, fluidic and control components towards the goal of more electric aircraft?

This Aerospace Workshop presents experiences SimulationX users such as JAXA or AVIC have made in their applications and give an introduction to work with SimulationX as integral part of the product design cycle from requirements to their verification within the framework of interactive hands-on tutorials.

The workshop is intended for engineers and technical managers of OEMs, integrators and suppliers from the aerospace industry.

Workshop Overview

Aerospace Workshop: Nov. 8th, 2018

The workshop is hosted by ESI ITI GmbH. The event takes place in conjunction with the ESI SimulationX Conference 2018 at the Börse in Dresden, Germany:

Messering 6
01067 Dresden, Germany

Transportation & Hotel Information

A limited number of training computers are available at the event. For optimal learning success, however, it is recommended to work on your own notebook. ESI ITI provides a full SimulationX license limited to the day of the event.

Participation in the workshop including the dinner event and conference documents costs 300 €. Possible travel and accommodation expenses are borne by the participant. Seats will be allocated in the order of registration.

9:00 – 9:30

Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Andreas Uhlig, ESI ITI

9:30 – 10:10

Keynote I: Multi-physics simulation as applied to the NVH refinement of powertrains
Piero Aversa, Ford Motor Company

10:10 – 10:40

Keynote II: Model-Based Development for Affordable and Reliable Spacecraft and Launch Vehicles by Utilizing Multi-Physics, System-Level Modeling and Simulation Tool-Chain
Kaname Kawatsu, Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

10:40 – 11:00

Coffee Break

Aircraft level modeling:
  • from product requirements to architecture definition
  • simplified system models for aircraft level analysis (trade off studies)
  • decision making and system requirements derivation
Example: Analysis of different actuation types

Architectural decision for an aircraft nose-landing gear steering

Overall System Design and Analysis Models (Architectural Level Models) for
  • Feasibility studies and decisions
  • Simplified models with less parameters
  • Kinematic behavior design and plausibility tests (rigid behavior, neglect elasticities and backlashes)
  • Power flow and efficiency analyses
  • Force/torque (etc.) specification and power requirements
  • Analyses on overall system level
12:30 – 14:00


System and Component level Modeling:
  • development of detailed system and components models driven by previous architectural decisions
  • architectural-behavioral integration and automation with SimulationX
  • system design and requirements virtual verification
Example: steering actuation based on "Electro-Mechanics" library
  • Feasibility studies and decisions
  • Synchronous machine
  • Field-oriented control
  • Preset of position trajectory: conversion into machine’s rotor speed
  • "Ball Screw Drive" and "Helical Gear" model from "Power Transmission (1D)" library
15:30 – 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 – 16:30

Modeling a Gas Turbine for Helicopters
Lionel Belmon, Global Crown

16:30 – 17:00

Electrohydraulic Propulsion System of the Aircraft Aileron in SimulationX
Dr. Maxim Andreev, ESI ITI

17:00 – 17:30

Practical Implementation of Model based system engineering from requirements to simulation verification
Song Likang, AVIC Jiangxi Hongdu Aviation Industry Group Corporation Limited

17:30 – 18:00

Basic Gas Turbine Library and its Application within Integrated Jet Engine Performance Design and Virtual Verification Process
Dr. Marcel Gottschall, ESI ITI

18:00 – 22:00

Dinner Event at the “Gläserne Manufaktur”

The first conference day concludes with dinner, entertainment and networking at the “Gläserne Manufaktur” (Transparent Factory), the former production center of the VW Phaeton, now serving as a showcase for electromobility:

Volkswagen Sachsen GmbH
Lennéstraße 1
01069 Dresden

Registration and Questions

For registration and questions please contact: Marcus Eytner, Sales, Phone +49 351 260 50-263 or E-mail


Real-Time Simulation of Helicopter Flight Dynamics within SimulationX

Read the exclusive paper by Lionel Belmon from Global Crown Technology (China) to learn more about the modular approach of SimulationX and how it helps you analyze flight dynamics of different rotor configurations for rotorcraft.

to the paper
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