Accelerating Hydrogen Transition with Virtual Twin Experience

Decarbonizing Aviation is Now the Agenda of the Aerospace Industry

In our White Paper, we will explore how the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform and Virtual Twin Experience from Dassault Systèmes can accelerate the development and deployment of hydrogen aircraft technologies for both propulsive and non-propulsive energy systems. Decarbonizing aviation can be challenging – but it doesn’t have to be. With the right solutions, low-carbon possibilities are endless.

Aviation has enabled us to travel vast distances and explore new places and cultures. However, it significantly contributes to global greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for 2.5% of global CO2 emissions. Without intervention, this could rise to 25% by 2050. With an expected 3.5% annual growth rate, passenger and flight numbers could double in the next 20 years. The industry faces pressure to reduce emissions, with many aiming for a 50% reduction by 2050 from 2005 levels.

In this White Paper, we’ll discover more about:

  • Hydrogen challenges for aircraft, from storage to certification
  • Supply chain and infrastructure challenges
  • Hydrogen market intelligence

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Addressing Hydrogen Challenges for Aircraft with the Virtual Twin Experience

For hydrogen technology to become viable for aviation, the industry must address several challenges. Key issues include fuselage redesign and hydrogen storage integration, as Liquid hydrogen (LH2) requires four times the storage volume of kerosene and must be stored under pressure.

Additionally, the hydrogen supply chain and infrastructure pose significant challenges. Stakeholder requirements, regulatory constraints, and use cases are often considered too late, leading to costly specification changes. Early identification is crucial.

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform brings all stakeholders together, facilitating requirement validation and collaboration. It offers solutions for OEMs in aircraft architecture, system integration, verification, logistics, and market intelligence, and for sub-system engineers and hydrogen suppliers in fuel cell, turbine, storage, and distribution system development. Certification and manufacturing are integral to all solutions.

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The 3DEXPERIENCE platform enables aviation companies to develop better fuel systems, improve aircraft design, and enhance value networks to achieve decarbonization targets. Companies can create and optimize Virtual Twin Experiences of hydrogen-powered aircraft technologies for both propulsive and non-propulsive systems, refining designs before real-time deployment. This allows for testing and validation of aircraft materials and designs, ensuring safety, efficiency, and performance before production.

Additionally, the platform helps optimize daily operations, streamlining supply chains and airport operations while advancing hydrogen technology adoption and decarbonization efforts.

With the right digital support, a carbon-neutral future for aviation can become a reality.

Thank you for your interest!

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