Pioneering Energy-Efficient Skies

Revolutionize advanced air mobility from concept to certification with the virtual twin experience

The dawn of the jet age sparked a revolution in aircraft design, ushering in new players with daring innovations while established manufacturers grappled to keep pace. Since then, progress has followed a steady, evolutionary path. The industry now revolves around a handful of major players, leaving little space for newcomers. However, electric aircraft, particularly electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) models, have the potential to disrupt this status quo.

The allure of electric flight extends beyond environmental concerns, offering significant advantages over traditional aviation. Powered by electric motors, eVTOL and other rotorcraft boast economical operation, precise maneuverability, and reduced noise levels compared to conventional helicopters. This opens up a new frontier: Advanced Air Mobility. Delving into the realm of electric flight underscores the pivotal role of simulation in addressing its unique challenges. By harnessing simulation technology, companies can expedite certification processes, gaining a competitive edge in this burgeoning market.

The Virtual Twin Advantage

Simulation has the potential to complement or occasionally substitute for physical measurement. This can lead to significant savings in both costs and development time by eliminating the necessity to construct and evaluate multiple prototype iterations. However, successful simulation relies on the availability of a model that faithfully mirrors real-world conditions.

Adopting the virtual twin methodology involves constructing a digital representation of the product, encompassing essential data like design specifications, model geometry, assembly details, simulation outcomes, and measurement data. The virtual twin is equipped with sufficient information to accurately simulate real-world behavior.

The diagram below illustrates how the virtual twin effectively aligns with design requirements and necessities:

What sets you apart?

As the aviation industry embraces sustainability, the future of aircraft propulsion—whether hydrogen-powered, electric, or hybrid—remains uncertain. Dassault Systèmes accelerates sustainable innovations from concept to certification. Amidst the surge in electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft development, companies must prioritize delivering viable, certification-ready eVTOLs with efficient energy management systems.

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