Design, simulate, and produce better aircraft from a single platform
Meet Modelon Impact – a cloud platform for designing, simulating, and analyzing physical systems. Our aerospace simulation experts have equipped Modelon Impact with everything your team needs to perform accurate and actionable physical modeling and simulation for a wide range of aircraft types.
Modelon’s cloud-native platform, Modelon Impact, enables accurate physical modeling and simulation for aircraft systems and sub-systems.
System simulation elevates engineering teams to new levels of productivity and innovation. Be at the forefront of designing cutting-edge aircraft with Modelon Impact.
Faster Time to Market
Make better decisions about aircraft system architectures with quick and accurate simulation results.
Sustainable Power Integration
Simulate aircraft performance for hydrogen powered and electric aircraft with customizable performance parameters.
Test novel concepts on existing aircraft systems using state-of-the-art model components.
Increased Internal Collaboration
Seamlessly work with internal and external teams on the cloud to streamline the engineering design process.
Aerospace System Simulation Applications
Thermal Management and Fuel
Actuation and Landing Gear
Propulsion and Power
Aircraft Dynamics and Performance
Hybrid Electric Propulsion
Hydrogen Powered Aircraft
Plan and assesscooling systems ranging from light air cycles (“environmental control systems”) to highly efficient vapor cycles. Analyze their dynamics and performance as standalone systems or integrated with liquid cooling systemsand the fuel system. Consider different heat exchangers, compressors, turbines, pumps, and ejectors. Select suitable refrigerants and coolants.
Vapor cycle sizing by computing required heat transfer area.
Thermal management system design with restriction sizes and pump operating points.
Transient performance analysis of superheating in a vapor compression cycle.
Examining behavior in fuel tanks during landing in 3D view.
Design and rate actuation systems using hydraulic, pneumatic, and electro-mechanical technology. Predict trade-offs and transient response in isolation orintegrate with controls and the power supply network.Use actuators for braking or flight control surfaces, hydraulic and pneumatic mechanisms in landing gear dampers, and deviselanding gear kinematics. Consider different cylinders, orifices, valves, lines, bogies, tires, and struts.
Folding kinematics analysis of a landing gear in rig.
Explore hydraulic brake actuation dynamics while slowing down on the runway.
Scrutinize response in wheels and gears during landing.
Size and evaluate on- and off-design performance in both commercial and military applications. Analyze cycle performance and dynamics in different configurations, like turbojets, turbofans, and turboprops.
Construct and assess secondary power networks delivering pneumatic, hydraulic, and electrical power. Integrate auxiliary power units, fuel cells, and emergency power for continuous operation of essential aircraft functions.
Simultaneously discover cycle design trade-offs across multiple operating points in gas turbines.
Explore gas turbine cycle parameters across a range of design parameters.
Rapidly evaluate operating points for various speeds and altitudes.
Size and analyze fixed-wing aircraft. Compute trade-offs between masses, engine ratings, climb rate, endurance as well as range, and evaluate alternatives for optimal choices. Leverage aircraft models as a platform for synthesizing and assessing aircraft sub-systems.
As meaningful, expand from three-degrees of freedom models investigating full mission profiles to high fidelity six-degrees of freedom aircraft covering complete flight dynamics.
Conveniently set up complete missions and evaluate flight performance.
Simulate flight maneuvers with six degrees of freedom like the banking turn.
Study flight dynamics during landing.
Build and evaluatepropulsion systems ranging from fully electric concepts tohybrids combining electric power and gas turbine. Study the power train dynamics and sizing trade-offs by themselves, or integrate with thermal management, aircraft sizing, and performance, or propeller/fan-based thrust generation. Consider different batteries, electric machines, inverters, breakers, ducted fans or propellers, turbofan, and turboprop cycles.
Simulate fully electric aircraft and visualize results in 3D for direct feedback on forces, moments, and performance.
Analyze flight dynamics of fully electric aircraft.
Integrate electric power systems with gas turbine propulsion for hybrid electric systems.
Develop and analyzepropulsion architectures for zero-emission aircraftleveraging onboard hydrogen storage and fuel cells.Compute theirperformance and transient behavior as individual components, or combine them with heat management, electric drives, and controls for integrated studies. Consider cryogenic and gaseous tanks, hydrogen evaporators, humidifiers, stacks, ducted fans or propellers, and hybrids including gas turbine hydrogen combustion.
Simulate and design fuel cells including balance of plant.
Explore pressure build-up in liquid hydrogen storage tanks.
Predict how liquid hydrogen evaporates as it crosses the heat exchanger.
Senior Engineering Manager, Collins Aerospace
The Fuel System Library provides an industry-proven foundation for the model-based design of aircraft fuel systems. It is being applied successfully to KAI’s latest program KF-X and is helping KAI make better informed decisions to optimize the product.
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