on-demand webinar

Aircraft certification

Prove compliance with numerical analysis supported by physical testing

Estimated Watching Time: 60 minutes


A man works at a computer using simulation software that helps with aircraft certification

Join Siemens and the National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) to learn how to speed up and de-risk aircraft certification by using numerical analysis supported by physical testing as proof of compliance. Make airworthiness certification an integral part of the program and ensure traceability from requirements to design, analysis, testing and reporting. Consolidate this knowledge in a collaborative engineering platform as your company moves to certification by analysis supported by aircraft testing.

Aircraft certification process

The use of simulation in support of the aircraft certification process holds the promise of reducing costs and enhancing safety significantly. To ensure the credibility of the performed modeling and simulation work, a building-block approach is supported by a rigorous verification and validation exercise.

The NIAR and Siemens have extensive experience in this domain, be it in using analysis to de-risk aircraft testing or to show compliance with requirements. This webinar presents the skill toolset that can help you meet airworthiness certification requirements. Shifting the burden from engineers to a simulation process and data management system (SPDM) for managing processes, traceability, and consistency would further optimize engineering resources and reduce the overall time and cost of the verification and validation exercise.

Aircraft testing

In this webinar, you will learn how the handshake between physical and virtual aircraft testing helps accelerate aircraft certification. Other topics covered in the webinar include:

  • How the verification management digital thread supports your aircraft certification process
  • The role of simulation in the preparation and de-risking of your test campaigns
  • How to reduce the effort required to keep engineering data in the context of the aircraft program
  • How the NIAR builds certification plans based on virtual and physical testing

Additionally, the speakers will illustrate the potential of verification management solution by walking through a virtual anthropomorphic test dummy (v-ATD) calibration as recommended per ARP5765 focusing on analytical methods for aircraft seat design and evaluation.

The role of simulation in the aircraft certification process

Using simulation in the aircraft certification process can help you gain a competitive advantage by enabling an integrated virtual and physical testing approach. By integrating the certification and testing process with the engineering processes, you can establish a comprehensive digital twin. The digital twin can then help reduce the cost of system certification and aircraft testing by combining simulation data with physical testing data to form a more complete picture of system performance.

Meet the speakers

Siemens Digital Industries Software

Jens de Boer

Simcenter Solution Manager for Aerospace

Jens is a passionate aerospace engineer. In the past 14 years at Siemens, he collaborated with aerospace companies to adopt and streamline their simulation and test processes throughout the development cycle.

National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR)

Dr. Gerardo Olivares

Director, Advanced Virtual Engineering and Testing Laboratories

Gerardo has over 25 years of experience in the field of structural crashworthiness and injury biomechanics in the aerospace and automotive industries. For the last 15 years, he has been the principal investigator on multiple FAA-sponsored research projects in the field of aerospace crashworthiness certification by analysis methods.

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