on-demand webinar

Using simulation to revolutionize hydrogen-powered aircraft design

Estimated Watching Time: 58 minutes


A hydrogen-powered airplane flies above fluffy white clouds against a light blue sky

The civil aviation sector is working to reduce its climate impact by finding alternatives to conventional kerosene-based aircraft, with hydrogen being a promising option. The European Commission aims for carbon neutrality by 2050, and sustainable aviation fuels are also being investigated. However, hydrogen has economic advantages over alternative fuels. With the help of Simcenter simulation technologies, it’s possible to model and simulate the performance of regional aircraft using various fuels and propulsion systems and evaluate the results. Additionally, by utilizing computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and large eddy simulation (LES), we can develop and implement new combustion methods based on precise design and geometric tuning. This helps overcome challenges related to hydrogen usage.

Webinar topics

This webinar will cover:

  • Why there’s increasing interest in hydrogen
  • Preliminary modeling and simulation of hydrogen-propelled regional aircraft thanks to Simcenter system simulation technology
  • Zero carbon emission perspective for gas turbines and aero engines and why this could pose challenges
  • Fundamentals of micromix combustion for hydrogen as a totally new idea to overcome challenges with inherent safety and operational readiness
  • LES hydrogen combustion simulation of a micromix burner using CFD simulation technology
  • Application examples

Meet the speakers

Siemens Digital Industries Software

Erik Munktell

Simcenter Solution Manager for Aircraft Engine

Erik has worked with gas turbines for 13 years in various R&D roles. Erik joined Siemens Digital Industries Software in 2018. Today, he is an industry consultant for turbomachinery within the simulation and test subsegment.

Siemens Digital Industries Software

Stéphane Mouvand

Aerospace Business Development Manager, Simcenter System Simulation

Stephane worked for eight years in the Flowmaster group in technical and sales positions. In 2005, he joined LMS as a sales account manager for major aerospace customers in Paris and Toulouse and then joined the Aerospace Center of Competence. Since 2014, he has been part of Siemens Simulation & Test Solutions division in Lyon, leading aerospace and defense industry applications and business development for Simcenter system simulation software.


Constantin Striegan

Development Engineer, Software / Combustion Simulation Expert

Constantin studied aerospace engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Aachen, Germany, and finished with a Master of Science degree in 2015. He specialized in propulsion technology and numerical mathematics in fluid dynamics. He joined B&B-AGEMA in 2015, and in 2018, he became a development engineer and team leader for software development, working on programs for the design and improvement of compressors and turbines calculations and gas and steam turbine cycle analysis.