on-demand webinar

Empower sustainable aviation with digital twins

Estimated Watching Time: 65 minutes


Simcenter system simulation model of a hydrogen-powered aircraft

A panel of experts reviews developments in industry efforts toward sustainable aviation and the digital twin technology enabling progress. Topics include propulsion electrification, alternative fuels and new aerodynamic configurations and structural architectures. Watch now to see how it is possible to empower your sustainable aviation efforts with digital twins.

Why is sustainability in aviation important?

To reach net-zero emissions by 2050, the aviation sector must rapidly accomplish a complete technology transformation.

Moreover, this schedule tightens even more, considering the radical changes in aircraft architectures and technologies required to reach commercial maturity: new fuels, fuel systems, power generation, electric systems, propulsion, systems integration, wings, airframe, materials, control systems, new operational concepts and changes in airport infrastructure. The aeronautic industry has not experienced such a change in the last 70 years. Achieving this complex technology development and maturation in such a limited period is a unique challenge in industrial history.

Electric propulsion aircraft

Making aircraft and aviation sustainable is important. Just imagine if you couldn’t fly to visit family, friends or customers in different parts of the world. To avoid this type of a future, green aviation efforts are underway. Electric propulsion aircraft are part of this transformation. Propulsion electrification adds tremendous complexity that can be managed with a digital twin approach to the design of electric propulsion aircraft. Watch to learn about industry developments and available technology making this possible.

Sustainable aviation fuels

Listen to this webinar for an exploration of alternative fuels and the challenges that come with them. The presentation includes a look at the benefits and challenges of sustainable aviation fuels:

  • Can be mixed with conventional fuel
  • No need for major engine changes
  • More expensive than kerosene
  • Question of supply for growing demand

It also dives into the technical specifications and implications of hydrogen as gas turbine fuel before exploring detailed design of a hydrogen jet engine.

Sustainable aircraft design

Sustainable aircraft design is made possible through a digital twin approach to simulate and test designs and reduce costly physical prototypes along the way to engineering success. Find out how Simcenter simulation and testing solutions, part of the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio, can help you address engineering challenges related to electrified propulsion, alternative fuels, new aerodynamic configurations and structural architectures.

In a reality where the complexity of aerospace architecture and systems continuously increases, Simcenter answers tough engineering challenges with its dynamic and integrated model-based engineering approach. Watch the presentation to learn more.

Meet the speakers

Siemens Digital Industries Software

Thierry Olbrechts

Director of Simcenter Aerospace Industries Solutions

Thierry Olbrechts joined Siemens Digital Industries Software in 1996. Since 2000, Thierry has been responsible for Siemens simulation and test business development and go-to-market strategies for the aviation, space and defense industry segments.

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

Stéphane joined Siemens in 2005 as a sales representative for major aerospace customers. Today, Stéphane leads aerospace and defense business development for Simcenter system simulation solutions.

OpenSystems Media

Brandon Lewis

Embedded Computing Design

Brandon is a tech journalist and electronics marketer with more than a decade of experience covering the embedded sector. In his current role as Editor-in-Chief of Embedded Computing Design, he guides the publication's content strategy, editorial direction, and community engagement in fields from IoT and 5G networking to embedded processors and operating systems to AI and machine

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