Conceptual design enabling efficient aircraft platform energy management

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Coordinator SAAB Aktiebolag - SAAB AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 3 026 475
Project duration November 2019 - December 2022
Status Ongoing
Venture National Aeronautical Research Program 7
Call Research project in aviation technology - spring 2019

Purpose and goal

This project aims at improving the holistic capability in conceptual aircraft platform design by utilizing model-based development focused on efficient energy management. Central goals of the project is to take greater account of crucial details already at an early stage and to determine which connections between subsystems are required and which type of heat sinks and energy storage are needed to solve a certain set of operational requirements.

Expected results and effects

The project is expected to result in a new development methodology and guidelines for selection of aircraft platform concepts w.r.t. energy management, a modeling library with fidelity level tailored to concept development on subsystem level, as well as methodology and tool support for standardized connection between aircraft overall conceptual design and concept development on subsystem level. In addition, the project results in further enhanced collaboration between academia and industry.

Planned approach and implementation

The project is conducted in collaboration between Linköping University, represented by the Department of Management and Engineering (IEI), Division Machine Design, and Saab Aeronautics. The Division of Machine Design has long experience within the field of product design and development, and specifically how simulation and optimization techniques can be employed to support the development of complex engineering systems including fluid power systems and components, aircraft design, and aircraft fuel systems. The project includes an industrial PhD candidate from Saab.

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Last updated 4 July 2019

Reference number 2019-02761

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