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Training to Empower Your Teams

Discover how system simulation with Simcenter Amesim empowers your team to evaluate innovative UAM concepts at any point in your design cycle.

The design of any electric aircraft involves multiple technical areas, including aerodynamics, thermal dynamics, electromagnetics, battery chemistry, thermal management, lift, propulsion, controls, and many more. Model-based systems engineering enables the modeling of all necessary components and their interactions to predict performance for a given flight profile.

This on-demand webinar will use a battery-electric VTOL aircraft as an example to show how this kind of system modeling can be leveraged to accelerate the investigation and design of urban air mobility concepts. In this webinar, we will discuss:

  • Seeing the big picture: What is system modeling and why does it matter?
  • Understanding where system modeling belongs in the development cycle
  • Employing multiple levels of fidelity simultaneously
  • Integrating subsystem models for a multirotor distributed electric aircraft
  • Defining a flight profile to evaluate range – Modeling the impact of different battery technologies on payload and range
  • Extending the model to include additional phenomena, such as thermal effects, cabin comfort requirements, and charging performance

About the Speaker

  • Scott Kidney, P.E.

    As a Senior Project Engineer at ATA Engineering, Mr. Kidney provides design and analysis support on advanced aerospace projects. He has extensive experience in the design and analysis of electromechanical systems. Previous projects include electric architecture, motor, and gearhead selection along with mechanical design for gravity offloading systems and aerospace tests. He has also provided electronics cooling designs, solenoid latch design, and mechanical design and analysis of mechanisms for hospital devices and power tools for the professional market. Mr. Kidney received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Marquette University in 1994 and his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Santa Clara University in 2001. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of California.