Aerospace Internal Systems Design

Lack of coordination across engineering disciplines during product development process may result in design inconsistencies, delays and poor quality. In the Aerospace & Defense (A&D) industry, early and effective concurrent engineering is critical to ensure smooth integration of an aircraft’s internal systems components, which includes structural, electrical, fluidic and communication infrastructure components. Coordinating the development of an aircraft’s internal systems design is daunting when pressures increase to meet complex design requirements and pressing delivery target.  Ongoing engineering changes – especially in cases where multiple configurations are involved – can make it difficult to keep bill of materials (BOMs) and other product data accurate and synchronized across the supply-chain.

Dassault Systèmes (3DS)’ solution for Aerospace Internal Systems Design helps companies in the A&D industry handle multi-disciplined engineering works related to the internal systems of an aircraft. The PLM system provides a single repository for all data, from product specification to manufacturing requirements, in order that data can be securely accessed in real-time by all product development stakeholders. Multi-disciplined engineering data – mechanical, electrical, fluidic and communication – that often times have different lifecycles are captured within a unified product definition so that engineers can employ a holistic approach to internal systems design from the start of a program.

The A&D industry is facing unprecedented challenges in systems design and management. Today, the rising complexity and importance of electronic features incorporated in A&D products, high price of electrical equipments, global product development practice have made electrical and communication systems design one of the key activities in product development rather than an afterthought. When used in conjunction with the Aerospace Systems Engineering solution, Dassault Systèmes’ PLM system provides an RFLP (Requirement, Functional, Logical, Physical) infrastructure to link internal system requirements, functional definition, logical definition, physical definition, behavior simulation with manufacturing planning and documentation. This end-to-end traceability from original requirements to the final product helps optimize the systems design for market performance.

Engineers find Dassault Systèmes’ Aerospace Internal Systems Design solution essential in fostering efficient design that takes into account how well the internal systems fit within the entire aircraft since early in the product development cycle. By providing advanced modeling capabilities that are integrated with systems engineering and manufacturing process, this solution helps you keep development costs down while minimizing late cycle errors.

Aerospace Internal Systems Design Solution includes:

  • Electrical systems design to manufacturing
  • Fluidic systems design to manufacturing
  • Mechanical systems design to manufacturing
  • Electronics and embedded software management
  • Completion equipment modeling
  • Computing and communication infrastructure

We’ve been able to take 80 years of airplane development knowledge and build that into CATIA design tables that the engineers can use again and again.

Jim Strawn Engineering Specialist, Cessna Aircraft Company