Designing for an Electric Aircraft Future

  • Webinar Type Scheduled
  • Date October 20, 2020
  • Time 11:00 to 12:00 (CST)

Conventional aircraft configurations have three power options: pneumatic, electrical, and hydraulic. To move to a solely electric aircraft, however, requires new components such as high-speed motors, power electronics, and high-voltage cabling.

This 60-minute Webinar from the editors of Tech Briefs Media and SAE International explores the new design methodologies for electric aircraft that must be considered in order to optimize aerodynamics, engines, shape, and component selection for this new propulsion architecture.

Topics include:

  • Hurdles to implementing electrical interconnect technology on aircraft as power and voltage levels increase
  • How industry is working to address technology challenges at the sub-system and component level
  • Simulation of an entire aircraft over a mission: power-plant, propulsion, aerodynamics, flight motion, and controls/pilot
  • Systems simulation tools to study the trade-offs between energy consumption, range/endurance, and payload
  • Challenges and opportunities in the electric aircraft industry
  • Reducing the cost and time of designing eVTOL aircrafts using model-based systems engineering, model-based design, and a seamless collaborative product design framework

An audience Q&A follows the technical presentation.

Speakers: 

Russ Graves, Aerospace Business Development Manager, TE Connectivity
With more than 30 years of experience in the electrical interconnect industry, Russ Graves has performed in various roles in product and manufacturing management with his current being Aerospace Business Development Manager. His primary focus at TE is to bring newer technologies to market. Russ has an in-depth understanding of the technical and commercial challenges for aerospace interconnections, covering all areas of the aircraft including avionics, cabin interiors, engines, EWIS, IFE, landing gear, power generation, and transmission. he also has an extensive background in copper, aluminium, fiber optic, and wireless solutions.

Dominik Karbowski, Technical Manager, Intelligent Ec0-Mobility, Vehicle and Mobility Systems Group, Argonee national Laboratory
Dominik Karbowski leads Argonne’s research on electric aviation and aircraft energy efficient using advance systems simulation methods. Dominik has extensive experience in electric and hybrid automotive vehicle design, control, optimization, and simulation. He also leads Argonne’s research on energy-efficiency controls for connected and automated vehicles, and he has developed several tools for vehicle energy-efficiency research. Dominik holds a Master of Science from Mines ParisTech (France).

Dhiren Marjadi, Vice President, Global Aerospace Business, Altair
Dhiren Marjadi is responsible for delivering industry-specific solutions to expand Altair’s near-term business and aligning its product management and development tasks with customer requirements and industry trends. He has spent almost three decades in technical, program management, sales, and business development positions at the company. Dhiren is an experienced presenter on aerospace industry challenges and trends at industry events worldwide. he holds a bachelor of technology degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri.

 

Moderator: Lisa Arrigo, Tech Briefs Media and SAE International 

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