02/08/2021 | written by Roel Van De Velde
Aerospace emerging sectors: eVTOL design for success with MDO
The market for Urban Air Mobility and Regional Air Mobility (UAM/RAM) is red hot. Globally, hundreds of fledgling startups are trying to impress potential investors with fancy renderings and promises of certification and commercial operations within a few years. Only time will tell if this is a realistic timeframe, and if all of them will succeed.
03/08/2020 | written by Roel Van De Velde
Digital Engineering: Why every engineer should be part of the MDO process
Big changes in aircraft development are coming. The COVID-19 pandemic is having massive implications on commercial aviation. With the entire industry coming to a grinding halt, state governments have acted quickly to protect the A&D industries that are so critical for the economy and national security.
20/02/2020 | written by Roel Van De Velde
Server-based MDO: the preferred architecture of the future
Let’s take a closer look as to why one of the most significant outcomes of the AFRL EXPEDITE program is that “server-based MDAO, modeling lifecycle management, and automated distribution is the preferred architecture”.
25/06/2019 | written by Roel Van De Velde
Aerospace, tear down these walls
The aircraft we board today are almost identical to the ones we boarded fifty years ago. Yes, they are quieter, more fuel-efficient and may make use of new materials, but in essence, nothing has changed. The latest iteration of a popular airliner has folding wingtips but the basic idea was first patented over 100 years ago. One could ask: Has the industry lost its mojo?