Alenia Aeronautica and MSCSoftware Third edition of the international conference â€œVirtual Testing & Engineering Simulation in Aerospace & Defenceâ€
|Alenia Aeronautica, a Finmeccanica company, and MSC.Software, the worldâ€™s main supplier of engineering simulation solutions, present the third edition of the international conference â€œVirtual Testing & Engineering Simulation in Aerospace & Defenceâ€ in collaboration with the Italian Air Force and ENAC (National Agency for Civil Aviation).
The importance of simulation and the advantages offered to the product in terms of quality, times and costs, becomes a vital element in the complex aeronautical world.
â€œVirtualâ€ today means being able to simulate the whole development cycle, from requirementsâ€™ definition to the entry into service of a component, a system or an entire aircraft. The target of the 2010 conference is to develop and consolidate the international forum created in the
The conference, taking place in Naples from May 6th to 7th, at the Italian Air Force Academy of Pozzuoli, counts among its sponsors IBM and other international companies such as Symphony Services, LMS, SIM2 e CD – ADAPCONAFEMS International (the biggest organisation grouping the worldâ€™s operators of CAE and Virtual Testing) and MIMOS (the Italian organisation leading the development of the â€œModelling & Simulationâ€ technologies which includes also the Virtual Testing) by bringing a valuable technical-scientific contribution, which defines the conference quality.
The conference agenda envisages:
This conference aims at ratifying the collaborations between Alenia Aeronautica, MSC.Software and other companies of the aerospace community, with regard to technologies of the â€œVirtualâ€, which certainly represent one of the main technological innovation areas of the sector.
Other important activities are those on the programme of the futuristic 787 passenger aircraft made by Boeing, meaning by this the quantifying of the composite material carried out previous to the actual test verifications. Furthermore, Alenia Aeronautica and MSC work together for some important legal aspects regarding Alenia Aeronauticaâ€™s participation in the â€œClean Sky JTIâ€ (JTI – Joint Technology Initiative), the project promoted by the European Commission, whose target is to study the configuration of the commercial aircraft of the future,
The project, launched in February 2008 in Brussels – included in the 7th Frame Programme of the European Community, to last 7 years – has a total value of â‚¬1.6 billions and represents at Community level the most ambitious research of all times in the aeronautical field; these studies will bring, at a large extent, to the competitiveness of the whole European aeronautical system in the next decades.
Alenia Aeronautica manages one of the technological platforms of the project, called Green Regional Aircraft, worth â‚¬174 millions, equal to 11% of the whole financed research project. The project has the aim of achieving a more efficient aerodynamic configuration of the future regional aircraft, a weight reduction (up to 9%) with consequent substantial reductions in fuel consumption (up to 10%), of noise and emission of polluting agents (Co2 and NOx, up to 10%), to which to be added savings in consumption and emissions caused by future propellers, estimable between 10% and 20%, depending on the technological choices.