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Assessing the Integration of Electrified On-Board Systems in an MDAO framework for a small transport aircraft

Fioriti, M.; Della Vecchia, P.; Donelli, G.; Hansmann, P.

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      <creatorName>Fioriti, M.</creatorName>
      <affiliation>Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy</affiliation>
      <creatorName>Della Vecchia, P.</creatorName>
      <familyName>Della Vecchia</familyName>
      <affiliation>Università di Napoli "Federico II" , Naples, Italy</affiliation>
      <creatorName>Donelli, G.</creatorName>
      <affiliation>German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of System Architectures in Aeronautics, Hamburg</affiliation>
      <creatorName>Hansmann, P.</creatorName>
      <affiliation>Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH), Aachen, Germany</affiliation>
    <title>Assessing the Integration of Electrified On-Board Systems in an MDAO framework for a small transport aircraft</title>
    <subject>Multidisciplinary Design Analysis</subject>
    <subject>Multidisciplinary Design Optimization</subject>
    <subject>On-Board Systems</subject>
    <date dateType="Issued">2021-07-28</date>
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    <relatedIdentifier relatedIdentifierType="DOI" relationType="IsIdenticalTo">10.2514/6.2021-3094</relatedIdentifier>
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    <rights rightsURI="">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International</rights>
    <rights rightsURI="info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess">Open Access</rights>
    <description descriptionType="Abstract">&lt;p&gt;The integration of on-board systems design within the aircraft design process is often&lt;br&gt;
considered only in the late part of the initial design. This is acceptable for civil aircraft using&lt;br&gt;
standard technology systems. However, facing with MEA and AEA concepts and different&lt;br&gt;
possible architectures, the systems design and the assessment of their effects on the overall&lt;br&gt;
aircraft should be moved up in the usual design process. This paper deals with evaluation of&lt;br&gt;
the effect of different on-board systems architecture, with a different electrification level, on&lt;br&gt;
the overall aircraft design. These effects have been evaluated using three different MDA&lt;br&gt;
workflows developed within the AGILE4.0 European research project. The workflows are&lt;br&gt;
defined with an increasing number of disciplines to show how the effect of a proper selection&lt;br&gt;
of a systems architecture is differently caught by each one. In this way it is possible to define&lt;br&gt;
which disciplines should be included for the systems architecture assessment. The results show&lt;br&gt;
a save of 1% of MTOM for the AEA applied to a small turboprop aircraft when only the OBS&lt;br&gt;
mass is assessed. Increasing workflow complexity, adding performance and engine design the&lt;br&gt;
save increase to 1.2%. Finally, the save increases to 1.3% when the effect on engine SFC is&lt;br&gt;
also considered.&lt;br&gt;
      <funderName>European Commission</funderName>
      <funderIdentifier funderIdentifierType="Crossref Funder ID">10.13039/100010661</funderIdentifier>
      <awardNumber awardURI="info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/Horizon 2020 Framework Programme - Research and Innovation action/815122/">815122</awardNumber>
      <awardTitle>AGILE 4.0: Towards cyber-physical collaborative aircraft development</awardTitle>
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