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New Siemens capital software tool

A new tool promises to help automate complex electrical system analysis and reporting in the era of more electric aircraft.

The increased complexity of today’s designs, delivering aircraft that comply with all standards and regulations on time is getting more difficult as electrification grows throughout the modern aircraft. The risk of achieving timely compliance for an electrical design has increased in line with electrical complexity.Today, compliance can be even more costly as manual and disconnected approaches are employed to analyse and evaluate these complex electrical systems.

The new Siemens Capital Load Analyzer software from Mentor, a Siemens business, eases the pain, frustration, and costs associated with aircraft electrical design compliance and certification. Capital Load Analyzer is one of the industry’s first electrical systems technologies to leverage automation and digital data continuity to facilitate regulatory compliance for electrical load analysis.

Current verification and analysis methods rely on fragmented data, typically conducted manually using drawings and spreadsheets after major electrical design work has been completed. Uncovering problems late in the program forces costly design iterations, putting critical milestones, such as Customer Acceptance and Type Certification (TC) at risk, significantly impacting aircraft revenue recognition.

Figure 1: The new Capital compliance offering from Mentor, a Siemens business, features integrated reporting, which allows groups to automatically populate a report using their own template format – then automatically refresh report data using live designs in Capital.

This new tool draws upon Capital’s electrical digital twin for accurate and rapid load analysis on the current version of the electrical system. It predicts power demand for the aircraft’s entire electrical system as each user designs it, ensuring sufficient power for each phase of flight, even emergency conditions. It then automatically reports these analysis results in the user’s preferred format, accelerating the creation of the compliance evidence needed.Capital’s integrated reporting feature allows teams to automatically populate a report using their own template format – then automatically refresh report data using live designs in Capital, sourcing analysis results and variant configurations directly from the electrical digital twin.

Figure 2: Analyze the power system using the new Capital Load Analyzer software to ensure sufficient power for each flight phase, even in emergency conditions.

To learn more, download the white paper here, or visit the product website here.


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