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Latest Episode5/21/2021

"Zero-emissions” podcast series (Ep. 1): Cleaner, greener propulsion systems in the era of advanced air mobility

Season 5, Ep. 1
Welcome to Talking Aerospace Today – a podcast for the Aerospace & Defense industry. A place that brings the promise of tomorrow’s technology to the ears of our listeners today.There’s a lot of talk round air mobility these days. So much innovation. No question the electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicles will have a huge role. There are many reasons as to why eVTOLs will be so popular. One of the primary reasons: zero emissions. Right now, more than ever, new modes of air transportation need to be cleaner, greener and better for our environment. Today, in our first episode of a new series we’re calling “The Future of Air Mobility: Zero Emissions Aircraft,” we'll be talking about how the aerospace industry is planning for a cleaner, greener future. We’ll cover the various types of propulsion technology and how better blends of fuel are helping to lighten the carbon footprint. You’ll hear about current advancements and how the digital twin is helping companies keep up with the latest technologies. I am your host, Scott Salzwedel, and I will be joined by Dale Tutt, Vice President of Aerospace & Defense at Siemens Digital Industries Software. Dale has a lot to say on this topic – and we plan to cover a lot ground.So please take a listen as we discuss the promise and future of zero-emissions aircraft.In this episode, you will learn:How the airline industry is preparing for a greener future. (2:08)The role of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in reducing hydrocarbons. (3:52)Paths towards fuel efficiency and reduced emissions. (5:19)Why the wait to reach zero-emissions aircraft? (8:42)How energy density and power density relate to one another. (11:49)The controversy around hydrogen. (14:45)Why a comprehensive digital twin is critical in the design process. (21:33)Connect with Dale Tutt:LinkedInConnect with Scott Salzwedel:LinkedInResources:Siemens Aerospace & Defense website
5/21/2021

"Zero-emissions” podcast series (Ep. 1): Cleaner, greener propulsion systems in the era of advanced air mobility

Season 5, Ep. 1
Welcome to Talking Aerospace Today – a podcast for the Aerospace & Defense industry. A place that brings the promise of tomorrow’s technology to the ears of our listeners today.There’s a lot of talk round air mobility these days. So much innovation. No question the electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicles will have a huge role. There are many reasons as to why eVTOLs will be so popular. One of the primary reasons: zero emissions. Right now, more than ever, new modes of air transportation need to be cleaner, greener and better for our environment. Today, in our first episode of a new series we’re calling “The Future of Air Mobility: Zero Emissions Aircraft,” we'll be talking about how the aerospace industry is planning for a cleaner, greener future. We’ll cover the various types of propulsion technology and how better blends of fuel are helping to lighten the carbon footprint. You’ll hear about current advancements and how the digital twin is helping companies keep up with the latest technologies. I am your host, Scott Salzwedel, and I will be joined by Dale Tutt, Vice President of Aerospace & Defense at Siemens Digital Industries Software. Dale has a lot to say on this topic – and we plan to cover a lot ground.So please take a listen as we discuss the promise and future of zero-emissions aircraft.In this episode, you will learn:How the airline industry is preparing for a greener future. (2:08)The role of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in reducing hydrocarbons. (3:52)Paths towards fuel efficiency and reduced emissions. (5:19)Why the wait to reach zero-emissions aircraft? (8:42)How energy density and power density relate to one another. (11:49)The controversy around hydrogen. (14:45)Why a comprehensive digital twin is critical in the design process. (21:33)Connect with Dale Tutt:LinkedInConnect with Scott Salzwedel:LinkedInResources:Siemens Aerospace & Defense website
3/8/2021

#5 eVTOL Electrical System Design and Compliance

Season 4, Ep. 5
Welcome to Talking Aerospace Today – a podcast for the Aerospace & Defense industry. A place that brings the promise of tomorrow’s technology to the ears of our listeners today. eVTOLs are not only electrically powered but they need an electrical system that’s lean, lightweight, and efficient. They also have to be 110 percent safe - no question about it. So, what are manufacturers doing to ensure they meet these requirements in an efficient manner?Today, in our fifth and final episode of our "Innovation” podcast series, we'll explore and explain the design and manufacture of an electrical system for today's eVTOL aircraft. We’ll also touch on the importance of power management and why electrical platform weight is so critical to eVTOL design. Of course, all this wouldn’t be possible without a model-based engineering approach so we’ll dive into model-based design and the advantages of this approach when it comes to creating an electrical system for an eVTOL aircraft.I am your host, Scott Salzwedel, and for the last time in this series, I am joined by Dale Tutt, Vice President of Aerospace & Defense at Siemens Digital Industries Software. We’ll also be joined by and Anthony Nicoli, the Aerospace & Defense Director of Integrated Electrical Systems at Siemens Digital Industries Software. Tony is the Siemens guru of all things electrical in an aircraft.Please join us as we uncover electrical design considerations for eVTOLs, and how the digital transformation from Siemens addresses these complexities and challenges.In this episode, you will learn:Dale’s experience with electrical systems. (03:00)What manufacturers focus on the most in the electrical system of an eVTOL (04:15)The challenges with electrical systems in today’s eVTOL designs. (05:03)How companies are addressing the power management and platform weight of electrical system design. (05:57)How model-based techniques and approaches help with getting certifications easier and faster. (08:35)The benefits of using a comprehensive digital twin. (10:09)How embracing the digital transformation allows teams to operate more efficiently. (12:32)Connect with Dale:LinkedInConnect with Tony:LinkedInConnect with Scott:LinkedInResources:Siemens Aerospace & Defense website
2/22/2021

#4: eVTOL Structural Design using Composites and Additive Manufacturing

Season 4, Ep. 4
Welcome to Talking Aerospace Today – a podcast for the Aerospace & Defense industry. A place that brings the promise of tomorrow’s technology to the ears of our listeners today.The aerostructural design of an eVTOL aircraft is incredibly important. Yeah, the designs are pretty cool-looking, but considerations need to be made around managing vehicle weight and structural efficiency.Today, in the fourth podcast of our “Innovation” podcast series, we’ll be discussing eVTOL aerostructural design. This is a very important topic because through composites and employing additive manufacturing, OEMs can build with a stronger, lighter material for optimal aircraft performance. In this episode, we’ll dive into composites and the role additive manufacturing plays and how the digital transformation is making all of this possible.I am your host, Scott Salzwedel, and in this episode, I am joined by two industry leaders. Dale Tutt, Vice President of Aerospace & Defense at Siemens Digital Industries Software, and John O'Connor, Director of Product and Marketing Strategy at Siemens Digital Industries Software.Luckily for the industry, composites and additive manufacturing have come a long way and play a critical role in the aerostructural design of eVTOL vehicles. Get ready for an extremely profound and insightful conversation.In this episode, you will learn:●The unique characteristics of eVTOL structures. (02:47)●eVTOL structural design challenges. (04:43)●The challenge of bringing additive and composite technologies together. (05:43)●Achieving the balance between design optimization and manufacturing constraints. (08:11)●The role additive manufacturing plays in eVTOL structural design. (10:05)●How Siemens’ Xcelerator is helping customers with their digital transformation. (13:01)Connect with Dale:●LinkedInConnect with John:●LinkedInConnect with Scott:●LinkedInResources:●Siemens Aerospace & Defense website
2/8/2021

#3: eVTOL Power Density and Thermal Management

Season 4, Ep. 3
Welcome to Talking Aerospace Today – a podcast for the Aerospace & Defense industry. A place that brings the promise of tomorrow’s technology to the ears of our listeners today.When you think about the first airplanes… they were propeller-driven. Then, the jet engine came along and transformed the nature of aviation for good. Today, we’re ready to embark on the next frontier – electric propulsion. Electric propulsion is a great response to the need for green energy alternatives and battling climate collapse. Electric propulsion is being built into short-haul aircraft, urban air mobility vehicles and even into supersonic air travel.In our last episode, we had a great conversation on aerodynamic design and the associated elements that impact performance and efficiency. Today, we’ll address power density and thermal management of an eVTOL aircraft. You’ll learn the benefits and challenges of using electrical systems, how companies go about solving those challenges and how Siemens is contributing to the digitalization of this space through the Xcelerator portfolio.I am your host, Scott Salzwedel, and in this episode, I am joined by two industry leaders. Dale Tutt, Vice President of Aerospace & Defense at Siemens Digital Industries Software, and Thierry Olbrechts, the Director of Simcenter Aerospace Solutions at Siemens Digital Industries Software.Please join me for this one-of-kind discussion. Where else are you going to hear about mastering the physics of high-power density electric motors?In this episode, you will learn:The innovations happening in electric propulsion. (02:54)The advantages and challenges of electrical systems. (04:03)The challenges of electrical propulsion relating to eVTOL design. (05:43)What needs to be considered when making electrical propulsion units viable for aviation? (10:03)How companies manage the heat produced by the electrical propulsion units. (12:28)How Siemens Xcelerator helps customers come up with good solutions. (15:50)Connect with Dale:LinkedInConnect with Thierry:LinkedInConnect with Scott:LinkedInResources:Siemens Aerospace & Defense website
1/25/2021

#2: eVTOL Aerodynamic Design through Digitalization

Season 4, Ep. 2
There’s a huge innovation wave sweeping through our industry. We’re seeing the emergence of new propulsion techniques (including green energy alternatives), supersonic air travel and the fast-emerging market of urban air mobility vehicles. Knowing the latest technologies available, and solutions to address both innovation and growing complexity, are keys to success and fast entry into market.Today in this second episode of a five-part series, “eVTOL Aerodynamic Design through Digitalization” we’ll be discussing the aerodynamic design of eVTOL vehicles and the associated elements that impact performance and efficiency. No question, eVTOLs are some of the coolest looking things out there, but do you use tiltrotors? …Tiltwings? …Or both? These types of decisions play heavily in the role of aerodynamic design.I am your host, Scott Salzwedel, and for this discussion, I am joined by two industry leaders. Dale Tutt, Vice President of Aerospace & Defense at Siemens Digital Industries Software and Durrell Rittenberg, the Director of A&D for Simcenter at Siemens Digital Industries Software.Tune in to the latest episode of Talking Aerospace Today and hear how digitalization is helping companies who design, build and manufacture eVTOL vehicles compete more effectively, innovate faster with far less risk.In this episode, you will learn:What makes eVTOL aircraft so unique? (02:48)The challenges with eVTOL aerodynamics. (04:27)The meaning of Computational Fluid Dynamics and why it's important to eVTOL aerodynamic design. (05:50)How Siemens is helping customers achieve eVTOL certification. (07:56)The important role of the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio. (10:25)How digital thread technology helps companies innovate faster. (12:35)Connect with Dale:LinkedInConnect with Durrell:LinkedInConnect with Scott:LinkedInResources:Siemens Aerospace & Defense website
1/11/2021

#1: Up, Up and Away – eVTOLS in the Age of Digital Transformation

Season 4, Ep. 1
The A&D industry is experiencing unprecedented innovation these days. There’s so much to talk about, from space missions, supersonic travel, urban air mobility – such as the eVTOL aircraft – we’re seeing breakthroughs in composites and additive manufacturing, electrification is a huge deal right now, and the list goes on and on.In this first episode of the five-part series on Driving Innovation through Digital Transformation”, we’ll take a quick look back at the early days of aerospace – the first wave of innovation – and then we’ll fast forward to the current landscape of the Aerospace & Defense industry and the technologies that are fueling innovation.I am your host, Scott Salzwedel, and I am joined by Dale Tutt, the go-to guy for all things aerospace & defense, to discuss these topics that I’m sure will pique your interest. Dale is the Vice President of Aerospace & Defense at Siemens Digital Industries Software. He has over 30 years of experience in engineering design, development, and program leadership within the aerospace industry. Dale specializes in building highly effective, cross-functional teams to achieve complex operations when building today’s aircraft. Before Siemens, he worked at The Spaceship Company, Textron Aviation, and Bombardier Aerospace.Tune in to Talking Aerospace Today, and join us to learn the latest developments in the A&D industry, and what the future brings with all this complexity and innovation that is currently happening.In this episode, you will learn:The early days of modern aviation. (02:17)The current wave of urban air mobility and its impact on the future. (04:06)The challenges faced by eVTOL startups. (06:36)How the Siemens Xcelerator Portfolio helps eVTOL companies with their digital transformation. (08:34)How Siemens helps customers to go faster and to be more productive and innovative. (10:28)Connect with Dale:LinkedInConnect with Scott:LinkedInResources:Siemens Aerospace & Defense website
12/15/2020

Increasing Wire Harness Manufacturing and Profitability

Season 3, Ep. 5
Welcome to Talking Aerospace Today – a podcast for the Aerospace & Defense industry. The place that brings the promise of tomorrow’s technology to the ears of our listeners today.Whether you’re talking OEM or independent supplier, aerospace wire harness manufacturing is under unprecedented pressure these days. Profitability constraints are everywhere. To make matters worse, increased electrification of a platform has taken harness complexity to perplexing new heights. From the need to rapidly transition design changes into production, to serving demanding customers who expect lower cost assemblies delivered faster just in time, when it comes to wire harness manufacturing the list goes on and on.I’m your host, Scott Salzwedel, and in our final episode “Increasing wire harness manufacturing and profitability” of the electrical systems podcast series, I’ll be joined by Anthony Nicoli, the Aerospace & Defense Director of Integrated Electrical Systems for Siemens Digital Industries Software. We’ll be discussing what goes into designing, building and installing a wire harness assembly, as well as the trends impacting manufacturing and how a digitalized process offers multiple advantages.Tune in to learn more about the complexities behind wire harness manufacturing and how to stay profitable during this time of great innovation and intense industry challenges.In this episode, you will learn:Why relying on electrical systems has substantially increased the pressure on OEMs and their suppliers (02:14)The increasing need to change the traditional manufacturing tools (03:32)How OEMs can reduce wire harness manufacturing cost and risk (04:08)What it means to have a digitalized process (05:36)How a model-based approach is used to address today’s harness manufacturing challenges (06:42)The importance of electrical and mechanical co-design (07:34)The role digitalization plays in wire harness manufacturing (08:15)The benefits of being a Capital customer (09:36)Connect with Tony:LinkedInResources:Capital E/E Systems development websiteBlog: The Capital E/E Systems development solution. Exactly how has Capital evolved?White paper: A closer look: Next-generation electrical systems platform development