Mar 27, 2011

LMS International participates in CRESCENDO consortium

European research project to improve modeling and simulation for aeronautic industry.

LMS International has announced its participation in the European CRESCENDO project consortium. The ambition of the consortium is to make a step change in the way that Modeling and Simulation activities are carried out, by multi-disciplinary teams working as part of a collaborative enterprise, in order to develop new aeronautical products in a more cost and time efficient manner.

The project goal is to research and develop what is referred to as the Behavioural Digital Aircraft (BDA). The BDA can be viewed as a federated system that will comprise all the modeling and simulation capabilities and services required to enable a more complete, mature and reliable definition of the behavioural, functional and operational aspects of an aircraft and constituent systems. The deployment of the results will contribute towards the high level objectives of 10% reduction of development lifecycle duration and cost; 50% reduction in rework; and 20% reduction in the cost of physical tests.”

“We are very proud to be part of CRESCENDO,” stated Dr. Jan Leuridan, Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer. “Building on our experience with other successful aeronautics research projects, it represents a unique opportunity to work together with the leading European aerospace organizations on advancing the LMS solutions for aerospace simulation.”

LMS understands how critical it is to simulate various aircraft systems and subsystems – including controls - very early in the development cycle.

The LMS simulation solutions, such as LMS Imagine.Lab AMESim and LMS Virtual.Lab, directly address the challenges of the Simulation Factory concept in the BDA. LMS Imagine.Lab SysDM provides a collaborative backbone for mechatronics system engineering, supporting physics-based system simulation and model based controls engineering, and brings a critical component to the Model Store and the Quality Lab.

The CRESCENDO project is co-funded by the European Commission under Grant Agreement n° 234344 within the 7th Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013). CRESCENDO stands for Collaborative & Robust Engineering using Simulation Capability Enabling Next Design Optimization. The project is coordinated by Airbus, starting in May 2009 with a total budget of 55 million Euros over 3 years duration, and involves 59 partners representing industry, research institutes, universities and technology providers from 13 countries.