For the A350-900 structural development and certification, LMS Caesam -a Siemens business- provided the foundation for deploying Airbus harmonized methods to more than 2,000 stress engineers at more than 50 worldwide suppliers. LMS Caesam provides a single framework that integrates all Airbus processes, methods, tools and data libraries, replacing over 400 tools, officials said.
The A350-900 is the first Airbus aircraft developed using the company’s Improved Structural Analysis through Multidisciplinary Integration (ISAMI). The ISAMI environment ensures consistency in the A350 structural analysis and certification process.
ISAMI has helped Airbus tackle its 3 main challenges on structural analysis: harmonization, automation, and deployment. It manages and automates engineering processes for safety-margin calculation, giving a time-cost benefit over the full design cycle.
The framework allows the integration of harmonized sizing processes and tools, capitalizing on company know-how.
As a result of the LMS Caesam platform’s success with ISAMI, its use has been extended to perform detailed structural sizing and certification for the A350-1000 and the A320neo.
Based on the article “Siemens LMS software used for structural analysis of Airbus A350 XWB aircraft” published in Avionics Intelligence