Multi-level modeling methodologies for aircraft thermal architecture optimization – Year two

The proposed project will contribute to Bombardier’s research initiative “Virtual Aircraft” with the overall objective to improve modelling and simulation throughout the development process to enable innovation and reduce development risk to extensive design space exploration.
The objective of the project is to develop models of thermal aspects, traditionally investigated later in the design, when the aircraft architecture is already defined, to enable the development of an aircraft thermal architecture analysis and optimization. This can be used to assess the thermal capacity of a specific equipment zone as well as the passenger comfort in the cabin.
This is especially important for new technology integration such as more electrical systems within a condensed space and the use of composite materials for structures. Furthermore, a methodology will be developed to analyze thermal aspects for aircraft systems consistently throughout the development process (conceptual, preliminary, detailed design) by using a multi-level approach.

Faculty Supervisor:

Susan Liscouet-Hanke


Florian Sanchez


Bombardier Inc.


Engineering - mechanical


Aerospace and defense




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