TOICA demonstrates how to build the complex representation of the thermal behaviour of the complete aircraft through a series of “plateaus”.
During these plateaus, two target aircraft were considered depending on the expected Entry Into Service (EIS) date.
Next aircraft entering into service in 2020’s, derived from existing aircraft and integrating innovative solutions for a set of components and/or systems or engine. Targeted aircraft families include the single aisle family (Airbus), the Falcon business jet family (Dassault Aviation) and the ATR regional aircraft family (Leonardo).
Next aircraft entering into service in 2030’s, considering integration of a broader set of technologies with more radical aircraft configurations. The typical baseline is the next generation of single aisle aircraft family from Airbus. This baseline will integrate most of the mature technical solutions investigated through the use cases in order to reach an efficient thermal concept aircraft aligned with the 2050 vision.
TOICA enables architects to manage the thermal impact on the overall aircraft architecture (which was not possible before) that provides an optimised thermal behaviour of the overall aircraft. This is now shared in the extended enterprise with design partners through a collaborative environment supporting new advanced capabilities developed by the project:
It was achieved by:
Super integration mechanisms