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Dr Pia N SartorBEng, PhD, CEng

Lecturer in Systems Engineering

Pia Sartor

Dr Pia N SartorBEng, PhD, CEng

Lecturer in Systems Engineering

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Research interests

To decrease development time and costs, modelling is increasingly being used in aerospace engineering design, particularly in the design of complex multidisciplinary systems such as flight control systems, landing gear systems and health monitoring systems. Modelling is typically done within the context of the systems development process (SAE ARP 4754A), which is used today for the development and certification of aircraft systems on platforms such as the Boeing 787 and the Airbus A380 and A350 among others.

To have credible simulation results, the accuracy of the modelling must be considered, including the model fidelity required, model validation, uncertainty quantification (UQ) and sensitivity analyses (SA).

Pia Sartor's research interests include multidisciplinary simulation, system modelling techniques, model validation, uncertainty quantification and sensitivity analysis. She is particularly interested in modelling in the context of aircraft system development.

The focus of Pia’s academic and industrial career has been on the system development process, specifically in the areas of aircraft dynamics and the physical modelling of aircraft systems using multidisciplinary simulation and system modelling techniques. She also has experience in the application of uncertainty and sensitivity analysis techniques to these models.

Pia’s experience working on industry focused research has also enabled her to effectively incorporate an industrial perspective into her teaching.

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