Aircraft conceptual design synthesis
Aircraft Conceptual Design Synthesis means design by fitness-for-purpose. Design engineers can jump off from the point of given parameters and requirements – required performance, payloads and other factors.
This is the first book for the aeronautical designer devoted to guiding the reader through this highly effective conceptual design synthesis process. This forms the procedure for the initial stage of the aircraft design process – the interpretation of a requirement into the preliminary layout. A logical design sequence is developed utilizing original modules to represent propulsion, lift, drag, mass, and performance. Aircraft Conceptual Design Synthesis includes a disk of spreadsheets that provides core data. Unlike existing approaches, the design synthesis method can be applied to novel aircraft concepts.
“This is an important landmark book and in my view will become a standard by which others will be compared” – Dr E C P Ransom, Kingston University, UK
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18.104.22.168 Thickness to chord ratio (t/c) This important parameter has some effect
upon the maximum lift coefficient and the value chosen is influenced by structural
design requirements, see paragraph 5.4. In incompressible flow conditions ...
The results data have been used to derive the aspect ratio corresponding to 34 m
span for each of three thickness to chord ratios, as shown in the upper right-hand
figure on the spreadsheet, the values being added to the carpet plot. b) The ...
A8.17.2 Fuel volume requirement The ratios of the fuel mass required to that
available have been extracted from the Summary of Results and are shown as a
function of aspect ratio and thickness to chord ratio in rows 92 to 108 and
columns Q ...
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