note covers the following topics: Data collection and preliminary three-view
drawing, Weight estimation, Optimization of wing loading and thrust loading.
Selection of engine, Selection of wing parameters, Selection of fuselage
parameters and internal layout, Special considerations for configuration layout.
Location of en, Revised three-view drawing, Estimation of weights of various
components, Control surface design, Final three-view drawing. Revised estimation
of drag polar and performance calculations, Presentation of results, Cost of
airplane, Sizing and trade-off studies, Preliminary design of a jet airplane.
The aim of this manual is to briefly state theoretical bases of
methods and models used in conceptual airplane design, to develop and
consolidate understanding of the relations between the main airplane parameters
and characteristics, and to prepare students to perform their graduation
projects. This tutorial contains only necessary information for obtaining the
first experience in the conceptual airplane design. Also it is supposed that
students refer to textbooks and other scientific sources, which seems difficult
at first. In this case this tutorial should be used as a guide-book for
additional information sources.
This note introduces analysis techniques for complex structures and
the role of material properties in structural design, failure, and longevity. Topics covered includes:
Kinetics, Kinematics, Thermodynamic Principles, Constitutive Equations, Boundary
Value Problems of Elasticity, Energy and Variational Principles, Concepts of
Calculus of Variations, Virtual Work and Energy Principles, Weighted Residual
Methods, Isoparametric Derivation of Bar Element Stiffness Matrix, Fracture
Mechanics, Fatigue and Longevity.