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Aircraft Hydraulic Systems
A hydraulic system allows for forces to be applied, multiplied, and transmitted from one location to another through an incompressible fluid medium. Hydraulics are a
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Aircraft Landing Gear Design
The landing gear, or undercarriage, has two primary requirements: (1) to support the aircraft while on the ground and (2) to absorb the large loads
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Aircraft Braking Systems
All modern aircraft are fitted with a braking system to assist in slowing and stopping when on the ground. Brakes are used not only to
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Aircraft Wheels and Tires
The wheels and tires (tyres) fitted to an aircraft are designed to support the full weight of that aircraft while on the ground, as well
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Introduction to Aircraft Structures
Welcome to part one in a five-part series on airframe structures and control surfaces. The aim of this mini-series is to provide an introduction to
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Fuselage Structural Design and Layout
Welcome to part two in this five-part series on airframe structures. In this post we’ll be focusing on the fuselage; specifically, we discuss the design
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Wing Loads and Structural Layout
Welcome to part three in a five-part series on airframe structures and control surfaces. This tutorial focuses on the structural design of the wing and
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Aircraft Flap and Slat Systems
Welcome to part four in of a five-part series on airframe structures. In the previous tutorial we discussed the wing structure, now we will focus
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Aircraft Tail Surfaces and Trim
This is the final tutorial in a five-part mini-series on airframe structures and control surfaces. The previous tutorial focused on wing flap and slat systems.
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The Aircraft Electrical System – An Overview
The electrical system is essential to the proper functioning of any modern aircraft and is responsible for running everything from the lights and avionics, to
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Fundamentals of Aircraft Design Series:
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Fundamental Forces in Flight
Welcome to the first of a ten part series on the fundamentals of aircraft design. The aim of this series
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Aerodynamic Lift, Drag and Moment Coefficients
In the previous post we introduced the four fundamental forces acting on an aircraft during flight: Lift, Drag, Thrust and
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Wing Area and Aspect Ratio
This is the third post in a series of fundamental aircraft design articles which aim to give you an introduction
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Sweep Angle and Supersonic Flight
The concept of wing sweep was introduced in the previous post which discussed the concepts of Wing Area and Aspect
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Introduction to Airfoil Aerodynamics
This is part 5 in a series of fundamental aircraft design articles that aims to give you an introduction to
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Introduction to Wing Structural Design
Welcome to part 6 of a series on an Introduction to Aircraft Design. In part 5 we looked at the
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Fuselage Sizing and Design
This is part 7 of a series on the Fundamentals of Aircraft Design. In part 6 we looked at the
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Horizontal and Vertical Tail Design
This is part 8 in the Fundamentals of Aircraft Design series. In the previous posts we’ve looked at both the
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The Drag Polar
Welcome to Part 9 in the Fundamentals of Aircraft Design series. In the previous posts we have covered the fundamentals
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Aircraft Engine and Propeller Sizing
Welcome to Part 10, the final installment in the Fundamentals of Aircraft Design series. In Part 9 we completed a
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