Aircraft Design

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An introduction to the aerodynamic lift, drag, and pitching moment coefficient with an example from two NACA airfoils.
An introduction to the aerodynamic lift, drag, and pitching moment coefficient with an example from two NACA airfoils.
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28 September 2022
This tutorial focuses on wing area and aspect ratio and how these geometric variables drive an aircraft wing design.
This tutorial focuses on wing area and aspect ratio and how these geometric variables drive an aircraft wing design.
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28 September 2022
A post on the design of the horizontal and vertical tail, and an introduction to a method to size both surfaces.
A post on the design of the horizontal and vertical tail, and an introduction to a method to size both surfaces.
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28 September 2022
An introduction to the structural design of an aircraft wing, looking at the wing loading and design of a semi-monocoque structure.
An introduction to the structural design of an aircraft wing, looking at the wing loading and design of a semi-monocoque structure.
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06 August 2022
A method of sizing an engine and propeller for a light sport aircraft is described and thrust curves plotted to determine maximum theoretical speed.
A method of sizing an engine and propeller for a light sport aircraft is described and thrust curves plotted to determine maximum theoretical speed.
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28 September 2022
The drag polar is a fundamental aspect of aircraft design and performance analysis. This tutorial will provide you with the tools to construct your own.
The drag polar is a fundamental aspect of aircraft design and performance analysis. This tutorial will provide you with the tools to construct your own.
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28 September 2022
This tutorial the Fundamentals of Aircraft Design series looks in more detail at sweep angle and why sweep is necessary for supersonic flight.
This tutorial the Fundamentals of Aircraft Design series looks in more detail at sweep angle and why sweep is necessary for supersonic flight.
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28 September 2022
An introduction to aircraft fuselage design. Construction methods, sizing, and fuselage loading.
An introduction to aircraft fuselage design. Construction methods, sizing, and fuselage loading.
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28 September 2022
This tutorial investigates the wing airfoil, why the airfoil shape differs from aircraft to aircraft, and how to select the best airfoil section for your aircraft design.
This tutorial investigates the wing airfoil, why the airfoil shape differs from aircraft to aircraft, and how to select the best airfoil section for your aircraft design.
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18 May 2022
All aircraft are subjected to four fundamental forces in flight that governs their motion through the air: LIFT, WEIGHT, THRUST and DRAG.
All aircraft are subjected to four fundamental forces in flight that governs their motion through the air: LIFT, WEIGHT, THRUST and DRAG.
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18 May 2022

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