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Fuselage Sizing And Design

An introduction to aircraft fuselage design. Construction methods, sizing, and fuselage loading.
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28 September 2022

Introduction To Wing Structural Design

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

Introduction To Aircraft Airfoil Aerodynamics

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

Sweep Angle And 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

Aircraft Wing Area And Aspect Ratio

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

Aerodynamic Lift, Drag And Moment Coefficients

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

Fundamental Forces In Flight

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

Standard Atmosphere Calculator

This standard atmosphere calculator is based on the 1976 model of the U.S. Standard Atmosphere.
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28 September 2022

Reynolds Number Calculator

The Reynolds number calculator can either be used in manual mode or alternatively used in with the standard atmosphere calculator.
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28 September 2022

Aircraft Wing Aspect Ratio

Aspect ratio is a measure of the ratio between the span of the wing to its chord.
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18 May 2022
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