Accession Number : ADA259291


Title :   Propulsion/Weapon System Interaction Model


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Dec 83-Sep 87,


Corporate Author : BOEING MILITARY AIRPLANE CO SEATTLE WA


Personal Author(s) : Widdison, Colin


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a259291.pdf


Report Date : Jul 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 162


Abstract : This document described a computer program used to evaluate advanced air breathing propulsion payoffs in aircraft performance of future interest to the USAF. The program is required to determine the potential impact of propulsion technology advancements and future weapon system requirements on propulsion concept and cycle selection. A major requirement in such assessments is the evaluation of interaction effects between the engine and airframe. Several scalable airframe Data bases were developed to examine a variety of vehicle concepts including a tactical fighter, supersonic interceptor, supersonic cruise missile, logistic transport, lightweight fighter, carrier air vehicle (first stage of a two-stage-to-orbit system) and hypersonic interceptor. A program description including options, mission analysis approach, installation methodology, and program structure is provided. A description of each of the existing data bases including baseline weights, dimensions, and drag characteristics is included. Also, a sample output listing is included in this document.... Engine/Airframe computer performance model, Propulsion installation, Mission analysis.


Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT ENGINES , *WEAPON SYSTEMS , *PROPULSION SYSTEMS , *AIRFRAMES , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , DATA BASES , OUTPUT , REQUIREMENTS , ORBITS , CRUISE MISSILES , RESPIRATION , INTERCEPTORS , ENGINES , LIGHTWEIGHT , LOGISTICS , TRANSPORT , WEIGHT , MISSIONS , INSTALLATION , APPROACH , AIR BREATHING , SELECTION , DRAG , CYCLES , STRUCTURES , INTERACTIONS , METHODOLOGY , AIRCRAFT , IMPACT , MODELS


Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE