Aircraft Design Integration and Optimization. Volume 1
ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)
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The symposium emphasis and theme -- impact of the preliminary design process on the development, production, and operational cost of aircraft systems -- were woven into all sessions of the Symposium through discussions of technical approaches, methods and experiences relating to cost reductions, means of improving aircraft quality, and orderly introduction of new technology. Case histories of actual aircraft preliminary design and hardware developments were included to provide retrospective insight into the role and adequacy of the design process. Authors were requested to consider the implications of cost and the extent to which cost was used as a design parameter or as a special objective. A technical approach, with discussion of actual design experiences, analysis methods, and concepts, was emphasized in order to avoid excessive generalization in discussing cost and design process questions and to provide engineering data of value along with insight into the role and impact of the preliminary design process.
- Pilotless Aircraft