PDWAP - A Preliminary Design and Weights Analysis Program for Aerospace Vehicles
Final technical rept. Oct 1987-Dec 1988
WRIGHT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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This is the Users Manual Formulation Report for the program PDWAPPreliminary Design and Weights Analysis Program. The program runs XTAT compatible microcomputers. It is designed to provide a complete vehicle size summary and weight statement based on very rudimentary user inputs, in a very short runtime i.e. less than 3 minutes. The preliminary design phase is based on current trends in hypersonic-aerospace vehicles. The weights analysis, based on the WAATS code, can be used separately, and can handle a wide range of vehicles, such as fighters, transport, boosters, shuttles, etc. The program is interactive and menu driven, providing results in minimum time and investment. Keywords Weight analysis Preliminary design Aerospace vehicles Hypersonic vehicles Single stage Earth to orbit vehicle.
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