Accession Number:

ADA461449

Title:

Integrated Conceptual Design of Joined-Wing SensorCraft Using Response Surface Models

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH DEPT OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

166.0

Abstract:

A multidisciplinary conceptual design and analysis of Boeings joined-wing SensorCraft has been conducted. This analysis was completed using geometrical optimization, aerodynamic analyses, and response surface methodology on a composite structural model. Phoenix Integrations Model Center was used to integrate the sizing and analysis codes found in Raymers text, Aircraft Design A Conceptual Approach as well as those from the NASA derived conceptual design tool AirCraft Synthesis ACSYNT, and a modified Boeing Finite Element Model FEM. This research demonstrated the utility of integrated low-order models for fast and inexpensive conceptual modeling of unconventional aircraft designs.

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Research and Experimental Aircraft
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE