Aircraft Design by Professor Ajoy Kumar Kundu

By Professor Ajoy Kumar Kundu

This booklet, basically for undergraduate and postgraduate coursework, explores mounted winged airplane layout on the conceptual part of a undertaking, yet plane layout engineers also will locate it useful. Designing an airplane is a fancy multifaceted strategy embracing many technical demanding situations in a multidisciplinary surroundings. The technique proven right here contains formal sizing of the airplane, engine matching, and substantiating functionality to conform with the customer's calls for and executive regulatory criteria. linked subject matters comprise questions of safety, environmental concerns, fabric selection, structural format, knowing flight deck, avionics, and platforms (for either civilian and army aircraft). expense estimation and production concerns also are mentioned. The chapters are prepared to optimize realizing of commercial techniques to plane layout method. instance routines from the author's business event facing a standard plane layout are integrated.

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The growth of budget airlines compared to the decline of established airlines is another challenge for operators. However, the reputation of an aircraft manufacturer significantly influences aircraft sales. When Boeing introduced its 737 twinjet aircraft (derived from the three-engine B727, the best seller at the time), the dominant-selling two-engine commercial transport aircraft were the Douglas DC-9 and BAe 111. I was employed at Boeing then and remember the efforts by engineers to improve the aircraft.

The heretofore unchallenged and successful Boeing 747, the largest commercial transport aircraft in operation today, now has a competitor. The gas turbine turboprop offers better fuel economy than to current turbofan engines. However, because of propeller limitations, the turboprop-powered aircraft’s cruise speed is limited to about two thirds of the high-speed subsonic turbofan-powered aircraft. , less than 1,000 nautical miles [nm], the difference in sortie time would be on the order of less than a half hour, yet there is an approximate 20% saving in fuel cost.

3 Current Aircraft Design Status Company, including the F104 Starfighter, the U2 high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft, and the SR71 Blackbird. These three aircraft, each holding a world record of some type, were designed in Lockheed’s Skunk Works, located at the Los Angeles airport, under the supervision of Clarence (Kelly) Johnson, who graduated from the University of Michigan (my alma mater). I recommend that readers study the design of the nearly 40-year-old SR71, which still holds the speed–altitude record for aircraft powered by air-breathing engines.

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