Date of Award
Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Robert A. Canfield, PhD
A multidisciplinary conceptual design and analysis of Boeing's 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 Integration's Model Center was used to integrate the sizing and analysis codes found in Raymer's 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.
DTIC Accession Number
Dittmar, Josh E., "Integrated Conceptual Design of Joined-Wing Sensor Craft Using Response Surface Models" (2006). Theses and Dissertations. 2930.