UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA DESIGN-BUILD-FLY: COMPETITION DESIGN REPORT 2017/2018
AuthorMorrett, Zachary James
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThis report details the design of a model passenger aircraft for the 2018 AIAA Design- Build-Fly competition. The objective was to design a small regional business aircraft capable of carrying both passengers and cargo. As the aerospace industry seeks to improve maintenance procedures and reduce cost, the design also required the incorporation of line-replaceable units, or LRUs, components which can be removed and replaced rapidly on the flight line. The model began as a conceptual design in order to achieve the preliminary layout and proposed functionality of the components. The weight, aerodynamics, and stability of the aircraft were then taken into consideration to create a design capable of meeting the power and payload requirements, while providing an aircraft with adequate controllability and flight characteristics. The final design phase necessitated the modeling of the aircraft using computer-aided design software to ensure seamless construction of the final product. The result is a completed design for an aircraft capable of simulating the transportation of up to sixteen passengers and luggage, while also being simple to construct and maintain.
Degree ProgramHonors College