Aircraft Design

Lecturer (assistant)
Duration2 SWS
TermWintersemester 2017/18
Language of instructionGerman



1. Introduction Historic development of aviation Design process: Overall design– preliminary design Civil aviation authorities 2. Aerodynamics Lift High-lift devices Drag Airfoil design Drag reduction Stability und trim 3. Structural design Definitions and main components Weight estimation for transport aircraft Growth factors V-n diagram 4. Mission performance Take-off and landing Climb performance Cruise performance 5.Point performance Specific Excess Power (SEP) Specific Range Turn rates (STR and ATR) 6. Propulsion Classification Engine thrust Fuel consumption Engine parameter estimation Novel propulsion concepts 7. Design charts Basic terms Limit curves of the design chart Parameter variation 8. Assemblies and subsystems Fuselage Wings and empennage Landing gear Flight control system Propulsion system Integrative aspects 9. Electrical aircraft technologies Energy and power density Noise and pollutant emissions Hybrid propulsion concepts


Fundamentals of Aeronautical Engineering


written 90 minutes 1 part questiones 1 part calculations

Recommended literature

Raymer D.; Aircaft Design: A conceptual approach Roskam J.; Airplane Design series Torenbeek E.; Synthesis of Subsonic Airplane Design EASA; Certification Specifications for Large Aeroplanes CS-25