Aircraft Design

Lecturer (assistant)
Duration2 SWS
TermWintersemester 2018/19
Language of instructionGerman



The lecture „Aircraft Design“ engross, based on the course „Fundamentals of Aeronautical Engineering“, different current design methods and major designing tools. They will be applicable for the practical design of civil and military fixed wing aircrafts. The students acquire knowledge of systematic procedure of the aircraft design process and should be able to design assemblies with focus on the overall aircraft design as well as the overall aircraft design itself. Due to that, the required aircraft performance, current safety, economic efficiency, comfort and environmental requirements are the basics of the design process. Especially the connection between requirements and their impact on configuration level will be outlined. 1. Introduction Historic evolution of civil aviation Historic evolution of military aviation Design process 2. Aerodynamics Lift Drag Airfoil design High-lift devices Drag reduction Stability and trim 3. Structure and mass Main assemblies Mass estimation for transport aircraft Centre of graviy estimation V-n diagram 4. Propulsion design Engine thrust Fuel consumption Engine sizing Novel propulsion concepts 5. Point and Mission performance Specific Excess Power Flight envelope Take-off and landing Payload-Range diagram 6. Design chart Basic concepts Constraint curves Parameter sensitivity 7. Configuration and assemblies Main modules Integrative aspects Design guidelines 8. Electric aircraft technologies Potentials and challenges Hybrid propulsion concepts Operational impact ____________________________________________


Fundamentals of Aeronautical Engineering


90 minutes written exam, shortly after the last lecture

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