Posted: February 4th, 2021
Research two aircraft that are notably different. Compare and contrast cost, performance, design, material selection, and maintenance requirements. Estimate variables (e.g. cost) which aren’t readily available. Where estimates are used, justify your thought process.
For one of the aircraft, discuss three design features and associated tradeoffs (performance and/or structural) engineers likely contemplated. For one of the tradeoffs, outline the pros and cons of the decision.
Within your report, discuss the relationship between aerodynamic performance and structural design and how each influences one another.
For one of the aircraft, estimate the maximum normal bending stress at the wing-fuselage interface using the following simplifying assumptions:
Based upon the spar material you selected, calculate the wing spar Factor of Safety. Also, estimate the maximum wingtip deflection(????max) based upon the case of a “Cantilever Beam with a Uniformly Distributed load”as shown in these slides of Cantilever Beam equations images (PPTX).
Within your report, show all calculations in an appendix, discuss the findings, and comment on the reasonableness of the simplifying assumptions.
The case study should be a minimum of 1,000 words and any references must be in the current APA format. You shall write the case study using the report format listed below.
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