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Analytic Aircraft Design

The teaching in the field of general and conceptual aircraft design deals with the description of the basic procedures of classic aircraft design (handbook methods) and its critical reflection as well as the necessity of the used methods. In the context of the ‘Aircraft Design Workshop’ (‘Flugzeugentwurfsseminar’) the students are regularly given the opportunity to perform an entire aircraft design process by doing group work. The relating scenarios and boundary values are defined in collaboration with the ‘Future Project Office’ of Airbus Industries.
The field of research mainly focuses on the improvement of the statistical preliminary draft tools introduced above. Those draft tools are applied for mass forecast of main components as well as connecting elements of the aircraft structure, for precise forecast of operational costs, and for the development of new design approaches. The emphasis is on analytic methods.
 
Researchers:
 
Jan Pfaff