Use of Flight Simulation in Early Design: Formulation and Application of the Virtual Testing and Evaluation Methodology 2000-01-5590
In current design practices, safety, operational and handling criteria are often overlooked until late design stages due to the difficulty in capturing such criteria early enough in the design cycle and in the presence of limited and uncertain knowledge. Virtual (flight) testing and evaluation, based on autonomous modeling and simulation, is proposed as a solution to this shortcoming. The methodology enables one to evaluate vehicle behavior in relatively complex situations through a series of specific flight scenarios. Bringing this methodology to conceptual design requires the creation of an automatic link between the design database and the autonomous flight simulation environment. This paper describes the creation of such a link and an implementation of the Virtual Testing and Evaluation methodology with the use of an advanced design concept.
Citation: Scharl, J., Mavris, D., and Burdun, I., "Use of Flight Simulation in Early Design: Formulation and Application of the Virtual Testing and Evaluation Methodology," SAE Technical Paper 2000-01-5590, 2000, https://doi.org/10.4271/2000-01-5590. Download Citation
Julien Scharl, Dimitri N. Mavris, Ivan Y. Burdun
Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory, Georgia Institute of Technology
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