Browse Publications Technical Papers 2004-01-3127

Methodology for the Conceptual Design Process of Morphing Configurations 2004-01-3127

Traditional historical-data based design processes are clearly inappropriate for morphing vehicles. There are no historical data for these type of configurations, the appropriate mission for this class of vehicles is unknown, and there are many unique aspects of a morphing vehicle that are dependent on the specific concept chosen. The design process proposed in this paper attempts to account for these difficulties in a flexible and transparent manner while leveraging existing tools and processes wherever possible.


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