A Generalized Approach to the Selection of Vehicle Design Parameters 640067
A method is outlined for calculation of aircraft whose configurations vary in a systematic manner, so that the aircraft which is best configured to meet the necessary requirements may be found rapidly. The approach is sufficiently general that it may be used for many different types of vehicles. Through the use of general tabular inputs, a large degree of versatility is available in the calculation process whereby an IBM machine may be used with one basic program which will accept inputs from a variety of different vehicle types. In this manner, improvements in materials or constructional state-of-the-art can be affected without costly and time-consuming reprogramming.