G.A.-CAD, A Personal Computer Aided Design System for General Aviation Aircraft Configurations 951158
A personal computer based preliminary design system for General Aviation aircraft demonstrates a practical method to design and analyze general aviation aircraft configurations. The program provides a powerful framework to support the non-unique process of aircraft preliminary design. The system will allow design engineers to rapidly evolve an aircraft configuration from weight sizing through detailed performance calculations, while working within regulatory constraints. The program is designed to reduce the preliminary design phase cost and to bring advanced design methods to businesses which normally do not have the computational and/or modern design/analysis capability.