General Aviation Aircraft Design Methodology in a PC Environment
A personal computer based preliminary design system for aircraft demonstrates a practical method to design and analyze any aircraft configuration. 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 small businesses and universities.