This course provides an overview of the fixed-wing airplane sizing process. It is applicable to jet transport, turboprop commuter transport, military (trainers, fighter bomber, UAV) and general aviation aircraft. The design process covers sizing (weight, wing area, thrust/power), drag, high lift device sizing, weight and balance, stability, control and geometry. Numerous examples are shown. Lessons learned and "what to watch out for" are discussed. Please note: If you prefer a more in-depth course on this subject matter, please review this instructor's course: Airplane Preliminary Design.
This is an introductory class, designed to educate engineers of all disciplines (hardware design engineers, test engineers, certification engineers, program managers, project engineers and laboratory employees) in the aspects of DO-160 as it pertains to equipment qualification in support of aircraft certification.
Plan to devote five continuous weeks of study to this online course, which will include readings, review of RTCA DO-160G and DO-357 documents, discussion posts, live discussion sessions, weekly learning summaries and progression toward your course project.