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ENGINEERING TRIPOS PART IIA - 2016/2017
Leader:Dr J Jarrett email: jpj1001
Project Type: Group
Project Category: Design
Prerequisites: 3A1 essential
Timing: Fridays 11-1pm and Tuesdays 9-11 plus afternoons
The project involves the aerodynamic, mechanical and structural design of a light aircraft.
To explore the conflicting demands placed on the design by different engineering specialisms,
To develop and use methods of visualising and thus effectively handling the inherent multidisciplinary design trade-offs,
To demonstrate a viable and safe design concept for the aircraft,
To maximise the key performance metrics of the final design.
Students will work in groups of 3, but will each write individual reports. One member of each group will concentrate respectively on the aerodynamic, mechanical and structural design.
Week 1: Operational requirements and flight safety,
Week 2: Conceptual design ﾖ including the handling of competing aerodynamic, mechanical and structural requirements,
Week 3: Preliminary design ﾖ refinement and validation of the concept to determine reasonable performance estimates,
Week 4: Maximisation of the key performance metrics.
Format: Submission Date - Marks
Interim report: 11am Friday 26
May 2017 ﾖ 40
marks (weighted 60/40 in favour of group work, the remainder for
Final report: 4pm Friday 9 June 2017 (Baker Building Reception) ﾖ 40 marks (weighted 60/40 in favour of individual work, the remainder for group work)
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