Aircraft Design and Performance final report

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Unformatted text preview: SUFF ENERGY I NDUSTREI S LTD. rcraft Design & Per for mance L 2008 ur y Lakir Pat el Nesquik John Henr y Chen I TY Introduction: The design presented in the following proposal was designed to meet the following specifications: Requirements/Specifications Passengers: 10 family members, 2 pilots (not of family), 1 hostess. Cruise velocity: 0.75 Mach. Cruise altitude: 40,000 ft. Stall velocity: 90 miles/hr. Range: from Philadelphia to Chennai, India, non-stop Loiter: 30 minutes at 40000 ft. @ 0.7 Mach or less if beneficial Rate of climb 1500 ft/min. (may be reduced to 1000 ft/min. if warranted) Power Plant: more than 1; high-by-pass turbofan; choose from existing ones. Structure: Composite material Take-off distance: 6000 ft. (balanced field length) with 50 ft. clearance Landing distance: 4000 ft., with 50 ft. clearance. Market Study: After an analysis of the current private aircrafts on the market today, no airplane was found that could meet these specifications. The main problem is that no private plane has the range required to fly from Philadelphia to Chennai, India nonstop, a distance of 8,500 miles. Private aircrafts are broken up into different categories by passenger size and range. light jets are categorized as planes that seat 5 to 8 passengers and have an average rang of 1,500 miles. Medium jets seat 7 to 9 passengers and have a average range of 2,100 miles. Super medium jets seat 8 to 10 passengers and have an average range of 3,500 miles. The closest jets on the market to what would be needed to meet the require specifications are in the category of heavy jet. The current heavy jets on the market such as the Falcon 900 (Range: 4259 miles) and the Bombardier Challenger 604 (Range 4692 miles) have an average range of about 4,000 miles without refueling. This is half the distance that design specifications calls for. Jumbo jets are the only planes on the commercial market that have the range required to fly from Philadelphia to Chennai, India nonstop. To convert a jumbo jet into a private jet for a family of 10 was simply a waste of space and fuel. It would be much more costly and harmful to the environment to fly a Boeing 777 or a Boeing 787-9 (an aircraft still in the design phase) that are design to normally seat 250 to 400 people. (Please see Appendix A for specifications of some of the jets researched) Design & Performance Requirements: In this Design process, Team Stealth was given an objective to design an Aircraft for an Oil Mogul that can travel between Philadelphia, PA to Chennai, India, Non-Stop Flight. For our proposal to be considered as a viable option for the buyer, we must meet their requirements given, which are stated above in the introduction. The easiest way to begin the design process was to analyze an existing aircraft that is available out on the market today, such as the LearJet or Gulfstream or any other Business Jet that can serve the needs of the Oil Mogul. Whether or not, this particular aircraft can meet the requirements asked is a question of second nature, at...
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2009 for the course MEM 425 taught by Professor Yousuff during the Fall '08 term at Drexel.

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