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Mangano, Marco (author)
The second-generation of supersonic civil transport has to match ambitious targets in terms of noise reduction and efficiency to become economically and environmentally viable. High-fidelity numerical optimization offers a powerful approach to address the complex trade-offs intrinsic to this novel configuration. Past and current research however...
master thesis 2019
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van Oene, Nick (author)
The Delft University of Technology is developing an MDO tool for the conceptual design of transport aircraft. However, the current program is not able to investigate the influence of the undercarriage design on the weight, drag and geometry of transport aircraft. This research proposes a new design method for the undercarriage, for which a new...
master thesis 2019
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Alglave, Arthur (author)
In the aerospace industry, demanding time constraints make it practically impossible to fully explore the design space of aircraft movable surfaces. The hinges, located at the interface of the movable surface, require a time-consuming analysis. This thesis presents a methodology enabling the near instantaneous selection of an optimal hinge. An...
master thesis 2019
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de Vries, Daniël (author)
Multidisciplinary Design Analysis and Optimization (MDAO) promises major advances in aircraft design. However, judging from todays aircraft, MDAO is clearly not fully embraced by the industry yet. This is due to technical difficulties (coupling incompatible tools) and non-technical barriers (intellectual property).

Recent research, such...
master thesis 2017
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Beijer, Bastiaan (author)
Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (MDO) frameworks, capable of performing overall aircraft design studies become too complex to be comprehended by a single team of experts. Therefore, there is an increasing need to develop distributed analysis frameworks in which both tools and experts are integrated in a single network. This poses great...
master thesis 2017
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Brown, M.T.H. (author)
Blended wing body aircraft represent a paradigm shift in jet transport aircraft design. Stepping away from the conventional tube-and-wing philosophy, they promise benefits over existing or future conventional aircraft. The most significant challenge with the concept is the increased coupling between aircraft design disciplines that has...
master thesis 2017
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Makus, A. (author)
master thesis 2017
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Page Risueño, J. (author)
master thesis 2017
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Augustinus, R. (author)
The use of advancements in computing technology has enabled designers to perform more thorough and more detailed design studies. Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (MDO) architectures provide users with guidelines on how to structure their MDO problem, including the linking of disciplines and how to perform the optimization. However, complex...
master thesis 2016
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van den Kieboom, K.T.H. (author)
Current wing design processes are strongly governed by cruise design requirements. This approach to wing design leaves little room for high-lift device design optimization where trade-offs may be required between cruise wing and high-lift wing design. Moreover, the optimization of high-lift devices typically focuses on optimizing flap/slat...
master thesis 2016
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Lambers, A.C. (author)
Aircraft concepts with high aspect ratio wings have been investigated more extensively in the recent past, as such configurations would reduce the induced drag significantly. At the same time, the high aspect ratio challenges the wing’s aero-structural stability (flutter). Therefore there is a need to perform aero-structural analysis already...
master thesis 2016
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Hoogervorst, J.E.K. (author)
At present, on the aviation market a need exists for lighter and more efficient aircraft than the ones dominating the airspace today. Beside the reduction in operating costs and air pollutants of these new generation aircraft, this reduction in fuel use can result in several advantages with respect to the performance of the aircraft like...
master thesis 2016
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Van Ginneken, P. (author)
An opportunity was identified to improve the traditional landing gear design process. Especially in the conceptual design phase, lots of man-hours are consumed by making the same calculations over and over again, for different concepts. Often, an existing gear is therefore used as initial starting point, to simplify the design process. This...
master thesis 2016
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Mariens, J. (author)
Multidisciplinary design optimizations have shown great benefits for aerospace applications in the past. Especially in the last decades with the advent of high speed computing. Still computational time limits the desire for models with high level of fidelity cannot be always fulfilled. As a conse- quence, fidelity is often sacrificed in order to...
master thesis 2012
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Hendrich, T.J.M. (author)
Traditionally, the aircraft design process is divided into three phases: conceptual, preliminary and detailed design. In each subsequent phase, the fidelity of the analysis tools increases and more and more details of the design geometry are frozen. In each phase a number of design variants is generated, fully analyzing them with the tools...
master thesis 2011
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