Designing ranged sets of top-level design specifications for a family of aircraft: An application of design capability indices

Timothy W. Simpson, Janet K. Allen, Farrokh Mistree, Wei Chen

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Abstract

Design capability indices provide a metric to assess the capability of a family of designs, represented by a range of top level design specifications, to satisfy a ranged set of design requirements. Design capability indices can be used to manage design freedom in the early stages of the design process when design requirements for a system may be uncertain. To illustrate the use of design capability indices, the design of a family of General Aviation aircraft is presented: design capability indices are used to simultaneously design a family of three aircraft around a two, a four, and a six sealer configuration. The results are compared against two of our previous studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
EventWorld Aviation Congress, 1997 - Anaheim, United States
Duration: Oct 13 1997Oct 16 1997

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OtherWorld Aviation Congress, 1997
CountryUnited States
CityAnaheim
Period10/13/9710/16/97

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  • Aerospace Engineering

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Simpson, T. W., Allen, J. K., Mistree, F., & Chen, W. (1997). Designing ranged sets of top-level design specifications for a family of aircraft: An application of design capability indices. Paper presented at World Aviation Congress, 1997, Anaheim, United States. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.1997-5513