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ENGINEERING TRIPOS PART IIA - 2012/2013
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
SUMMARYThe project involves the aerodynamic, mechanical and structural design of a light aircraft.
FORMATStudents 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.
ACTIVITIESWeek 1: Operational requirements and flight safety,
Week 2: Conceptual design – including the handling of competing aerodynamic, mechanical and structural requirements,
Week 3: Preliminary design – refinement and validation of the concept to determine reasonable performance estimates,
Week 4: Maximisation of the payload fraction.
Format: Submission Date - MarksInterim report: 11am Friday 24 May 2013 – 40 marks (weighted 60/40 in favour of group work, the remainder for individual work)
Last updated: November 2012