ERIC Number: ED115206
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May-19
Reference Count: N/A
Program Fighter: An Evaluation.
Hull, David G.; Fowler, Wallace T.
A computer program for the sizing of subsonic and supersonic fighter planes was adapted for use in an aerospace engineering course at the University of Texas at Austin. FIGHTER uses classroom notation and separate subroutines for different disciplines to implement the conceptual design process. Input consists of a set of design variables and a set of mission variables. FIGHTER begins by computing the geometry of the aircraft. Next, it is flown (on the computer) through the prescribed mission to compute fuel requirements. After the aircraft has been flown through the entire mission, the design variables, the geometry, and the fuel weight are used to compute a new take-off gross weight. The entire process is repeated until assumed gross weight and computed gross weight differ by a small amount. A formal evaluation of FIGHTER was made by eight instructors of aerospace technology at other universities who used the program. (CH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Project C-BE.