Our undergraduate team is taking on the Langley Aero Design Challenge which calls for a paper detailing the design of a novel large commercial airliner (200+ capacity) that is not only cleaner, but quieter. Utilizing cutting edge technologies including but not limited to Ceramic Matrix Composites, PRANDTL wing, and Distributed Electric Propulsion, we hope to conceive the future of greener flight.
Design cohesive aircraft that achieves NASA goals for efficiency, emissions, and noise
Using analytical software and testing, produce relevant data supporting our design over baseline plane, 737-900
Write research paper on our design and relevant findings and if successful, present at symposium and tour NASA facilities!
Aerospace/Electrical Engineering: Analyze and determine ideal propulsion system to minimize emissions and maximize fuel efficiency
Mechanical/Civil Engineering: Design sound airframe structure using mechanics principles
Aeronautic Engineering: Testing and optimization of efficient wing design
Chemistry/Chemical Engineering: Investigation of various fuels for less harmful emissions
Computer Science: Computational analysis of varied data