Formalizing Technology Descriptions for Selection During Conceptual Design

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Evaluation and assessment of novel technologies for aerospace applications is essential for business strategy and decision making regarding development efforts. However, technology evaluation and assessment are challenging to perform objectively using a structured approach. As a first step towards a more objective and structured approach a graph-based description of engineering systems is described herein. Analyses can be applied to such a description through pattern matching, after which the quantities of interest can be computed by an automated algorithm using a dependency graph. The approach is applied to a simplified aircraft model, to perform a mission analysis and compute fuel burn. It is shown the method successfully computes the required parameter and is easily adapted to analyze an electric aircraft as well.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIAA Scitech 2019 Forum
Subtitle of host publication7-11 January 2019, San Diego, California, USA
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-62410-578-4
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventAIAA Scitech Forum, 2019 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 7 Jan 201911 Jan 2019


ConferenceAIAA Scitech Forum, 2019
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
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