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 seater configuration. The results are compared against two of our previous studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication1997 World Aviation Congress
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1997
Event1997 World Aviation Congress - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 13 1997Oct 16 1997

Other

Other1997 World Aviation Congress
CountryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA
Period10/13/9710/16/97

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Pollution
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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