Appendix 10.

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AN EXAMPLE OF AIRPLANE
PRELIMINARY DESIGN
PROCEDURE - JET TRANSPORT
E.G.Tulapurkara
A.Venkattraman
V.Ganesh
REPORT NO: AE TR 2007-4
APRIL 2007
An Example of Airplane Preliminary Design
Procedure - Jet Transport
E.G.Tulapurkara

A.Venkattraman

V.Ganesh

Abstract
In this report, we present an application of the preliminary design
procedure followed in aircraft design course. A 150 seater jet airplane
cruising at M = 0.8, at 11 km altitude and having a gross still air
range(GSAR) of 4000 km is considered. The presentation is divided
into eight sections
• Data collection
• Preliminary Weight estimation
• Optimization of wing loading and thrust loading
• Wing design
• Fuselage design, preliminary design of tail surface and prelimi-
nary layout
• c.g. calculation
• Control surface design
• Features of designed airplane
• Details of performance estimation

AICTE Emeritus Fellow, Department of Aerospace Engineering, IIT Madras

B.Tech Student, Department of Aerospace Engineering, IIT Madras

Dual Degree Student, Department of Aerospace Engineering, IIT Madras
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Contents
1 Data Collection 6
1.1 The Design Philosophy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
1.1.1 Type of Aircraft and Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
1.1.2 Budget and Time Constraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
1.1.3 Other Constraints and Standards . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
1.2 Preliminary Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
1.2.1 Preliminary Weight Estimate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
1.2.2 Wing parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
1.2.3 Empennage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
1.2.4 Control Surfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
1.2.5 Fuselage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
1.2.6 Engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
1.2.7 Landing Gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
1.3 Overall height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
2 Revised Weight Estimation 21
2.1 Fuel fraction estimation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
2.1.1 Warm up and Take off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
2.1.2 Climb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
2.1.3 Cruise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
2.1.4 Loiter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
2.1.5 Landing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
2.2 Empty Weight Fraction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
3 Wing Loading and Thrust Loading 25
3.1 Landing Distance Consideration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
3.2 Maximum Speed(V
max
) Consideration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
3.2.1 Estimation of K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
3.3 (R/C)
max
consideration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
3.4 Based on Minimum Fuel for Range (W
f
min
) . . . . . . . . . . . 33
3.5 Based on Absolute Ceiling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
3.6 Summary of Constraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
3.7 Consideration of Wing Weight (W
w
) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
3.8 Choosing a W/S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
3.9 Thrust Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
3.9.1 Requirement for V
max
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
3.10 Requirements for (R/C)
max
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
3.11 Take-Off Thrust Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
3.12 Engine Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
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3.13 Engine Characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
4 Wing Design 42
4.1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
4.2 Airfoil Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
4.2.1 Design Lift Coefficient . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
4.2.2 Airfoil Thickness Ratio and Wing Sweep . . . . . . . . 43
4.3 Other Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
4.3.1 Aspect Ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
4.3.2 Taper Ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
4.3.3 Root and Tip Chords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
4.3.4 Dihedral . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
4.3.5 Wing Twist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
4.4 Cranked Wing Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
4.5 Wing Incidence(i
w
) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
4.6 Vertical Location of Wing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
4.7 Areas of Flaps and Ailerons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
5 Fuselage and Tail Layout 48
5.1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
5.2 Initial Estimate of Fuselage Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
5.3 Nose and Cockpit - Front Fuselage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
5.4 Passenger Cabin Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
5.4.1 Cabin Cross Section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
5.4.2 Cabin length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
5.4.3 Cabin Diameter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
5.5 Rear Fuselage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
5.6 Total Fuselage Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
5.7 Tail surfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
5.8 Engine Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
5.9 Landing Gear Arrangement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
6 Estimation of Component Weights and C.G Location 55
6.1 Aircraft mass statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
6.1.1 Structures Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
6.1.2 Propulsion Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
6.1.3 Fixed equipment group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
6.2 Weights of Various Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
6.3 C.G Location and C.G Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
6.3.1 Wing Location on Fuselage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
6.4 C.G Travel for Critical Cases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
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6.4.1 Full Payload and No Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
6.4.2 No Payload and No Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
6.4.3 No Payload and Full fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
6.4.4 Payload distribution for 15% c.g travel . . . . . . . . . 59
6.5 Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
7 Control Surfaces 60
7.1 Stability and Controllability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
7.2 Static Longitudinal Stability and Control . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
7.2.1 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
7.2.2 Aft Center of gravity limit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
7.2.3 Forward center of Gravity Limit . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
7.2.4 Determination of initial parameters . . . . . . . . . . . 61
7.3 Lateral Stability and Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
7.3.1 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
7.3.2 Equations for directional stability . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
7.3.3 Determination of initial parameters . . . . . . . . . . . 65
8 Features of the Designed Airplane 67
8.1 Three View Drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
8.2 Overall Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
8.3 Engine details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
8.4 Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
8.5 Wing Geometry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
8.6 Fuselage Geometry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
8.7 Nacelle Geometry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
8.8 Horizontal Tail Geometry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
8.9 Vertical Tail Geometry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
8.10 Other details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
8.11 Crew and Payload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
8.12 Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
9 Performance Estimation 72
9.1 Estimation of Drag Polar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
9.1.1 Estimation of (C
D
o
)
WB
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
9.1.2 Estimation of (C
D
o
)
V
and (C
D
o
)
H
. . . . . . . . . . . 74
9.1.3 Estimation of Misc Drag - Nacelle . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
9.1.4 C
D
o
of the airplane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
9.1.5 Induced Drag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
9.1.6 Final Drag Polar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
9.2 Engine Characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
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9.3 Level Flight Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
9.3.1 Stalling speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
9.3.2 Variation of V
min
and V
max
with Altitude . . . . . . . . 82
9.4 Steady Climb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
9.5 Range and Endurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
9.6 Turning Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
9.7 Take-off distance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
9.8 Landing distance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
9.9 Concluding remarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
10 Acknowledgements 107
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1 Data Collection
1.1 The Design Philosophy
The conceptual design forms the initial stage of the design process. In spite
of the fact that there are numerous aircrafts, each having its own special fea-
tures, one can find common features underlying most of them. For example,
the following aspects would dominate the conceptual design of a commercial
transport jet.
1.1.1 Type of Aircraft and Market
The Civil Transport Jets could be classified in the following way :
Class No.of Seats Typical GSAR(km) Propulsion
B-747 >400 >13000 High Bypass
type Turbofan
B-757 200-400 10000 High Bypass
type Turbofan
B-737 100-200 5000 Medium Bypass
type Turbofan
Regionals 30-100 2000 Turboprop
Table 1: Classification of Civil Jet Airplane
From the values of gross still air range in table, it is clear that inter-
continental flights would be restricted to the first two classes while the last
two would handle bulk of the traffic in regional routes. The different classes
cater to different sections of the market. One decides the range and pay-
load(ie passengers) after identifying the target market. In this example, we
plan to cater to the traffic in regional routes. We will design a Transport
Jet with a Gross Still Air Range(GSAR) of 4000km (=R
g
) and a single-class
seating capacity of 150. We could roughly classify our aircraft as belonging
the B-737 class. We collect data for similar aircrafts and use this data set as
the basis for making initial estimates.
Our aim is to design an aircraft that satisfies the following requirements.
• Gross Still Air Range = 4,000 km
• No. of passengers = 150
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• Flight Cruise Mach No. = 0.80
• Altitude =11,000 m
1.1.2 Budget and Time Constraints
Any design team would be required to work with a limited amount of funds
and time. These could dictate various aspects of the design process.For exam-
ple, innovations which could end up in a spiralling budget may be shelved.
Also, in case of highly competitive markets, the ability to get the aircraft
ready in the prescribed time frame is very crucial. The design team must
ensure that cost and time over-runs are minimized to the extent possible.
1.1.3 Other Constraints and Standards
Some of the major demands on the design arise from the various mandatory
and operational regulations. All commercial aircrafts must satisfy the Air-
worthiness requirements of various countries. Typically, each country has its
own Aviation Authority (e.g, DGCA in India, CAA in UK, FAA in USA).
Airworthiness requirements would cover the following aspects of the aircraft
1. Flight
This includes performance items like stall, take-off, climb, cruise, de-
scent, landing, response to rough air etc. Also included are require-
ments of stability,controllability and manoeuvrability.
2. Structural
Flight loads, ground loads, emergency landing conditions, fatigue eval-
uation etc.
3. Powerplant
Fire protection, auxillary power unit,air intake/exhaust,fuel systems,cooling.
4. Other
Materials quality regulations, bird strike.
Passenger Safety is the primary motive behind these specifications. Ad-
ditional route-specific constraints may have to be taken into account on a
case-by-case basis. e.g, cruise altitude for aircrafts flying over the Himalayas
must be well over 8 km.
In addition to safety and operational requirements, the design must satisfy
the environmental constraints. Two major environmental concerns are noise
and emissions :
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• The Engines are the primary source of noise in an aircraft. The airframe
could also add to this.Maximum noise is produced during take-off and
landing. This can reduced by opting for a shallower approach, as this
reduces the flight time spent near the airport. However the reduction in
noise may not be significant. The development of high-bypass turbofan
engines has significantly reduced noise production.
• The predominant source of emissions is the engine. The exhaust con-
tains particles, various gases including carbon dioxide(CO
2
) , water va-
por (H
2
O) , various oxides of nitrates, carbon monoxide(CO),unburnt
hydrocarbons and sulphur dioxide(SO
2
). All components except CO
2
and H
2
O are considered as pollutants Again,as was the case with noise,
emissions during landing and take-off are of particular concern due to
the communities near airports. Various aviation authorities have set
limits on these emissions. The design team must adhere to such con-
straints.
1.2 Preliminary Design
If we look at the commercial transport jets in use, one can find many common
features amongst them. Some of these are :
• Medium bypass turbofans
This choice regarding the type of engine is due to the following reasons.
In the flight regime of Mach number between 0.6 to 0.85, turbofans give
the best efficiency and moreover reduction in thrust output with speed
is not so rapid. Also, the noise generated by a medium-by pass turbo
fan engine is considerably less. We follow this trend and choose a
medium-by pass turbo fan as our powerplant.
• Wing mounted engines Though not a rule, wing mounted engines
dominate the designs of top aircraft companies like Boeing and Airbus.
Alternative designs could be adopted. But,given the experience gained
with the wing mounted engines and the large data available for such
configurations, we adopt two wing mounted engines.
• Swept back wings and a conventional rear-tail configuration is cho-
sen. Again, this choice is dictated by the fact that we have a large
amount of data(to compare with) for such configurations.
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1.2.1 Preliminary Weight Estimate
Given the number of passengers, we can estimate the payload in the following
way:
1. Include one cabin crew member for 30 passengers. In our case, this
gives 5 crew members
2. Include flight crew of pilot and co-Pilot.
Thus the total of passenger + crew is 150+5+2 = 157.
3. Allow 110 kg for each passenger (82 kg weight per passenger with carry
on baggage + 28 kg of checkin baggage)(Reference 1.11, page 214)
We thus obtain a payload W
pay
of 157 × 110 = 17270 kgf. We now esti-
mate the gross weight of the aircraft (W
g
).
From data collection, we observe the following.
Aircraft No.of passengers Still air range (km) W
TO
(kgf)
737-300B 149 4185 60636
737-400B 168 3852 64671
737-700A 149 2935 60330
Table 2: Take off weight
Based on the data collected, we choose an initial weight of 60,000 kgf.
1.2.2 Wing parameters
To estimate the wing parameters, we need to choose a value for wing loading(W/S).
This is one of the most important parameters that not only decides the wing
parameters but also plays an important role in the performance of the air-
plane.We observe similar airplanes and choose an initial estimate for (W/S)
to be 5500 N/m
2
.Once the (W/S) has been decided, the other parameters
of the wing are chosen based on similar aircraft.
Aerodynamically, it is desirable to have a large aspect ratio(A). How-
ever, structural considerations force us to settle for an optimal value. As the
structural design improves, the value of A also keeps increasing. We choose
a value of 9.3. Most modern aircrafts(see data base in Table A) have values
close to 9.The taper ratio(λ) is a geometric parameter that is roughly the
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same for all the aircrafts in the data set. We choose an average value of 0.24
for λ.The wing quarter chord sweep(Λ
c/4
) is chosen as 25

.Consequently
S = W
g
_
S
W
_
= 107.02m
2
(1)
The wing span(b) can be calculated from A and S
b =

SA = 31.55 m (2)
The root chord(c
r
) and tip chord(c
t
) can now be found using the following
equations :
c
r
=
2S
b(1 +λ)
= 5.47 m (3)
c
t
= λc
r
= 1.31 m (4)
1.2.3 Empennage
As explained earlier,we have chosen the conventional rear-tail configuration.
The geometric parameters of the horizontal and vertical tails are obtained
here.
The values of S
h
/S and S
v
/S are obtained from the data set of similar
airplanes.
We have chosen
S
h
S
= 0.31
S
v
S
= 0.21
Hence,
S
h
= 33.18 m
2
S
v
= 22.47 m
2
We choose suitable aspect ratios(A
h
, A
v
) from the data set. Our choices
are A
h
= 5 and A
v
= 1.7. Using eq.(2), we get the spans(b
h
, b
v
) as
b
h
=
_
A
h
S
h
= 12.88 m (5)
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b
v
=
_
A
v
S
v
= 6.18 m (6)
The chosen values for the taper ratios(λ
h
, λ
v
) from the data set are λ
h
=
0.26 λ
v
= 0.3. We can now compute the root chord (c
rh
, c
rv
) and tip chord
(c
th
, c
tv
) of tails as
c
rh
=
2S
h
b
h
(1 +λ
h
)
= 4.09 m (7)
c
th
= λ
h
c
rh
= 1.06 m (8)
c
rv
=
2S
v
b
v
(1 +λ
v
)
= 5.59 m (9)
c
tv
= λ
v
c
rv
= 1.68 m (10)
From the data set, we choose quarter chord sweep back angles of Λ
h
= 30

and Λ
v
= 35

. This completes the broad geometric design of the empennage.
1.2.4 Control Surfaces
A number of aircraft and their 3-view drawings as well as design data have
been studied and the following parameter values are chosen.
• S
flap
/S = 0.17
• S
slat
/S = 0.10
• b
flap
/b =0.74
• S
ele
/S
ht
= 0.22
• S
rud
/S
vt
= 0.25
• Trailing edge flaps type : Fowler flaps
• Leading edge high lift devices : slats
Hence,
• S
ele
= 7.53 m
2
• S
rud
= 5.8 m
2
• Area of T.E flaps = 18.98 m
2
• Area of L.E slats = 11.60 m
2
• b
flap
= 23.7 m
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1.2.5 Fuselage
Aerodynamic considerations would demand a slender fuselage. But, pas-
senger comfort and structural constraints would limit the slenderness. We
obtain the length l
f
and diameter d
f
by choosing l
f
/b = 1.05 and l
f
/d
f
=
8.86 from data collection.
Hence,
l
f
= 33.6 m (11)
d
f
= 3.79 m (12)
1.2.6 Engines
Observing the thrust-to-weight ratio (T/W) of similar airplanes, we arrive
at a T/W of 0.3.This implies a thrust requirement of
T = 0.3 × W
g
= 180 kN or 90 kN per engine
The CFMI FM56-3-B1 model of Turbofan comes closest to this re-
quirement.
1.2.7 Landing Gear
We choose a retractable tricycle type landing gear. It is the most commonly
found type of landing gear. It is favored for two reasons:
1. During take-off and landing the weight of the plane is taken entirely by
the rear wheels.
2. It has better lateral stability on ground than bicycle type landing gear.
We choose to have a total of 10 wheels - 2 below the nose and two pairs
each on the sides(near the wing fuselage junction). The location of the wheels
was chosen from three-view drawings of similar aircraft.
1.3 Overall height
Based on dimensions of Boeing 737 - 300, 400 and 500, the overall height is
taken as 11.13 m.
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TABLE A - Data on Existing Airplanes(150 seater category)
(Source : http://www.bh.com/companions/034074152X/)
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Figure 1: Three view drawing of Boeing 737-300
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Figure 2: Three view drawing of Boeing 737-500
Source : http://www.virtualswa.com/Boeing737-500/3view.gif
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Figure 3: Three view drawing of Boeing 737-700
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2 Revised Weight Estimation
In the previous section, an initial estimate for the aircraft parameters has
been done. The weight estimate is being revised using refined estimates
of fuel weight and empty weight. The fuel fractions for various phases are
worked out in the following steps. The fuel fractions for warm-up, take-off,
climb and landing are taken from Raymer[4], chapter 3.
2.1 Fuel fraction estimation
The fuel weight depends on the mission profile and the fuel required as re-
serve. The mission profile for a civil jet transport aircraft involves
• Take off
• Climb
• Cruise
• Loiter before landing
• Descent
• Landing
2.1.1 Warm up and Take off
The value for this stage is taken by following the standards given in Raymer[4],
chapter 3
W
1
W
0
= 0.97
W
0
is the weight at take-off and W
1
is the weight at the end of the take-off
phase.
2.1.2 Climb
The weight-ratio for this stage is chosen by following the standards given in
Raymer[4], chapter 3.
W
2
W
1
= 0.985
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2.1.3 Cruise
The weight ratio for the cruise phase of flight is calculated using the following
expression from Raymer[4], chapter 3.
W
3
W
2
= exp
_
−RC
V (L/D)
_
(13)
Gross still air range is 4000 km.Hence
Cruise Safe Range =
GSAR
1.5
=
4000
1.5
= 2667 km
(L/D)
max
is taken as 18 from figure 3.6 of Raymer[4]. This corresponds
to the average value for civil jets.
As prescribed by Raymer[4], chapter 3
(L/D)
cruise
= 0.866(L/D)
max
(14)
(L/D)
cruise
= 0.866 × 18 = 15.54
To account for allowances due to head wind during cruise and provision
for diversion to another airport we proceed as follows.
Head wind is taken as 15 m/s. The time to cover the cruise safe range of
2667 km at V
cr
of 849.6 km/hr is
Time =
2667
849.6
= 3.13 hours
Therefore, with a head wind of 15 m/s or 54 km/hr the additional dis-
tance that has to be accounted for is
Additional distance = 54 × 3.13 = 169 km
The allowance for diversion to another airport is taken as 400 km.
The total extra distance that has to be accounted for in the calculations
is 169 + 400 = 569 km.
The total distance during cruise = 2667 + 569 = 3236 km.
Substituting the appropriate values in eq.(13) we get,
W
3
W
2
= exp
_
−3236 × 0.6
849.6 × 15.59
_
= 0.863
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2.1.4 Loiter
The weight ratio for Loiter phase of flight is calculated using the following
expression from Raymer[4], chapter 3
W
4
W
3
= exp
_
−E × TSFC
(L/D)
_
(15)
During Loiter, the airplane usually operates at (L/D)
max
and hence the
appropriate value should be used in eq.(15). Also, we design for a loiter time
of 30 minutes.
Therefore we get,
W
4
W
3
= exp
_
−0.5 × 0.6
18
_
= 0.983
2.1.5 Landing
Following the standards specified by Raymer[4], chapter 3, we take this ratio
as
W
5
W
4
= 0.995
Therefore,
W
5
W
g
=
W
5
W
0
= 0.97 × 0.985 × 0.863 × 0.983 × 0.995 = 0.806
Allowing for a reserve fuel of 6% we obtain the fuel fraction(ζ) as
W
f
W
g
= ζ = 1.06
_
1 −
W
5
W
0
_
= 0.205
2.2 Empty Weight Fraction
To determine the empty weight ratio, we follow the method in Raymer[4],
chapter 3 which gives a relation between W
e
/W
g
and W
g
as follows.
W
e
W
g
= 1.02(2.202W
g
)
−0.06
(16)
where W
g
is in kgf.
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Hence,
W
g
=
W
pay
1 − W
f
/W
g
− W
e
/W
g
=
17270
1 − 0.205 − 1.202(2.202W
g
)
−0.06
(16A)
We solve this equation by iteration
W
g
(guess) W
e
/W
g
(from eq.(16)) W
g
(from eq.(16A))
60000 0.50274 59090
59090 0.50320 59184
59184 0.50315 59174
59174 0.50316 59175
59175 0.50316 59175
Table 3: Iterative procedure for W
g
Hence, the gross weight W
g
is obtained as
W
g
= 59, 175 kgf
The critical weight ratios are
W
e
W
g
= 0.503
W
f
W
g
= 0.205
W
pay
W
g
= 0.292
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3 Wing Loading and Thrust Loading
The thrust-to-weight ratio (T/W) and the wing loading(W/S) are the two
most important parameters affecting aircraft performance. Optimization of
these parameters forms a major part of the design activities conducted after
initial weight estimation. For example, if the wing loading used for the initial
layout is low, then the area would be large and there would be enough space
for the landing gear and fuel tanks. However it results in a heavier wing.
Wing loading and thrust-to-weight ratio are interconnected for a number
of critical performance items, such as take-off distance, maximum speed etc.
These are often the design drivers. A requirement for short takeoff can be
met by using a large wing (low W/S) with a relatively low T/W. On the
other hand, the same takeoff distance could be met with a high W/S along
with a higher T/W.
In this section, we use different criteria and optimize the wing loading
and thrust loading.
Wing loading affects stalling speed, climb rate,takeoff and landing dis-
tances, minimum fuel required and turn performance.
Similarly, a higher thrust loading would result in more cost which is un-
desirable. However it would also lead to enhanced climb performance.
Hence a trade-off is needed while choosing W/S and T/W. Optimization
of W/S and T/W based on various considerations is carried out in the fol-
lowing subsections.
3.1 Landing Distance Consideration
To decide the wing loading from landing distance consideration we need
to choose the landing field length. Based on data collection of similar air-
craft(Table A) the landing field length is chosen to be 1425 m.
s
Land
= 1425 m
Next,we choose the C
L
max
of the airplane. The Maximum lift coefficient
depends upon the wing geometry,airfoil shape,flap geometry and span,leading
edge slot or slat geometry,Reynolds number,surface texture and interference
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from other parts of the aircraft such as the fuselage,nacelles or pylons.
Raymer[4], chapter 5 provides a chart for C
L
max
as a function of Λ
c/4
for
different types of high lift devices(figure 5.3 of Raymer[4]). For our airplane
we decided to use Fowler flap and slat as the high lift devices. This gives us
a C
L
max
of 2.5 for a Λ
c/4
= 25
o
.
C
L
max
= 2.5
To calculate W/S based on landing considerations,we use the formula
W
S
=
1
2
ρV
2
s
C
L
max
(17)
The stalling speed V
s
is estimated in the following way,
s
Land
= 1425 m
The approach speed (V
a
) in knots is related to the landing distance(s
Land
)
in feet as,
V
a
(in knots) =
_
s
Land
0.3
= 128.34 knots = 64.17 ms
−1
From the approach speed, the stalling speed can be calculated,
V
s
=
V
a
0.3
= 49 ms
−1
(18)
Now, using this value for V
s
in eq.(17),
_
W
S
_
Land
= 3743 Nm
−2
Since W
Land
= 0.85W
t.o
the W/S at take-off is,
_
W
S
_
t.o
=
1
0.85
_
W
S
_
Land
= 4403 Nm
−2
Allowing a 10 % variation in V
s
we get a range of wing loading as
3639 < p < 5328 N/m
2
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3.2 Maximum Speed(V
max
) Consideration
Generally the M
max
is determined as follows
M
max
= M
cr
+ 0.04
Hence,for our airplane,
M
max
= 0.80 + 0.04 = 0.84
The drag polar is generally expressed as
C
D
= C
D
0
+ KC
2
L
(19)
where,
K =
1
πAe
(20)
C
D
0
for the airplane is given as
C
D
0
= C
f
e
×
S
wet
S
(21)
S
wet
/S = 6.33 from Fig 2.5 of Raymer[4].
3.2.1 Estimation of K
We estimate ‘e’ from Roskam[6], chapter 2
1
e
=
1
e
wing
+
1
e
fuse
+ 0.05 (22)
e
wing
= 0.84 for unswept wing of A = 9.3 and λ = 0.25.
Hence,e
wing
for the swept wing is
e
wing
= 0.84 cos(Λ − 5) = 0.84 cos(25 − 5) = 0.7893 (23)
1
e
fuse
= 0.1
Hence,
1
e
=
1
0.7893
+ 0.1 + 0.05 = 1.417
e = 0.707
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K =
1
π × 9.3 × 0.707
= 0.0482
To get C
D
0
we note from figure 3.6 of Raymer[4] that (L/D)
max
=18.This
has already been used in section 2.
(L/D)
max
=
1
2
_
C
D
0
K
(24)
Hence,
C
D
0
=
1
4K(L/D)
2
max
=
1
4 × 0.0482 × 18
2
= 0.0161
Further,
C
D
0
= C
fe
S
wet
S
(25)
gives,
C
fe
=
0.0161
6.33
= 0.00254
Hence, the drag polar is
C
D
0
= 0.0161 + 0.0482C
2
L
To obtain the optimum W/S based on maximum speed,we the follow
method given in Lebedinski[7], chapter IV of writing the drag polar as a
function of p (=W/S)
C
D
= F
1
+ F
2
p + F
3
p
2
(26)
where,
F
1
= C
fe
_
1 +
S
ht
S
+
S
vt
S
__
S
wet
S
_
w
= C
fe
K
t
(27)
F
2
=
(C
Do
− F
1
)
W/S
(28)
F
3
=
K
q
2
(29)
To calculate F
1
, F
2
, F
3
values for our airplane we proceed as follows.
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From our preliminary estimations ,
S
ht
S
= 0.31
S
vt
S
= 0.21
Hence,
K
t
= 1 +
S
ht
S
+
S
vt
S
= 1.52
_
C
Do
_
W
= C
fe
_
S
wet(exposed)
S
_
W
(30)
To calculate (S
wet(exposed)
/S)
W
we need to obtain dimensions of the ex-
posed wing.We proceed as follows. From preliminary estimate in section 1
• S = 107.02 m
2
• λ = 0.24
• A = 9.3
• c
r
= 5.47 m
• c
t
= 1.31 m
• Λ
c/4
= 25

Hence, for the equivalent trapezoidal wing, the chord distribution is given
by
c(y) = c
r

c
r
− c
t
b/2
y
= 5.47 − 0.264y
Taking fuselage diameter of 3.79 m, the chord at y = 1.895 m is
c
r(exposed)
= 4.97 m
b
exposedwing
= 15.78 −
3.79
2
= 13.89 m
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S
wet
= 2S
exposed
_
1 + 1.2(t/c)
avg
_
(31)
S
exposedwing
=
1
2
(4.97 + 1.31) × 13.89 × 2 = 87.23 m
2
Assuming (t/c)
avg
of 12.5%
S
wet(exposedwing)
= 2
_
1 + 1.2(0.125)
_
87.23 = 200.63 m
2
Hence,
(C
Do
)
W
= 0.0025 ×
200.63
107.02
= 0.004687
F
1
= 1.52 × 0.004687 = 0.007124
We also know that the drag polar is
C
D
= 0.0161 + 0.0482C
2
L
F
2
=
C
Do
− F
1
W/S
= 1.632 × 10
−6
m
2
/N
The above drag polar will not be valid at M greater than the M
cruise
.
Hence we need to estimate the drag polar (values of C
Do
and K) at M
max
.
The drag divergence Mach number(M
DD
) for the aircraft is fixed at M = 0.82
which is 0.02 greater than M
cruise
. This would ensure that there is no wave
drag at M
cruise
of 0.80. To estimate the increase in C
Do
from M = 0.80 to
M = 0.84, we make a reasonable assumption that the slope of the C
Do
Vs
M curve remains constant in the region between M = 0.82 and M = 0.84.
The value of this slope is 0.1 at M = 0.82. Hence, the increase in C
Do
is
estimated as 0.02 × 0.1 = 0.002.
From the data on B 787 available in website[2] we observe that the varia-
tion in K is not significant in the range M = 0.82 to M = 0.84. Hence,value
of K is retained as in subcritical flow. However better estimates are used in
performance calculations presented later.
Consequently the drag polar that is valid at M
max
is estimated as
C
D
= 0.0181 + 0.0482C
2
L
(32)
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The change in the C
Do
is largely due to change in the zero lift drag of the
wing, horizontal tail and vertical tail. This means that the change in C
Do
affects F
1
value alone.
Hence at M
max
F
1
= 0.009124
The value of F
3
depends on the dynamic pressure at V
max
.
V
max
= M
max
×
_
speed of sound at h
cruise
= 0.84 × 295.2 = 248.1m/s
q
max
=
1
2
ρV
2
max
= 0.5 × 0.364 × 248
2
= 11200.95
F
3
=
0.0482
11200.95
2
= 3.84 × 10
−10
m
4
/N
2
To obtain the optimum value of W/S, we minimize the thrust required
for V
max
. The relation between t(ie T/W) and p is
t
V
max
= q
max
_
F
1
p
+ F
2
+ F
3
p
_
(33)
On minimizing t
V
max
, we get
p
optimum
=
_
F
1
F
3
p
optimum
=
_
0.009124
3.84 × 10
−10
= 4873.31N/m
2
The t
V
max
value at p
opt
is found from eq.(33) as
t
V
max
= 0.06022
Allowing a 5 % extra thrust and using the new t
V
max
in eq. (33) gives two
values of p viz.
p
1
= 3344 Nm
−2
p
2
= 7101 Nm
−2
Thus, any p between p
1
and p
2
would be acceptable from V
max
consider-
ations with a maximum of 5% deviation from optimum.
3344 < p < 7101 N/m
2
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3.3 (R/C)
max
consideration
The value for (R/C)
max
at sea level was chosen as 700 m/min (11.67 m/s)
which is typical for passenger airplanes.The thrust required for climb at cho-
sen flight speed(V ) is related to (R/C) in the following way(section 4.2.4 of
text).
t
R/c
=
R/C
V
+
q
p
C
D
(34)
But, C
D
is
C
D
= F
1
+ F
2
p + F
3
p
2
(35)
q =
1
2
ρ
0
σV
2
(36)
∴ t
R/C
=
R/C
V
+
1
2
ρ
0
σ
V
2
p
(F
1
+ F
2
p + F
3
p
2
) (37)
The flight speed for optimum climb performance is not high and values
of F
1
and F
2
correspond to their values for M < M
cruise
. F
3
is a function of
the dynamic pressure.
Our motive is to find the minimum sea level static thrust (t
s
R/c
) for various
values of V and then choose the minimum amongst the minima. For a given
V ,
p
opt
=
_
F
1
F
3
Therefore, a table is prepared for different values of velocity(Table 4)
and the corresponding t
R/C
is obtained using eq.(37) and the corresponding
value of F
3
. This t
R/C
is converted to t
s
R/C
by using the plots provided in
Reference 1.13, chapter 9. These plots provide the climb thrust variation for
engine with bypass ratio 6.5 as a function of velocity and altitude. Using
these plots,the t
R/C
is converted to t
s
R/C
.
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V (m/s) p
opt
t
R/C
t
s
R/C
80 1507 0.1893 0.2868
100 2355 0.1637 0.2641
120 3391 0.1487 0.2507
140 4615 0.14 0.2469
150 5298 0.1373 0.2483
160 6028 0.1356 0.2510
170 6805 0.1346 0.2554
180 7629 0.1343 0.2617
190 8500 0.1345 0.2691
200 9419 0.1354 0.2780
Table 4: Variation of t
R/C
with p for (R/C)
max
We observe that the value of t
s
R/C
remains low and almost constant for
a range of V values from 120 to 170 m/s. This provides a range of values of
p as given below
p
1
= 3391 N/m
2
p
2
= 6793 N/m
2
Therefore, for
3391 < p < 6805 N/m
2
the climb performance is near the optimum.
3.4 Based on Minimum Fuel for Range (W
f
min
)
In cruise flight, the weight of the fuel used (W
f
) is related to the range(R)
and wing loading(p) as follows(section 4.2.5 of [5])
W
f
=
R
3.6
_
ρ
0
2
TSFC

σq
_
F
1
p
+ F
2
+ F
3
p
_
(38)
The values of F
1
, F
2
, F
3
corresponding to cruise conditions are as follows
F
1
= 0.007124
F
2
= 1.632 × 10
−6
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V
cruise
= M
cruise
× 295.2 = 0.8 × 295.2 = 236.3 m/s
q
cruise
= 0.5 × ρ × V
2
= 0.5 × 0.364 × 236.3
2
= 10159.59 N/m
2
F
3
=
0.0482
10159.59
= 4.67 × 10
−10
m
4
/N
2
Using eq.(38) we minimize W
f
and obtain p
optimum
as
p
optimum
=
_
F
1
F
3
(39)
p
optimum
=
_
0.007124
4.67 × 10
−10
= 3905.84 N/m
2
Using this value of p in eq.(38) along with R = 4000 km and TSFC =
0.6hr
−1
, we get W
fmin
as
W
fmin
= 0.1514
Allowing an excess fuel of 5 % i.e. W
f
min
= 0.1590 and using eq.(38) we
get two values p
1
and p
2
as
p
1
= 2676 N/m
2
p
2
= 5700 N/m
2
Thus, any p within p
1
and p
2
would be acceptable from the point of view
of minimizing W
f
.
2676 < p < 5700N/m
2
3.5 Based on Absolute Ceiling
At absolute ceiling, the flight is possible at only one speed. Observing the
trend of H
max
as h
cruise
+ 0.6 km we choose the absolute ceiling to be H
max
= 11.6 km. To find the t
H
max
, we solve the following two equations(section
4.2.3 of [5]).
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t
h
=
_
4K(F
1
+ F
2
p) (40)
t
h
= 2q
hmax
_
F
1
p
+ F
2
_
(41)
The F
1
and F
2
values corresponding to this case are
F
1
= 0.007124
F
2
= 1.632 × 10
−6
In the absence of a prescribed velocity at H
max
, the velocity corresponding
to flight at (L/D)
max
is taken to calculate q
max
. C
L
value corresponding to
flight at (L/D)
max
is given by
C
L
=
_
C
Do
K
=
_
0.016
0.048
= 0.577 (42)
q
h
max
=
(W/S)
C
L
=
5500
0.577
= 9532.06
The solution for p
opt
is obtained by solving eqs.(40) and (41).
p
opt
= 5500 Nm
−2
as it should be.
t
h
max
corresponding to p
optimum
is
t
h
max
= 0.05581
Allowing a 5 % variation in Thrust, we get
t
hmax1
= 0.05302
t
hmax2
= 0.05860
The solutions to eq.(40) with the new t
h
max
values are
p
1
= 4567 Nm
−2
p
2
= 6547 Nm
−2
Similarly, using in eq.(41), we get
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p
1
= 4942 Nm
−2
p
2
= 6201 Nm
−2
From the above four values, the final lower and upper bounds from the
ceiling considerations are
p
1
= 4942 Nm
−2
p
2
= 6201 Nm
−2
4942 < p < 6201 N/m
2
3.6 Summary of Constraints
We now tabulate the various constraints on the choice of W/S
Performance Criteria Allowable range of W/S in (Nm
−2
)
s
Land
3639 - 5328
V
max
3344 - 7101
(R/C)
max
3391 - 6805
W
f
2676 - 5700
h
max
4942 - 6201
Table 5: Choice of (W/S)
From the table, we see that the allowable range of W/S values is
4942 < p < 5328 N/m
2
3.7 Consideration of Wing Weight (W
w
)
The weight of the wing depends on its area. According to Raymer[4], chapter
15, for passenger airplanes, the weight of the wing is proportional to S
0.649
.
Thus a wing with lower area will be lighter and for lower wing area, the W/S
must be higher. Hence we examine the advantage of choosing a higher wing
loading than that indicated by minimum fuel requirement. It may be pointed
out that the weight of wing structure is about 12% of W
g
.
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The optimum W/S from range consideration is 3906 N/m
2
whereas with
a 5% increase in W
f
, the wing loading could go up to 5700 N/m
2
. If the
wing loading of 5700 N/m
2
is chosen, instead of 3906 N/m
2
, the weight of
the wing would decrease by a factor of
_
3906
5700
_
0.649
= 0.782
Taking weight of the wing as 12% of W
g
, the saving in the wing weight
will be 2.6%. However this higher wing loading will result in an increase in
the fuel by 5% of W
g
. In the present case, W
f
would be around 20% and
hence 5% of W
f
means an increase in the weight by 0.05 × 0.2 = 1%.
Thus by increasing W/S from 3906 to 5700 N/m
2
, the saving in the W
g
would be around 2.6 - 1 = 1.6%. Thus it is advantageous to have higher
W/S.
3.8 Choosing a W/S
We see from the Table 5 that a wide range of p is permissible which will still
satisfy various requirement with permissible deviations from the optimum.
To arrive at the final choice we consider the take-off requirement and choose
highest wing loading which would permit take-off within permissible distance
without excessive (T/W) requirement. From data collection, the take-off
distance, balanced field length, is assumed to be 2150 m. From figure 5.4
of Raymer(Reference 1.11) the take-off parameter {(W/S)/σC
L
t.o
(T/W)} for
this field length is 180. With (W/S) in lb/ft
2
. We take σ = 1 (take-off at sea
level),C
L
t.o
= 0.8 × C
L
max
= 0.8 × 2.5 = 2. Generally these types of aircraft
have (T/W) of 0.3.Substituting these values we get,
p
final
= 108.2 lb/ft
2
= 5195 Nm
−2
It is reassuring that this value of p lies within the permissible values
summarized in Table 5.
3.9 Thrust Requirements
After selecting the W/S for the aircraft, the thrust needed for various design
requirements is obtained. These requirements decide the choice of engine.
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3.9.1 Requirement for V
max
We use the chosen value of p in the following equation
t
V
max
= q
max
(
F
1
p
+ F
2
+ F
3
p) (43)
and get the thrust required for V
max
at cruise altitude as
_
T
W
_
M
max
= 0.0602 (44)
Referring to engine charts in Jenkinson[8], chapter 9, for a turbo fan
engine with bypass ratio of 6.5, the sea level static thrust is
T
W
=
0.0602
0.18
= 0.334 (45)
In our case, this would mean a Thrust requirement of
T
req
= 193.9 kN
3.10 Requirements for (R/C)
max
As in the case for V
max
, we use our final design choice for (W/S) in the
following equation,
t
R/c
=
R/C
V
+
1
2
ρ
0
σ
V
2
p
(F
1
+ F
2
p + F
3
p
2
) (46)
Substituting appropriate values, we get
_
T
W
_
R/C
= 0.252 (47)
In our case, this would mean a thrust requirement of
T
req
= 146.3kN
3.11 Take-Off Thrust Requirements
The take of (T/W) is taken to be 0.3(choice is motivated by similar aircraft).
This implies a thrust requirement of
T
to
= 0.3 ∗ W
g
= 174.2 kN
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3.12 Engine Choice
From the previous section, we see that the max. Thrust requirements occurs
from Take off considerations.
T
max
= 193.9 kN
As we have adopted a twin engine design, this means a per engine thrust
of
T
max
= 96.95 kN/engine
We look for an engine which supplies this thrust and has a TSFC of
0.6hr
−1
and bypass ratio of around 6.5. Some of the engines with perfor-
mance close to these numbers are taken from Jenkinson[8], chapter 9 and
website[1].
Finally, we chose CFM56-2B model of turbofan with a sea level static
thrust of 97.9 kN as this engine satisfies nearly all our requirements.
3.13 Engine Characteristics
For performance analysis, the variation of thrust and TSFC with speed and
altitude are required. Jenkinson[8], chapter 9 has given non dimensional
charts for turbo fan engines with different bypass ratios. Choosing the charts
for bypass ratio = 6.5 and sea level static thrust of 97.9kN, the engine curves
are presented below.
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4 Wing Design
4.1 Introduction
The weight and the wing loading of the airplane have been obtained in sec-
tions 2 and 3 as 59175 kgf(579915 N) and 5195 N/m
2
. These give wing area
as 111.63 m
2
. The wing design involves choosing the following parameters.
1. Airfoil selection
2. Aspect ratio
3. Sweep
4. Taper ratio
5. Twist
6. Incidence
7. Dihedral
8. Vertical location
In the following subsections, the factors affecting the choice of parameters
are mentioned and then the choices are effected.
4.2 Airfoil Selection
The airfoil shape influences C
L
max
, C
D
min
, C
L
opt
, C
mac
and stall pattern.
These in turn influence stalling speed, fuel consumption during cruise, turn-
ing performance and weight of the airplane.
For high subsonic airplanes, the drag divergence Mach number(M
DD
) is
an important consideration. It may be recalled that (M
DD
) is the Mach
number at which the increase in the drag coefficient is 0.002 above the value
at low subsonic Mach numbers. A supercritical airfoil is designed to increase
M
DD
. NASA has carried out tests on several supercritical airfoils and recom-
mends the use of NASA-SC(2) series airfoil with appropriate thickness ratio
and camber.
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4.2.1 Design Lift Coefficient
The airfoil will have a C
l
opt
at which it’s drag coefficient is minimum. For
general design the airfoil is chosen in such a way that the C
L
cruise
of the
airplane is equal to the C
l
opt
of the airfoil.
C
L
cruise
=
(W/S)
q
cruise
(48)
Using the value of (W/S) = 5195 Nm
−2
and the q corresponding to
M = 0.8 at 11 km altitude, we get
C
l
cruise
= 0.512 (49)
For choice of thickness ratio and wing sweep, we take C
l
opt
= 0.5.
4.2.2 Airfoil Thickness Ratio and Wing Sweep
Airfoil thickness ratio(t/c) has a direct influence on drag, maximum lift, stall
characteristics, structural weight and critical Mach number. A higher t/c im-
plies a lower critical Mach number but also a lower wing weight.Thus we need
to choose an optimum t/c for the airfoil.
C
l
opt
= 0.5 has been chosen and the cruise Mach number is 0.8. In order
to ensure that the drag divergence Mach number is greater than M
cruise
, we
choose M
DD
as 0.82. This is based on the consideration that there should
be no increase in drag at M
cruise
, ∆C
D
wave
is 0.002 at M
DD
and the slope of
the C
D
Vs M curve around M
DD
is 0.1 . NASA[3] gives experimental results
for several super-critical airfoils with different (t/c) and C
l
opt
. Curves for
C
l
opt
= 0.4, 0.7, 1.0 are available in the aforesaid report. We interpolate and
obtain the curve for C
l
opt
= 0.5.
The M
DD
for the wing can be estimated in the following manner.
M
DD
= (M
DD
)
a/f
+ ∆M
A
+ ∆M
Λ
(50)
where ∆M
A
and ∆M
Λ
are corrections for influences of the aspect ratio
and the sweep.
The change in M
DD
with A is almost zero for A > 8. Since we have
chosen A = 9.3, the second term in the above equation will not contribute to
M
DD
. Further from Hoerner[9], chapter 15, the change in M
DD
due to sweep
is given as
1 −
Λ
90
=
1 − M
DDΛ
1 − M
Λ=0
(51)
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The supercritical airfoil with (t/c) = 14% has M
DD
= 0.74 at C
L
opt
of
0.5. Using this in eq.(51) we obtain Λ which would give M
DDΛ
of 0.82,
1 −
Λ
90
=
1 − 0.82
1 − 0.74
∴ Λ = 27.7

The average thickness has been arrived at as 14 %. However, to reduce
structural weight, the (t/c)
root
is increased and the (t/c)
tip
is decreased, Con-
sidering the features for Airbus A310 and Boeing B 767 which have
M
cr
= 0.8 and similar values of Λ
c/4
, it is decided that the variation of (t/c)
along span be such that (t/c) of 15.2% at root, (t/c) of 11.8% at spanwise
location of the thickness break and (t/c) of 10.3% at the tip.
Thickness break location is the spanwise location upto which the trailing
edge is straight. From the data collection this location is at 34% of semispan.
4.3 Other Parameters
4.3.1 Aspect Ratio
The aspect ratio affects C
L
α
, C
D
i
and wing weight. The value of C
L
α
de-
creases as A decreases. For example, in the case of an elliptic wing,
C
L
α
=
A
A + 2
(C
l
α
)
a/f
(52)
The induced drag coefficient can be expressed as
C
D
i
=
C
2
L
πA
(1 + δ) (53)
where δ depends on A, λ and Λ. A high A increases the span of the wing
which in turn requires more space in the hangar. A higher Aspect ratio would
also result in poor riding quality in turbulent weather. All these factors need
careful optimization. However at the present stage of design we choose
A = 9.3 based on trends indicated by data collection.
Correspondingly, the wing span would be
b =

AS = 32.22m
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4.3.2 Taper Ratio
Wing taper ratio is defined as the ratio between the tip chord and the cen-
terline root chord. Taper ratio affects the
• Induced drag
• Weight
• Tip stalling
Induced drag is low for taper ratios between 0.3-0.5. Lower the taper ratio,
lower is the weight. A swept wing also has higher structural weight than
unswept wing. Since the present airplane has a swept wing, a taper ratio of
0.24 has been chosen based on the trends of current swept wing airplanes.
4.3.3 Root and Tip Chords
Root chord and tip chord of the equivalent trapezoidal wing can now be
evaluated.
c
r
=
2S
b(1 +λ)
= 5.59 m
c
t
= c
r
λ = 1.34 m
c =
2
3
(1 +λ + λ
2
)
(1 + λ)
c
r
= 3.9 m
Location of the quarter chord of the mac from wing leading edge at the
root is 4.76 m
4.3.4 Dihedral
The Dihedral is the angle of the wing with respect to the horizontal when
seen in the front view .Dihedral of the wing affects the lateral stability of the
airplane.Since there is no simple technique for arriving at the dihedral angle
that takes all the considerations into effect we need to initially choose a di-
hedral angle based on data collected(Table A). Hence we choose a reasonable
value for the dihedral as
Γ = 5
o
4.3.5 Wing Twist
We have assumed a linear twist of 3
o
.
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4.4 Cranked Wing Design
If we observe the design of current high subsonic airplanes, we see that the
trailing edge is ’straight’ for a part of the span, in the inboard region. A
larger chord in the inboard region has the following advantages
1. more space for fuel and landing gear
2. the lift distribution is changed such that more lift is produced in the
inboard section which reduce the bending moment in the root.
This type of design is called a wing with cranked trailing edge. The value
of the span upto which the trailing edge is straight has to be obtained by
optimization. However at the present stage of design, based on the current
trends, the trailing edge is made unswept till 35% of semi span. Root chord
of the cranked wing is
c
rcranked
= 7.44 m
Span of wing portion with unswept trailing edge = 0.35 × 32.22 = 11.28 m
Figure 7: Plan View of Cranked Wing
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4.5 Wing Incidence(i
w
)
The wing incidence angle is the angle between wing reference chord and
fuselage reference line. Wing incidence angle is chosen to minimize drag at
some operating conditions,usually cruise.The incidence angle is chosen such
that when the wing is at the correct angle of attack for the selected design
condition,the fuselage is at the angle of attack for minimum drag(usually at
zero angle of attack). Usually wing incidence is ultimately set using wind
tunnel data.However, for an initial estimate for our preliminary design we
proceed as follows
C
L
cruise
= C
L
α
(i
w
− α
0L
) (54)
In the present case,
C
L
cruise
= 0.512
C
L
α
is computed using the following formula in Raymer[4], chapter 12,
C
L
α
=
2πA
2 +
_
4 +
A
2
β
2
η
2
(1 +
tan
2
Λ
max
β
2
)
(
S
exp
S
ref
)(F) (55)
where,
β
2
= 1 − M
2
η = 1
F = 1.07
_
1 +
d
b
_
2
S
exp
= area of exposed wing
Substituting various values, we get
C
L
α
= 6.276 rad
−1
α
L=0
for the airfoil was calculated using camber line of the supercritical
airfoil with 14% thickness ratio. The value is −5.8

. Substituting the values
yields a value of i
w
which is negative. This can be attributed to the fact that
the airplane is flexible. Hence the value of i
w
is chosen from similar airplanes.
i
w
= 1

which is the value recommended in Raymer[4], chapter 4.
4.6 Vertical Location of Wing
The wing vertical location for the designed airplane has been chosen to be a
low wing configuration which is typical of similar airplanes.
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4.7 Areas of Flaps and Ailerons
These areas are chosen based on the initial data collection of similar aircraft.
1. Trailing edge : Fowler flaps.
2. Leading edge : full span slats.
We choose
S
flap
S
= 0.17
S
slat
S
= 0.1
S
ail
S
= 0.03
5 Fuselage and Tail Layout
5.1 Introduction
The fuselage layout is important in the design process as the length of the
airplane depends on this.The length and diameter of the fuselage are related
to the seating arrangement.
The Fuselage of a passenger airplane can be divided into four basic sec-
tions viz. nose, cockpit, payload compartment and tail fuselage. In this
section, the fuselage design is carried out by choosing the various parame-
ters.
5.2 Initial Estimate of Fuselage Length
By observing the l
f
/b of similar airplanes, we get the first estimate of l
f
for the present case. The l
f
/b value chosen is 1.05. Using b = 32.22m as
obtained from wing design, the Fuselage length is 33.83 m.
Raymer[4], chapter 6 provides a relation between gross weight and length of
fuselage as follows.
l
f
= aW
c
o
(56)
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where W
o
is in lbs and l
f
in ft. For a jet transport airplane, a = 0.67
and c = 0.43. Using W
o
= 59175 × 2.205 lbf, an l
f
of 31.83 m is obtained.
This is in good agreement of the value obtained based on data collection.
5.3 Nose and Cockpit - Front Fuselage
The front fuselage accommodates the forward looking radar in the nose sec-
tion, the flight deck with associated windscreen, and the nose undercarriage.
Anthropometric data for flight crews has provided the basis for the arrange-
ment of pilot’s seats, instruments and controls. Development of electronic
displays has transformed the traditional layout of the flight deck. The air-
craft must be capable of being flown from either pilot seat position; therefore
the wind screen and front geometry will be symmetrical about the aircraft
longitudinal center line. Modern ’glass’ cockpit displays and side stick con-
trollers have transformed the layout of the flight deck from the traditional
aircraft configuration. The front fuselage profile presents a classical design
compromise between a smooth shape for low drag and the need to have flat
sloping windows to give good visibility. The layout of the flight deck and
the specified pilot window geometry is often the starting point of the overall
fuselage layout.
For the current design, the flight deck of various similar airplanes are
considered and the following value of l
nose
/l
f
and is chosen.
l
nose
l
f
= 0.03
For the cockpit length (l
cockpit
), standards have been prescribed by Raymer
(Reference 1.11,chapter 9). l
cockpit
for the two member crew is chosen as 100
inches (2.5 m).
l
cockpit
= 2.5 m
5.4 Passenger Cabin Layout
Two major geometrical parameters that specify the passenger cabin are
Cabin Diameter and Cabin Length. These are in turn decided by more
specific details like number of seats, seat width, seating arrangement (num-
ber abreast), seat pitch, aisle width and number of aisles.
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5.4.1 Cabin Cross Section
The shape of the fuselage cross section is dictated by the structural require-
ments for pressurization. A circular shell reacts the internal pressure loads
by hoop tension. This makes the circular section efficient and therefore low-
est in structural weight. However a fully circular section may result in too
much unusable volume above or below the cabin space. This problem is
overcome by the use of several interconnecting circular sections to form the
cross-sectional layout. The parameters for the currently designed airplane
are arrived at by considering similar airplanes(Table A).
We choose a circular cross section for the fuselage.
The overall size must be kept small to reduce aircraft weight and drag,yet
the resulting shape must provide a comfortable and flexible cabin interior
which will appeal to the customer airlines. The main decision to be taken is
the number of seats abreast and the aisle arrangement.The number of seats
across will fix the number of rows in the cabin and thereby the fuselage
length.Design of the cabin cross section is further complicated by the need to
provide different classes like first class, business class, economy class etc.
5.4.2 Cabin length
Following the trend displayed by current aircraft, we choose to have two
classes viz Economy class and Business class.The total number of seats(150)
is distributed as 138 seats in the economy class and 12 seats in the business
class.
Cabin parameters are chosen based on standards for similar airplanes. The
various parameters chosen are as follows
Parameter Economy Class Business class
Seat Pitch (in inches) 32 38
Seat width (in inches) 20 22
Aisle width (in inches) 22 24
Seats abreast 6 4
Number of Aisles 1 1
Max. Height (in m) 2.2 2.2
Since the business class has a 4 abreast seating arrangement,the number
of rows required will be 3 and the economy class will have 23 rows.The cabin
length is found out by using the seat pitch for each of the classes.
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Class No.of seats No.of rows Seat Pitch (in) Cabin length(m)
Economy 138 23 32 18.4
Business 12 3 38 2.85
Hence,the total cabin length will be 18.4 + 2.85 = 21.25 m.
5.4.3 Cabin Diameter
Using the number of seats abreast,seat width,aisle width we calculate the
internal diameter of the cabin.
d
f(internal)
= 22 × 1 + 19 × 6 = 136 in = 3.4 m
According to the standards prescribed by Raymer[4], chapter 9, the struc-
tural thickness is given by
t = 0.02d
f
+ 1

= 0.02 × 136 + 1 = 3.72 in = 0.093 m
Therefore the external diameter of the fuselage is obtained as 3.4+0.093×
2 = 3.59 m.
5.5 Rear Fuselage
The rear fuselage profile is chosen to provide a smooth, low drag shape which
supports the tail surfaces. The lower side of the profile must provide ade-
quate clearance for aircraft when rotation during take off. The rear fuselage
should also house the auxillary power unit(APU).
Based on data collected for similar aircraft we choose the ratio l
tail
/l
f
as
0.25.
5.6 Total Fuselage Length
The cabin length and cockpit length have been decided to be 32.08 m and
3.3 m respectively.We have also chosen the ratios of nose and tail length with
respect to l
f
as 3% and 25%. Thus cabin and cockpit length form 72% of l
f
.
Hence the fuselage length is calculated as 23.75/0.72 = 33 m.The lengths of
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various parts of the fuselage are indicated below
Nose length = 1 m
Cockpit length = 2.5 m
Cabin length = 21.25 m
Rear length = 8.25 m
Total = 33 m
5.7 Tail surfaces
The type and area of the tail surfaces are important in determining the sta-
bility of the airplane. A conventional tail arrangement is chosen. Some of
the important parameters that decide the aerodynamic characteristics of the
tail are area ratio (S
t
/S), tail volume ratio(V
H
and V
V
), tail arm, tail span
etc. All these parameters have to be decided for both the horizontal and
vertical tail.
From data collected on similar airplanes, we choose the following values
for the tail parameters.
Parameter Horizontal Tail Vertical Tail
Area ratio (S
t
/S) 0.31 0.21
Aspect ratio 5 1.7
Taper ratio 0.26 0.31
• Area
The Areas of the horizontal and vertical tail(S
h
and S
v
) are calculated
as
S
h
= 0.31 × 111.63 = 34.61 m
2
S
v
= 0.21 × 111.63 = 23.44 m
2
• Span
The span of the horizontal and vertical tail (b
h
and b
v
) are given as
b
h
=
_
A
h
S
h
(57)
b
v
=
_
A
v
S
v
(58)
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Taking AR
H
= 5 and AR
V
= 1.7, we get
b
H
= 13.15 m
b
V
= 6.31 m
• Root and tip chords
The chord lengths of the horizontal and vertical tail are obtained as
c
rh
=
2S
h
b
h
(1 + λ
h
)
= 4.18 m
c
rv
=
2S
v
b
v
(1 +λ
v
)
= 5.67 m
c
th
= λc
rh
= 1.09 m
c
tv
= λc
rv
= 1.76 m
• Tail arm
Tail arm is the distance between the wing aerodynamics center and
the tail(horizontal or vertical) aerodynamic center.The value of the tail
arm is chosen based on data collection. ratio.
Choosing l
h
as 45% of l
f
and l
v
as 42% of l
f
yield,
l
h
= 14.85 m
l
v
= 13.86 m
V
H
=
S
h
l
h
Sc
(59)
V
V
=
S
v
l
v
Sb
(60)
Hence,
V
H
= 1.18
V
V
= 0.09
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5.8 Engine Location
The type of Engine mounting and it’s location play a major role in deciding
the overall drag coefficient of the airplane. A conventional wing mounted en-
gine is chosen as it facilitates periodic maintenance in an industry where an
unscheduled downtime could mean huge losses to the airliners. The engines
are attached to the lower side of the wing using pylons to reduce drag. The
other reason for choosing a wing mounted engine is the fuel is stored in the
wings itself, thereby reducing the length of the fuel line.
From the data collection of similar airplanes, the engine location is fixed
at 34% of the semi span.
5.9 Landing Gear Arrangement
One of the principal moving parts on the aircraft is the landing gear. This
must be light, small, provide good ride dynamics during taxiing and safe en-
ergy absorption at touch down. It must be retractable to reduce drag during
flight. So housing of the landing gear is a space constraint.A conventional tri-
cycle landing gear is chosen based on trend followed by similar aircraft. The
important parameters of this type of landing gear are wheel track, wheel base
and turning radius. The values of the parameters(shown below)were based
on data collected from similar aircraft.
Parameter Value
Wheel base (in m) 13.2
Track length (in m) 5.8
Turning radius (in m) 19.3
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6 Estimation of Component Weights and C.G
Location
Aircraft weight is a common factor which links different design activities
(aerodynamics, structures, propulsion, layout, airworthiness, environmental,
economic and operational aspects).To this end, at each stage of the design,a
check is made on the expected total mass of the completed aircraft. A sepa-
rate design organization(weights department)is employed to assess and con-
trol weight.In the preliminary design stage,estimates have to made from his-
torical statistical data of all the component parts of the aircraft from similar
airplanes. As parts are manufactured and the aircraft prototype reaches com-
pletion it is possible to check the accuracy of the estimates by weighing each
component and where necessary instigate weight reduction programmes.
6.1 Aircraft mass statement
The weight of the entire airplane can be sub-divided into empty weight and
useful load. The empty weight can be further subdivided into
• Structures group
• Propulsion group
• Equipment group
DCPR(Defense Contractor Planning Report) weight is taken as the weight
obtained after deducting weights of wheels, brakes, tires, engines, starters,
batteries, equipments, avionics etc from the empty weight.DCPR weight is
important for cost estimation, and can be viewed as the weight of the parts of
the airplane that the manufacturer makes as opposed those of items bought
and installed.
It has become normal practice in aircraft design to list the various com-
ponents of aircraft mass in a standard format.The components are grouped
in convenient subsections as shown below.
6.1.1 Structures Group
1. Wing(including control surfaces)
2. Tail(horizontal and vertical including controls)
3. Body(or fuselage)
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4. Nacelles
5. Landing gear (main and nose units)
6. Surface controls
6.1.2 Propulsion Group
1. Engine(s)(dry weight)
2. Accessory gearbox and drives
3. Induction system
4. Exhaust system
5. Oil system and cooler
6. Fuel system
7. Engine controls
8. Starting system
9. Thrust reversers
6.1.3 Fixed equipment group
1. Auxiliary power unit
2. Flight control systems(sometimes included in structural group)
3. Instruments and navigation equipment
4. Hydraulic systems
5. Electrical systems
6. Avionics systems
7. Furnishing
8. Air conditioning and anti-icing
9. Oxygen system
10. Miscellaneous(e.g.fire protection and safety systems)
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6.2 Weights of Various Components
After making the classification between various groups and listing the com-
ponents in each group,we next proceed to determine the weights of these
components.
In the preliminary design stages it is not possible to know the size of indi-
vidual aircraft components in great detail but it is possible to use prediction
methods that progressively become more accurate as the aircraft geometry
is developed.Most aircraft design textbooks contain a set of equations empir-
ically derived based on existing aircraft. For the present design, we choose
to follow equations prescribed in Appendix 8.1 of [5]. Using these equations,
the weights of various individual components are calculated.
6.3 C.G Location and C.G Travel
6.3.1 Wing Location on Fuselage
The wing longitudinal location is decided based on the consideration the C.G
of the entire airplane with full payload and fuel is around the quarter chord
of the m.a.c.We tabulate the weights and the corresponding C.G locations
of various components and then apply moment equilibrium about the nose
of the airplane in order to solve for X
l.e
(the distance of leading edge of root
chord of the wing from the nose).In tabulating the results,we assume that
the C.G locations of wing, horizontal tail and vertical tail are at 40% of the
respective m.a.c.The fuselage C.G is taken to be at 42% of it’s length.The
engine C.G location was taken to be at 40% of it’s length.The distance of
the engine C.G from the root chord was measured for various airplanes and
we chose a distance of 2 m.All other components were taken to have a net
C.G location at 42% of the fuselage length.The tabulated values are given
below.The nose wheel was placed at 14% of the fuselage length and the main
landing gear position was determined by using the wheelbase from section 5.
Remark
• Using data for equivalent trapezoidal wing in section 4, the location
of wing c.g. is at 5.34 m behind the leading edge of the root chord.
The quarter chord of m.a.c is at 4.76 m behind the leading edge of root
chord.
• Noting that the tail arm is 14.85 m and that the c.g of tail is 15 %
behind the a.c., the distance of horizontal tail c.g. from leading edge
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of root chord of wing is 20.05 m. In a similar way, c.g. of vertical tail
is at 19.56 m behind leading edge of the root chord of wing.
Component Weight(kg) C.G Location from Nose(m)
Wing 5855.41 X
le
+5.34
Fuselage 6606.60 13.86
Horizontal tail 1160.94 X
le
+20.05
Vertical tail 746.22 X
le
+19.56
Engine group 5659.19 X
le
+2
Nose Wheel 363.18 4.62
Main landing gear 1961.25 17.82
Fixed equipment total 7421.09 13.86
Fuel 12130.88 X
le
+4.76
Payload 17270 14.13
Gross Weight 59175 X
le
+4.76
By applying moment equilibrium about the nose of the airplane,we obtain
location of wing leading edge at the root to be 9.85 m from the nose of the
airplane.
The C.G of the airplane lies at 14.61 m from the nose.
6.4 C.G Travel for Critical Cases
6.4.1 Full Payload and No Fuel
For the case of full payload and no fuel,the fuel contribution to the weight
is not present.However, since we have assumed that the c.g of the fuel to
be at the quarter chord of the m.a.c of the wing(where the c.g of the entire
airplane has been positioned)there will be no c.g shift in this case.
Hence,the C.G shift is 0%.
6.4.2 No Payload and No Fuel
For this case,the fuel as well as the payload contribution are not present.Since
the c.g of payload is not at the c.g of the entire airplane,the c.g is bound to
shift by a certain amount in this case.The moment calculations were per-
formed and the new c.g location was obtained as 14.93 m.Therefore the c.g
shift is 14.93 - 14.63 = 0.3 m.
Hence the c.g shift is +7.28% of m.a.c.
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6.4.3 No Payload and Full fuel
For this case,since there is no payload, the c.g is bound to shift.On perform-
ing calculations,we obtain the new c.g location to be 14.84 m.Therefore the
c.g shift is 14.84 - 14.63 = 0.21 m.
Hence the c.g shift is +5.17% of the m.a.c.
6.4.4 Payload distribution for 15% c.g travel
According to Lebedenski[7], a total c.g shift of 15% is acceptable in general
for commercial airplanes.Hence,we go on to obtain the maximum payload
that can be concentrated in the front portion of the passenger cabin such
that a c.g shift of 7.5% is produced.
We assume the percentage of payload to be x and also assume the pay-
load c.g to be at x% of the passenger cabin length.Performing the calculations
yields the value of x to be 90%.
Similarly,we also obtain the maximum payload that can be concentrated
at the rear half of the passenger cabin resulting in a c.g shift of 15%.
On performing calculations we obtain the value of x as 70%.
Hence,the c.g locations for various critical cases and payload distribution
for c.g shift of 15% have been calculated.
6.5 Summary
• Wing location(leading edge of root of trapezoidal wing) - 9.85 m
• c.g location with Full payload and full fuel - 14.61 m
• c.g travel for No Payload and No Fuel - 7.28%
• c.g travel for No Payload and full Fuel - 5.17%
• For a c.g travel of 7.5% on either side of original c.g location,90% of
passengers can be concentrated in the front and 70% in the rear.
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7 Control Surfaces
7.1 Stability and Controllability
The ability of a vehicle to maintain its equilibrium is termed stability and
the influence which the pilot or control system can exert on the equilibrium
is termed its controllability.The basic requirement for static longitudinal sta-
bility of any airplane is a negative slope of the curve of the pitching moment
coefficient, C
mcg
, versus lift coefficient,C
L
. Dynamic stability requires that
the vehicle be not only statically stable,but also that the motions following
a disturbance from equilibrium be such as to restore the equilibrium.
Even though the vehicle might be statically stable, it is possible that the
oscillations following a disturbance might increase in magnitude with each
oscillation,thereby making it impossible to restore the equilibrium.
7.2 Static Longitudinal Stability and Control
7.2.1 Specifications
• The horizontal tail must be large enough to insure that the static longi-
tudinal stability criterion,dC
mcg
/dC
L
will be negative for all anticipated
center of gravity positions.
• An elevator should be provided so that the pilot will be able to trim
the airplane(maintain C
m
= 0) at all anticipated values of C
L
.
• The tail should be large enough and and its elevator powerful enough
to enable the pilot rotate the airplane during the take-off run to the
required angle of attack.This condition is termed as the Nose wheel
Lift-off condition.
7.2.2 Aft Center of gravity limit
For the “stick free” case and for small angles of attack,the following expres-
sion for the aft center of gravity limit in terms of the tail-size parameter,V
we have the following equation. (Section 9.2 of [5])
(x
c.g
)
aft
= x
a.c

_
dC
m
dC
L
_
Fus,Nac
+
a
t
a
w
V η
t
_
1−
d

__
1−
C
hατ
C

_
+
_
dC
m
dC
l
_
power
(61)
The value of x
c.g
from above equation is termed the “stick-free neutral
point”,since it is the c.g location at which the static stability is neutral.
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7.2.3 Forward center of Gravity Limit
The forward c.g. limit is not generally dependent on maintaining stability.
As the c.g is moved forward ,the stability contribution x
c.g
−x
a.c
of the wing
becomes more and more negative ,thereby increasing the static stability.In
order to keep the airplane in equilibrium as the c.g is moved forward,the
elevator must be capable of trimming out the resulting negative pitching
moment.The pitching moment will be the greatest when the airplane is at
C
Lmax
when the airplane is landing and ground effects decrease the down-
wash at the tail.
The equation of pitching moments may be solved for the position of the
most forward c.g by assuming the airplane trimmed(C
mcg
= 0) at C
Lmax
as
follows(Section 9.2 of [5])
(x
cg
)
forward
= x
ac

C
m
δ
C
Lmax
_
δ
emax
+
α
w

G
− i
w
+ i
t
τ
+
C
mac(flaps)
+ C
m(fus)
+ C
m(power)
C
m
δ
_
(62)
7.2.4 Determination of initial parameters
• (
dC
m
dC
L
)
Fus
_
dC
m
dC
L
_
Fus
=
K
f
W
2
f
L
f
Sca
w
(63)
The value of K
f
is obtained as 0.0119 from graph 1-9:1 of K.D.Wood[10].
a
w
=6.276 /radian = 0.1095 /degree
from the value obtained in section 4.5 on wing design.
Therefore,
_
dC
m
dC
L
_
fus
=
0.0119 × 3.59
2
× 33
111.63 × 3.9 × 0.1095
= 0.1036
The contribution of nacelle to (dC
m
/dC
L
) is neglected.
• d/dα
d

=
114.6 × a
w
πA
(64)
61
d

=
114.6 × 0.1095
π × 9.3
= 0.4297

_
dC
m
dC
L
_
power
_
dC
m
dC
L
_
power
=
Tt
p
Wc
(65)
t
p
is the distance of thrust line from c.g(the distance is measured per-
pendicular to the thrust line).For the designed airplane we make an
estimate of t
p
to be 0.19 m.At the cruise altitude, we choose a (T/W)
of 0.06.
Therefore,
_
dC
m
dC
L
_
power,cruise
=
0.06 × 0.62
13
= 0.00292
• (C
L
)
max
is taken as 2.5 from Section 3. (C
L
)
max
with no flaps is 1.4.
(∆C
L
)
flaps
= 1.1.
• a
wg
is the lift curve slope of the wing close to the ground. It is ob-
tained by calculating the value of a
w
at lower velocities. A value of
V = 1.3 × 49 = 63.7m/s corresponds to a value of M = 0.19 and hence
gives a value of
(a
w
)
landing
= 4.57/radian = 0.0796.
The a
wg
is obtained by adding the ground effect to the (a
w
)
landing
ob-
tained.Hence
(a
wg
)
landing
= 1.1(a
w
)
landing
= 5.027/radian = 0.0877/deg (66)
• α
Wg
α
Wg
=
(C
L
)
max
a
wg
k
(67)
k is the ground effect factor obtained from Fig 1-9:4 of Wood[10].
(C
L
)
max
is the value without flaps and corresponds to 1.4. k was ob-
tained as 1.1((for height of a.c above ground)/semi span of 0.1).
α
Wg
= 10.16

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• a
t
and a
tg
a
t
is obtained as 0.0828/deg by using the tail parameters in eq.(55).
a
tg
is the lift curve slope of the wing close to the ground. It is ob-
tained by calculating the value of a
t
at lower velocities. A value of
V = 1.3 × 49 = 63.7m/s corresponds to a value of M = 0.19 and hence
gives a value of
(a
t
)
landing
= 3.91/radian = 0.0682/deg.
The a
tg
is obtained by adding the ground effect to the (a
t
)
landing
ob-
tained.Hence
(a
tg
)
landing
= 1.1(a
t
)
landing
= 5.027/radian = 0.0877/deg (68)
• i
w
is taken as 1

from Section 4.
• C
mjet
at landing = 0
• C
mac(flaps)
C
mac(flaps)
= C
mac
+ ∆C
mac(f)
S
f
c
f
Sc
(69)
C
mac
for the airfoil is taken as −0.1 from airfoil database.∆C
mac
is
taken as -0.4 from Perkins and Hage[11], Figure 5.40.
C
mac(flaps)
= −0.1 − 0.4 ∗ 0.56 ∗ 1.1 = −0.3464
• C
m(Fus)
_
dC
m

_
fus
=
_
dC
m
dC
L
_
fus
C
L
alpha
(70)
Hence using the value of C
L
α
with ground effect,
(C
m
α
)
fus
= 0.1036 × 0.0877 = 0.0091
C
m
fus
= 0.0091 × (α
w
− i
w
) = 0.0091(10.16 − 1) = 0.0834
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• C

and C

The values of C

and C

are obtained from Fig 1-9:5 of Wood[10].
Since not much detail is available about the nature of elevators we
assume the standard design and obtain the following values.
C

=-0.00660
C

=-0.01140
• C

C

= −a
t
S
t
S
l
t
c
η
t
τ (71)
C
m
δ = −0.08095 × 0.95 × 0.57 × V
H
= −0.04438V
H
• δ
emax
δ
emax
is chosen as −25

which is typical of most airplanes.
• i
t
For the preliminary design we assume i
t
= 1 which is the typically
the value of passenger airplanes.
Now,that we have obtained the various parameters required for the longi-
tudinal stability criterion we go on to calculate V which affects the horizontal
tail sizing. We adopt the following consideration to determine V . C
m
α
is
approximately equal to -1.15 for transport airplane at M = 0.8(Raymer[4],
chapter 16). Assuming c.g at a.c
_
dC
m
dC
L
_
=
−1.15
6.276
= −0.183
Hence
x
cg(aft)
c

x
ac
c
= −0.183
Substituting in eq.(61), we get
−0.183 = 0.1036 − 0.2958V + 0.00292
∴ V = 0.98
We obtain the horizontal tail area to be
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S
ht
=
0.98 × 3.9 × 111.63
14.86
= 28.71m
2
Remark: Keeping in view the large number of approximations involved in
calculation of parameters during landing and take-off, the cross check for
forward c.g. location and nose wheel lift-off conditions are not carried out at
this stage.
7.3 Lateral Stability and Control
7.3.1 Specifications
• The directional stability criterion,dC
n
/dC
ψ
should be negative for any
anticipated speed greater than 1.2 times the stalling speed.
• The yawing moment control(rudder) must be powerful enough to (a)
counteract the yawing moment encountered in rolls(”adverse yaw”),
(b)in cross-wind landings or takeoffs, (c)in one engine off condition
and (d)in spin when the recovery is effected primarily by the rudder
control.
• To regain and maintain straight flight with one engine inoperative at a
minimum speed not greater than 1.3 times the stalling speed.
7.3.2 Equations for directional stability
The equations for directional stability can be derived as
dC
n

= C
nψ(wing)
+ C
nψ(Fus)
+ C
nψ(power)
+ C
nψ(Tail)
(72)
7.3.3 Determination of initial parameters
In the preliminary analysis of directional static stability, the contributions of
wing, power and interference effects are ignored.
• C
nψ(fus)
C
nψ(fus)
=
k
n
V
n
28.7Sb
(73)
The value of k
n
was obtained from Figure 1:9-2 of Wood[10] as k
n
=0.95
C
nψ(fus)
=
0.95 × 217.86
28.7 × 111.63 × 32.22
= 0.002005
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• C
nψ(tail)
C
nψ(tail)
= −a
v
S
v
S
l
v
b
(74)
a
v
= 0.0378 per degree.
C
nψ(tail)
= −0.0378 × V
V
The value of C
nψ(desirable)
is given by Perkins and Hage[11] as follows
C
nψ(desirable)
= −0.0005
_
W
b
2
_
1/2
(75)
Therefore ,for the present case we have,
C
nψ(desirable)
= −0.001709
Hence,
C
nψ(desirable)
= C
nψ(fus)
+ C
nψ(tail)
(76)
−0.001709 = 0.002005 − 0.0378 × V
V
(77)
or V
V
= 0.098
This value is almost the same as what we obtained in our initial tail
sizing.
Therefore,vertical tail area is
S
vt
=
111.63 × 32.22 × 0.098
13.86
= 25.43m
2
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8 Features of the Designed Airplane
8.1 Three View Drawing
The 3-view drawing of the airplane designed is given in figure
8.2 Overall Dimensions
Length : 34.32
Wing Span : 32.22 m
Height above ground : 11.17
Wheel base : 13.2 m
Wheel track : 5.8 m
8.3 Engine details
Similar to CFM 56 - 2B
Seal Level Static Thrust : 97.9 kN
By pass ratio : 6.5 (For which the Engine characteristics are given in [8] )
SFC : at M = 0.8, h = 10972 m(36 000 ft), SFC is taken as 0.6 hr
−1
8.4 Weights
Gross Weight : 59175 kgf
Empty Weight : 29706 kgf
Fuel Weight : 12131 kgf
Payload : 17338 kgf
Maximum Landing Weight : 50296 kgf
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8.5 Wing Geometry
Planform Shape : Cranked wing
Span : 32.22 m
Area : 111.63 m
2
Airfoil : NASA - SC(2) series, t/c = 14%, C
l
opt
= 0.5
Root Chord : 5.59 m (Equivalent Trapezoidal wing)
Tip Chord : 1.34 m (Equivalent Trapezoidal wing)
Root Chord of Cranked Wing : 7.44 m
Portion of wing with straight trailing edge : 11.28 m
Mean Aerodynamic Chord : 3.9 m
Quarter chord Sweep : 27.69
o
Dihedral : 5
o
Twist : 3
o
Incidence : 1.4
o
Taper Ratio : 0.24 (Equivalent Trapezoidal wing)
Aspect Ratio : 9.3
8.6 Fuselage Geometry
Length : 33 m
Maximum Diameter : 3.59 m
8.7 Nacelle Geometry
No. of nacelles : 2
Nacelle Diameter : 1.62 m
Cross sectional Area : 2.06 m
2
Length of Nacelle : 3.3 m (based on B737 Nacelle)
8.8 Horizontal Tail Geometry
Span : 11.98 m
Area : 28.71 m
2
Mean Aerodynamic Chord : 2.67 m
Quarter Chord Sweep : 32
o
Root Chord : 3.80 m
Tip chord : 0.99 m
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Taper Ratio : 0.26
Aspect Ratio : 5
8.9 Vertical Tail Geometry
Span : 6.58 m
Area : 25.43 m
2
Root Chord : 5.90 m
Tip chord : 1.83 m
Mean Aerodynamic Chord : 4.22 m
Quarter Chord Sweep : 37
o
Taper Ratio : 0.31
Aspect Ratio : 1.70
8.10 Other details
C
L
max
without flap : 1.4
C
L
max
with landing flaps : 2.7
Maximum Load Factor n
max
: 3.5
C
L
max
with T.O flaps : 2.16
8.11 Crew and Payload
Flight crew : 2(pilot and co-pilot)
Cabin crew : 5
Passenger seating : 138 economy and 12 business class
8.12 Performance
The detailed performance estimation is given in section 9. The highlights are
as follows.
• The performance is worked for a gross weight of 59175 kgf and wing
loading of 5195 Nm
−2
except for landing where the landing weight is
taken as 85% of take-off weight.
• Maximum Mach No. at 36000 ft with cruise thrust = 0.859, with climb
thrust = 0.874.
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• Maximum still air range at M = 0.81 and h = 36000 ft is 5602 km.
• Maximum rate of climb at sea level with climb thrust = 1087 m/min
• Service ceiling = 11.55 km, Absolute ceiling = 11.88 km
• Take-off distance over 50 ft = 860 m(2820 ft) and balanced field length
= 1830 m(6000 ft)
• Landing distance from 15 m = 1140 m(3740 ft)
Remark : The designed airplane meets the requirements set out in the
specifications. The seating arrangement takes care of the passenger comfort
and the choice of engine reflects low level of noise.
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9 Performance Estimation
The details regarding overall dimensions, engine details, weights, geometric
parameters of wing, fuselage, nacelle, horizontal tail, vertical tail, vertical tail
and other details like C
L
max
in various conditions and maximum load factor
are given in section 8.2 - 8.10. The details of flight condition for estimation
of drag polar are as follows
Altitude : 10972 m = 36000 ft
Mach number : 0.8
Kinematic Viscosity : 3.90536 ×10
−5
m
2
/s
Density : 0.3639 kg/m
3
Speed of Sound : 295.07 m/s
Flight Speed : 236.056 m/s
Weight of the Airplane : 59175 kgf
9.1 Estimation of Drag Polar
The drag polar is assumed to be of the form
C
D
= C
Do
+
C
2
L
πAe
The quantity C
D
O
is assumed to be given by
C
D
O
= (C
D
O
)
WB
+ (C
D
O
)
V
+ (C
D
O
)
H
+ (C
D
O
)
Misc
(78)
where suffices WB, V, H, Misc denote wing-body combination, vertical tail,
horizontal tail, and miscellaneous contributions respectively.
9.1.1 Estimation of (C
D
o
)
WB
Initially, the drag polar is obtained at a Mach number of 0.6 as suggested by
[6]. (C
D
o
)
WB
is then given as :
(C
D
o
)
WB
= (C
D
o
)
W
+ (C
D
o
)
B
S
B
S
ref
The suffix B denotes fuselage and S
B
is the maximum frontal area of fuselage.
(C
D
O
)
W
is given as :
(C
D
o
)
W
= C
f
w
_
1 + L
_
t
c
__ _
S
wet
S
ref
_
wing
72
Here, the Reynolds number used to determine the turbulent flat plate
skin friction coefficient is based on the mean aerodynamic chord c
e
of the
exposed wing. (S
wet
)
e
is the wetted area of the exposed wing.
Now c
r
= 5.59m, c
t
= 1.34m, b/2 = 16.11m and d
fus
= 3.59m. Hence
c
r
e
= 5.59 −
5.59 − 1.34
16.11
×
3.59
2
= 5.116m
λ
e
=
1.34
5.116
= 0.262
c
e
=
2
3
_
5.116
_
1 + 0.262 + 0.262
2
1 + 0.262
__
= 3.596m
(b/2)
e
= 16.11 − 1.795 = 14.315m
M = 0.6, a = 295.07m/s ⇒ V = 177.12m/s. Also µ = 3.90536 × 10
−5
.
Hence,
Re =
177.12 × 3.596
3.90536 × 10
−5
= 16.31 × 10
6
k = 1.015 × 10
−5
m corresponds to standard camouflage paint, average
application (from [4]). Hence
l
k
=
3.596
1.015 × 10
−5
= 3.543 × 10
5
The Re
cutoff
corresponding to the above l/k is 30 ×10
6
. The C
f
w
is then
measured from the graph in [6] as
C
f
w
= 0.00265
(t/c)
avg
= 14% and (t/c)
max
at x/c > 0.3 ⇒ L = 1.2.
S
exposedplanform
= 14.314
_
5.116 + 1.341
2
_
× 2 = 92.41m
2
S
wet
w
= 2 × 92.41(1 + 1.2 × 0.14) = 215.8m
2
Hence,
(C
D
f
)
w
= 0.00265 (1 + 1.2 × 0.14)
215.8
111.63
= 0.00598
(C
D
o
)
B
is given as:
(C
D
O
)
B
= (C
D
f
)
B
+ (C
D
p
)
B
+ C
D
b
(C
D
O
)
B
= C
f
B
_
1 +
60
(l
b
/d)
3
+ 0.0025
_
l
b
d
__ _
S
wet
S
B
_
fus
+ C
D
b
S
base
S
ref
73
l
f
= 33.0m and d
max
= 3.59m
Re
b
=
177.12 × 33
3.905 × 10
−5
= 149.6 × 10
6
k = 1.015 × 10
−5
m corresponds to standard camouflage paint, average
application. Hence
l
k
=
33
1.015 × 10
−5
= 32.51 × 10
5
The Re
cutoff
corresponding to the above l/k is 2.6×10
8
. The C
f
w
is then
measured from the graph in [6] as
C
f
w
= 0.0019
(S
wet
)
fus
= 0.75 × π × 3.59 × 33 = 279m
2
S
B
=
π
4
× 3.59
2
= 10.12m
2
Hence.
(C
D
f
)
B
= 0.0019 ×
279
10.12
= 0.0524
(C
D
p
)
B
= 0.0019
_
60
(33/3.59)
3
+ 0.0025 × (33/3.59)
_
279
10.12
= 0.00524
C
D
b
is assumed to be zero, since base area is almost zero. Hence
(C
D
O
)
B
= 0.0524 + 0.00524 + 0 = 0.0576
(∆C
D
)
canopy
is taken as 0.002. Hence (C
D
O
)
B
= 0.0596
Finally we have:
(C
D
o
)
WB
= 0.00598 + 0.0596
10.12
111.63
= 0.01138
9.1.2 Estimation of (C
D
o
)
V
and (C
D
o
)
H
The estimation of (C
D
o
)
H
and (C
D
o
)
V
can be done in a manner similar to that
for the wing. However the details regarding the exposed tail area etc. would
be needed. In the absence of the detailed data on the shape of fuselage at
rear etc., a simplified approach given in [6] is adopted, wherein C
D
f
= 0.0025
for both horizontal and vertical tails.
74
S
W
= 2(S
h
+ S
v
)
Hence,
(C
D
o
)
hv
= 0.0025(28.71 + 25.43)
1
111.63
= 0.0024 (79)
9.1.3 Estimation of Misc Drag - Nacelle
For calculating drag due to the nacelles we use the short cut method for
which we have:
(C
D
o
)
nacelle
= 0.006 ×
S
wet
S
ref
where, S
wet
is the wetted area of nacelle. Here S
wet
= 16.79m
2
. Since we
have two nacelles the total drag will be twice of this. Finally we get:
(C
D
o
)
nacelle
= 0.006 ×
16.79
111.63
× 2 = 0.0018
9.1.4 C
D
o
of the airplane
Taking 2% for the interference drag (from [6]), we get the C
D
o
of the airplane
as
C
D
o
= 1.02 [0.01138 + 0.0024 + 0.0018] = 0.0159 (80)
9.1.5 Induced Drag
The induced drag component has the Oswald’s efficiency factor e which is
estimated by adding the effect of all the aircraft components on induced drag.
The rough estimate of e can be obtained from:
1
e
=
1
e
wing
+
1
e
fuselage
+
1
e
other
From [9]
e
wing
= (e
w
)
Λ=0
cos(Λ − 5)
where Λ is the wing sweep. (e
wing
)
Λ=0
= 0.97 for AR = 9.3, λ = 0.24
from [12].
Hence e
wing
= 0.97 × cos (27.69 − 5) = 0.8948. Also
1/e
fus
(S
f
/S)
= 0.8 for a round
fuselage. Hence
1
e
fus
= 0.8 ×
10.122
111.63
= 0.0725
75
1
e
other
= 0.05
Finally we have:
e =
1
0.8948
−1
+ 0.0725 + 0.05
= 0.8064
Hence
K =
1
πAe
=
1
π × 9.3 × 0.8064
= 0.04244
9.1.6 Final Drag Polar
C
D
= 0.0159 + 0.04244 × C
2
L
(81)
Figure 9: Subsonic Drag Polar
76
Remark
• The polar given by 81 is valid at subcritical Mach numbers. The in-
crease in C
D
o
and K at higher Mach numbers is discussed in section
4.2.
• The maximum lift to drag ratio ((L/D)
max
) is given by
(L/D)
max
=
1
2
_
C
D
o
K
Using equation 81, (L/D)
max
is 19.25, which is typical of modern jet
transport airplanes.
• It may be noted that the parabolic polar is an approximation and is not
valid beyond C
L
max
. It is not accurate close to C
L
= 0 and C
L
= C
L
max
9.2 Engine Characteristics
To calculate the performance, the variations of thrust and SFC with speed
and altitude are needed. Chapter 9 of [8] contains these variations for turbo-
fan engines with various bypass ratios. The Thrust variations versus Mach
number with altitude as parameters are given in non-dimensional form for
take-off, cruise and climb ratings. The values were read from the curves and
later smoothed. The values multiplied by 97.9 kN, the sea level static thrust
rating for the chosen engine, are shown in Figures 10 and 11. Figure 10
also contains (a) the variation of thrust with Mach number at sea level with
take-off rating. (b) variations of climb thrust with Mach number at
h = 38000 and 39000 ft; these are obtained by interpolating values at 36000
and 40000 ft and are used for computation of performance at these altitudes.
The SFC variation is also given in [8], but is taken as 0.6hr
−1
under cruise
conditions based on the value recommended by [4].
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g
u
r
e
1
0
:
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a
k
e
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f
o
r
s
e
a
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T
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s
t
p
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n
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f
o
r
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a
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i
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s
a
l
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i
t
u
d
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i
g
u
r
e
1
1
:
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r
u
i
s
e
T
h
r
u
s
t
p
e
r
e
n
g
i
n
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f
o
r
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a
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9.3 Level Flight Performance
In steady Level flight, the equations of motion, in standard notation are
T − D = 0 (82)
L − W = 0 (83)
L =
1
2
ρV
2
SC
L
=⇒ W =
1
2
ρV
2
SC
L
(84)
D =
1
2
ρV
2
SC
D
= T (85)
9.3.1 Stalling speed
In level flight,
V =
¸
_
2W
ρSC
L
_
(86)
Since C
L
cannot exceed C
L
max
, there is a flight speed below which level
flight is not possible. The flight speed at C
L
= C
L
max
is called the stalling
speed and is denoted by V
s
V
s
=
¸
_
2W
ρSC
L
max
_
(87)
Since ρ decreases with altitude, V
s
increases with height. We note that
W/S = 5195N/m
2
, C
L
max
= 2.7 with landing flaps and C
L
max
= 1.4 without
flaps. The values of stalling speed at different altitudes and flap settings are
tabulated in Table 6 and shown in Figure 12.
80
h ρ V
s
(C
L
max
= 1.4) V
s
(C
L
max
= 2.7)
(m) (kg/m
3
) (m/s) (m/s)
0 1.225 77.83 56.04
2000 1.006 85.86 61.83
4000 0.819 95.18 68.54
6000 0.659 106.06 76.37
8000 0.525 118.87 85.59
10000 0.412 134.09 96.56
11000 0.363 142.80 102.83
12000 0.310 154.52 111.27
Table 6: Variation of stalling speed with altitude
Figure 12: Stalling speed Vs Altitude
81
9.3.2 Variation of V
min
and V
max
with Altitude
To determine the V
min
and V
max
at each altitude, the following procedure is
adopted.
• The engine thrust as a function of velocity at each altitude is obtained
from the smoothed data.
• The drag at each altitude is found as a function of velocity using the
drag polar and the level flight formulae given below.
C
L
=
2 ∗ (W/S)
ρV
2
(88)
C
D
= C
D
o
+ KC
2
L
(89)
Drag =
1
2
ρV
2
SC
D
(90)
T
avail
= f(M) (91)
Where C
D
o
= 0.0159 and K = 0.04244.
However, the cruise Mach number (M
cruise
) for this airplane is 0.8.
Hence C
D
o
and K are expected to become functions of Mach number
above M
cruise
. To get some guidelines about variations of C
D
o
and K,
we consider the drag polars of B-727 given in Volume 6, Chapter 5 of
[13]. These drag polars are shown in the Figure 13 as discrete points.
82
Figure 13: Drag polars at different Mach numbers for B727-100; Symbols are
data from [13] and Solid lines are the parabolic fits
These polars were approximated by the parabolic polar expression
namely C
D
= C
D
o
+K ×C
2
L
. The values of C
D
o
and K for the various
Mach numbers are given in the Table 7. The parabolic fit is also shown
in Figure 13.
M C
D
o
K
0.7 0.01631 0.04969
0.76 0.01634 0.05257
0.82 0.01668 0.06101
0.84 0.01695 0.06807
0.86 0.01733 0.08183
0.88 0.01792 0.103
Table 7: Variation of C
D
o
and K with Mach number (Parabolic fit)
The variations in C
D
o
and K with Mach number are plotted in the
Figures 14 and 15. It is seen that there is no significant increase in
83
Figure 14: Variation of C
D
o
with Mach number
C
D
o
and K upto M = 0.76. This is expected to be the cruise Mach
number for the airplane (B727-100). Following analytical expressions
have been found to closely represent the changes in C
D
o
and K from
M = 0.76 to M = 0.86.
C
D
o
= 0.01634 − 0.001 × (M − 0.76) + 0.11 × (M − 0.76)
2
(92)
K = 0.05257 + (M − 0.76)
2
+ 20.0 × (M − 0.76)
3
(93)
In the case of the present airplane, the cruise Mach number is 0.8. The
variations of C
D
o
and K above M
cruise
and upto M = 0.9, based on
B727-100 data is taken as follows.
C
D
o
= 0.0159 − 0.001 × (M − 0.8) + 0.11 × (M − 0.8)
2
(94)
K = 0.0455 + (M − 0.8)
2
+ 20.0 × (M − 0.8)
3
(95)
84
Figure 15: Variation of K with Mach number
• The thrust available and thrust required curves are plotted at each
altitude as a function of velocity. The points of intersection give the
V
min
and V
max
at each altitude. To arrive at V
min
, the stalling speed
also needs to be taken in to account. Hence in the Figures. 16 to 21,
the portion of the V
min
curve below V
s
is shown as dotted lines, as the
drag polar is not valid there. V
s
is taken for C
L
max
without flaps.
The calculations are carried out for h = 0, 10000, 15000, 25000, 30000
and 36000 ft, i.e S.L, 3048, 4572, 7620, 9144 and 10972.8 m using T
avail
as climb thrust and cruise thrust. Results are presented only for climb
thrust case.
85
h h V
s
V
min
(m/s) V
min
(m/s) V
max
(m/s) V
max
(m/s)
(in ft) (in m) T
cr
T
climb
T
cr
T
climb
S.L 0 77.833 < V
s
< V
s
258.711 269.370
10000 3048 90.579 < V
s
< V
s
272.060 280.595
15000 4572 98.131 < V
s
< V
s
275.613 283.300
25000 7620 116.292 < V
s
< V
s
272.929 279.291
30000 9144 127.278 < V
s
< V
s
267.854 271.755
36000 10972 142.594 176.054 169.071 253.671 258.154
38000 11582 149.557 217.386 200.896 243.676 248.630
38995 11884 153.159 235.471 229.865 235.483 238.649
Table 8: Variation of V
min
and V
max
Figure 16: Available and Required Thrust at S.L
86
Figure 17: Available and Required Thrust at h = 3048.0m
Figure 18: Available and Required Thrust at h = 4572.0m
87
Figure 19: Available and Required Thrust at h = 7620.0m
Figure 20: Available and Required Thrust at h = 9144.0m
88
Figure 21: Available and Required Thrust at h = 10972.8m
Figure 22: Variation of V
min
and V
max
with altitude
89
9.4 Steady Climb
In this flight, the C.G of the airplane moves along a straight line inclined to
the horizontal at an angle γ. The velocity of flight is assumed to be constant
during the climb. Since the flight is steady, acceleration is zero and the
equations of motion can be written as:
T − D − W sin γ = 0 (96)
L − W cos γ = 0 (97)
To calculate the variation of rate of climb with flight velocity at different
altitudes, we adopt the following procedure.
• Choose an altitude.
• Choose a flight speed.
Noting that C
L
= 2W cos γ/ρSV
2
, we get
C
D
= C
D
o
+ K
_
2W cos γ
ρSV
2
_
Also
V
c
= V sin γ
cos γ =
_
1 −
V
2
c
V
2
Using the above equations,
A
_
V
c
V
_
2
+ B
_
V
c
V
_
+ C = 0 (98)
A =
kW
2
1
2
ρV
2
S
; B = −W; C = T
avail

1
2
ρV
2
SC
D
o

2kW
2
ρV
2
S
(99)
Since altitude and flight velocity have been chosen, the thrust available
is read from the climb thrust curves in 10. Further the variation of C
D
o
and K with Mach number is taken as in Equations 94 and 95.
90
• Equation 98 gives 2 values of V
c
/V . We choose the value which is less
that 1.0 as sin γ cannot be greater than unity. Hence
γ = sin
−1
(V
c
/V ) (100)
V
c
= V sin γ (101)
• This procedure is repeated for various speeds between V
min
and V
max
.
The entire procedure is then repeated for various altitudes.
The variations of (R/C) and γ with velocity and with altitude as pa-
rameters are shown in Figure 23 and 25. The variations of (R/C)
max
and γ
max
with altitude are shown in Figure 24 and 26. The variations
of V
(R/C)
max
and V
γ
max
with altitude are shown in Figure 27 and 28. A
summary of results is presented in table 9.
h h (R/C)
max
V
(R/C)
max
γ
max
V
γ
max
(in ft) (in m) (in m/min) (in m/s) (in degrees) (in m/s)
0 0.0 1086.63 149.7 8.7 88.5
10000 3048.0 867.34 167.5 6.0 111.6
15000 4572.0 738.16 174.0 4.7 125.7
25000 7620.0 487.41 198.2 2.6 164.1
30000 9144.0 313.43 212.2 1.5 188.0
36000 10972.8 115.57 236.1 0.5 230.2
38000 11582.4 41.58 236.9 0.2 234.0
38995 11885.7 1.88 235.8 0.0 235.8
Table 9: Climb Performance
91
Figure 23: Rate of Climb Vs Velocity for various altitudes
Figure 24: Maximum Rate of Climb Vs Altitude
92
Figure 25: Angle of Climb Vs Velocity for various altitudes
Figure 26: Maximum angle of Climb Vs Altitude
93
Figure 27: Velocity at Maximum Rate of Climb Vs Altitude
Figure 28: Velocity at Maximum angle of Climb Vs Altitude
94
Remarks
1. The discontinuties in slope in Figures 27 and 28 at high velocities are
due to the change in drag polar as the Mach number exceeds 0.8.
2. From Figure 24, the absolute cieling (at which (R/C)
max
is zero) is
11.88 km. The service cieling at which (R/C)
max
= 50m/min is 11.55
km
95
9.5 Range and Endurance
In this section, the range of the aircraft in a constant altitude and constant
velocity cruise is studied. Range is given by the formula
R =
3.6V
TSFC
_
KC
d
o
_
tan
−1
2W
1
ρV
2
S
¸
K
C
d
o
− tan
−1
2W
2
ρV
2
S
¸
K
C
d
o
_
(102)
where W
1
is the weight of the aircraft at the start of the cruise and W
2
is the weight of the aircraft at the end of the cruise.
The cruising altitude taken is h = 10972m. TSFC is taken to be con-
stant as 0.6hr
−1
. The variation of drag polar above M = 0.8 is given by
Equation.94 and 95.
W
1
= W
o
= 59175 × 9.81N
W
f
= 0.205 × W
1
Allowing 6% fuel as trapped fuel, W
2
becomes
W
2
= W
1
− 0.94 × W
f
The values of endurance (in hours) are obtained by dividing the expres-
sion for range by 3.6V where V is in m/s. The values of Range(R) and
Endurance(E) in flight at different velocities are presented in Table 10 and
are plotted in Figures 29 and 30.
96
Figure 29: Constant Velocity Range at h = 10972 m
Figure 30: Endurance at h = 10972 m
Remarks
1. It is observed that the maximum range of 5600 km is obtained at a
velocity of 239m/s (860 kmph). Corresponding Mach number is 0.81
97
M V C
L
C
D
L/D R E
(in m/s) (in km) (in hours)
0.50 147.531 1.312 0.089 14.75 2979.0 5.61
0.55 162.285 1.085 0.066 16.48 3608.0 6.18
0.60 177.038 0.911 0.051 17.82 4189.6 6.57
0.65 191.791 0.777 0.041 18.72 4691.7 6.80
0.70 206.544 0.670 0.035 19.17 5095.6 6.85
0.75 221.297 0.583 0.030 19.23 5396.5 6.77
0.80 236.050 0.513 0.027 18.95 5599.8 6.59
0.81 239.001 0.500 0.027 18.78 5602.3 6.51
0.82 241.952 0.488 0.027 18.36 5527.0 6.35
0.83 244.902 0.476 0.027 17.65 5352.2 6.07
0.84 247.853 0.465 0.028 16.62 5070.1 5.68
0.85 250.803 0.454 0.030 15.29 4691.2 5.20
0.86 253.754 0.444 0.032 13.76 4242.3 4.64
0.87 256.705 0.433 0.036 12.13 3758.8 4.07
0.88 259.655 0.424 0.040 10.52 3275.3 3.50
Table 10: Range and Endurance in Constant Velocity flight at h = 10972m
(36000ft)
which is slightly higher than the Mach number beyond which C
D
o
and
K increase. This can be explained based on two factors namely (i)
the range increases as the flight speed increases (ii) after M
cruise
is
exceeded, C
D
o
and K increase thus reducing (L/D)
max
.
2. The range calculated above is the gross still air range. The safe range
would be about two-thirds of this. In the present case, the safe range
would be 3733km.
3. The maximum endurance of 6.85 hours occurs in a flight at V =
206m/s. (742 kmph). It can noted that the endurance is roughly
constant over a speed range of 190 m/s to 230 m/s.
98
9.6 Turning Performance
In this section, the performance of the airplane in a steady, co-ordinated,
level turn is studied. The equations of motion in this case are:
T − D = 0
W − Lcos φ = 0
Lsin φ =
W
g
where φ is the angle of bank.
These equations give:
r =
V
2
g tan φ
˙
ψ =
V
r
=
g tan φ
V
Load Factor n =
L
W
=
1
cos φ
where n = L/W ,
˙
ψ is the rate of turn and r is the radius of turn.
The following procedure is used to obtain r
min
and
˙
ψ
max
1. A flight speed and altitude are chosen and the level flight lift coefficient
C
LL
is obtained as :
C
LL
=
2(W/S)
ρV
2
2. If C
L
max
/C
LL
< n
max
, where n
max
is the maximum load factor for
which the aircraft is designed, then the turn is limited by C
L
max
and
C
LT
1
= C
L
max
. However if C
L
max
/C
LL
> n
max
, then the turn is limited
by n
max
, and C
LT
1
= n
max
C
LL
.
3. From the drag polar, C
DT
1
is obtained corresponding to C
LT
1
. Then
D
T1
=
1
2
ρV
2
SC
DT
1
If D
T1
> T
a
, where T
a
is the available thrust at that speed and alti-
tude, then the turn is limited by the engine output. In this case, the
maximum permissible value of C
D
in turning flight is found from
C
DT
=
T
a
1
2
ρV
2
S
99
From the above relation, the value of C
LT
is calculated as
C
LT
=
_
C
DT
− C
D
o
K
However if D
T1
< T
a
, then the turn is not limited by the engine output
and the value of C
LT
calculated in step (ii) is retained.
4. Once C
LT
is known, the load factor during the turn is determined as
n =
C
LT
C
LL
Once n is known, the values of φ, r and
˙
ψ can be calulated using the
equations given above.
The above steps are then repeated for various speeds and altitudes. A
typical turning flight performance estimation is presented in Table 11. In
these calculations, C
L
max
= 1.4 and n
max
= 3.5 are assumed. The variation
of turning flight performance with altitude is shown in Table. 12. Figures
31, 32, 33, 34 respectively present (a) radius of turn with velocity and with
altitude as parameter, (b) minimum radius of turn with altitude, (c) rate of
turn with velocity and with altitude as parameter and (d) maximum rate of
turn with altitude.
v n C
lt
φ (in degrees) r (in m)
˙
ψ
78.83 1.026 1.4000 12.892 2767.70 0.0285
98.83 1.612 1.4000 51.670 787.21 0.1255
118.83 2.331 1.4000 64.596 683.63 0.1738
138.83 2.813 1.2376 69.173 747.41 0.1858
158.83 2.993 1.0062 70.482 911.60 0.1742
178.83 3.089 0.8192 71.112 1115.38 0.1603
198.83 3.080 0.6607 71.053 1383.50 0.1437
218.83 2.930 0.5189 70.045 1772.43 0.1235
238.83 2.573 0.3826 67.132 2452.36 0.0974
241.83 2.494 0.3617 66.363 2609.20 0.0927
Table 11: A typical turning flight performance at Sea level
100
Figure 31: Radius of Turn Vs Velocity at various altitudes
Figure 32: Velocity at R
min
Vs Altitude
101
Figure 33:
˙
ψ Vs Speed at various altitudes
Figure 34: Velocity at
˙
ψ
max
Vs Altitude
102
h r
min
V
r
min
˙
ψ
max
V
˙
ψ
max
(in m) (in m) (in m/s) (in m/s)
0.0 666 126.8 0.1910 127.8
3048.0 945 132.6 0.1410 133.6
4572.0 1155 135.1 0.1170 136.1
7620.0 1971 138.3 0.0731 165.3
9144.0 3247 151.3 0.0513 187.3
10972.8 8582 211.0 0.0256 231.0
Table 12: Turning flight performance
Remarks
1. The maximum value of
˙
ψ is 0.191 and occurs at a speed of 127.8m/s
at sea level.
2. The minimum radius of turn is 666 m and occurs at a speed of 126.8m/s
at sea level.
3. The various graphs show a discontinuity in slope when the criterion
which limits the turn changes from n
max
to thrust available.
9.7 Take-off distance
In this section, the take off performance of the airplane is evaluated. The
take-off distance consists of take-off run, transition and climb to screen
height. Rough estimates of the distance covered in these phases can be
obtained by writing down the appropriate equations of motion. However the
estimates are approximate and [4] recommends the following formulae for
take-off distance and balance field length based on the take-off parameter.
This parameter is defined as:
Take Off Parameter =
W/S
σC
L
TO
(T/W)
(103)
where W/S is wing loading in lb/ft
2
, C
L
TO
is 0.8 × C
Lland
= 0.8 × 2.7 =
2.16 and σ is the density ratio at take-off altitude.
In the present case:
W
S
= 5195N/m
2
= 108.2lb/ft
2
; C
L
TO
= 0.8×2.7 = 2.16; σ = 1.0(sea level)
103
and
T
W
=
2 × 97.9kN
59175 × 9.81
= 0.3373
Hence
Take Off Parameter =
108.2
1.0 × 2.16 × 0.3373
= 148.86 (104)
From [4], the take off distance, over 50’, is 2823

or 861m. The balance
field length for the present case of two engined airplane is 6000

or 1829m.
Remark
It may be noted that the balance field length is more than twice the take off
distance itself.
9.8 Landing distance
In this section the landing distance of the airplane is calculated. From [4]
the landing distance for commericial airliners is given by the formula
S
land
= 80
_
W
S
_
1
σC
L
max
+ 1000ft (105)
where W/S is in lbs/ft
2
. In the present case:
• (W/S)
land
= 0.85 × (W/S)
takeoff
= 0.85 × 108.5 = 92.225lb/ft
2
• C
L
max
= 2.7
• σ = 1.0
Hence
S
land
= 80 × 92.225
1
1.0 ∗ 2.7
+ 1000 = 3732ft = 1138m (106)
104
9.9 Concluding remarks
1. Performance of a typical commercial airliner has been estimated for
stalling speed, maximum speed, minimum speed, steady climb, range,
endurance, turning, take-off and landing.
2. The performance approximately corresponds to that of B737-200.
3. Figure 35 presents the variation with altitude of the characteristic ve-
locities corresponding to
• stalling speed, V
s
• maximum speed, V
max
• minimum speed as dictated by thrust, V
min
thrust
• maximum rate of climb, V
(R/C)
max
• maximum angle of climb, V
γ
max
• maximum rate of turn, V
˙
ψ
max
• minimum radius of turn, V
r
min
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10 Acknowledgements
The first author(EGT) thanks AICTE for the fellowship which enabled him
to carry out the work at IIT Madras.
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An Example of Airplane Preliminary Design Procedure - Jet Transport
E.G.Tulapurkara∗ A.Venkattraman† V.Ganesh‡

Abstract In this report, we present an application of the preliminary design procedure followed in aircraft design course. A 150 seater jet airplane cruising at M = 0.8, at 11 km altitude and having a gross still air range(GSAR) of 4000 km is considered. The presentation is divided into eight sections • Data collection • Preliminary Weight estimation • Optimization of wing loading and thrust loading • Wing design • Fuselage design, preliminary design of tail surface and preliminary layout • c.g. calculation • Control surface design • Features of designed airplane • Details of performance estimation

AICTE Emeritus Fellow, Department of Aerospace Engineering, IIT Madras B.Tech Student, Department of Aerospace Engineering, IIT Madras ‡ Dual Degree Student, Department of Aerospace Engineering, IIT Madras

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1 Data Collection 1.1 The Design Philosophy . . . . . . . . . . 1.1.1 Type of Aircraft and Market . . . 1.1.2 Budget and Time Constraints . . 1.1.3 Other Constraints and Standards 1.2 Preliminary Design . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.2.1 Preliminary Weight Estimate . . 1.2.2 Wing parameters . . . . . . . . . 1.2.3 Empennage . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.2.4 Control Surfaces . . . . . . . . . 1.2.5 Fuselage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.2.6 Engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.2.7 Landing Gear . . . . . . . . . . . 1.3 Overall height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Revised Weight Estimation 2.1 Fuel fraction estimation . . . 2.1.1 Warm up and Take off 2.1.2 Climb . . . . . . . . . 2.1.3 Cruise . . . . . . . . . 2.1.4 Loiter . . . . . . . . . 2.1.5 Landing . . . . . . . . 2.2 Empty Weight Fraction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 6 6 7 7 8 9 9 10 11 12 12 12 12 21 21 21 21 22 23 23 23 25 25 27 27 32 33 34 36 36 37 37 38 38 38 39

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. . . . . . 4. . .2 Airfoil Thickness Ratio 4. . . . . . . . . . . Location .1 Introduction .1.7 Tail surfaces . . . . . . . . . . .4 Dihedral . 4. 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Aspect Ratio .3. . .3 C. . . . .3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6. . . . . . . . . . . .1 Structures Group . . .3 Root and Tip Chords .3. . . . 5. . . . . . . . . . . . 4. . . .G .2 Airfoil Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Aircraft mass statement . . . . . 42 42 42 43 43 44 44 45 45 45 45 46 47 47 48 48 48 48 49 49 50 50 51 51 51 52 54 54 55 55 55 56 56 57 57 57 58 . .5 Wing Incidence(iw ) . . .G Travel . . .2 Weights of Various Components . . . . 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Propulsion Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Cabin length . . . .3 Other Parameters . . 5. . . . 5. . . . . . . . .1. . . . .7 Areas of Flaps and Ailerons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5. . 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Taper Ratio . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Cranked Wing Design . . . . . . .13 Engine Characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6. . . .2. . . . . . . . . 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . .1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 C. . . . .3 Fixed equipment group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Total Fuselage Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Cabin Cross Section . . 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3. . 5.4. . . . . 5. . . . . . 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6. . . . . . . . 4. . . . . . .1 Wing Location on Fuselage . . . . . 39 4 Wing Design 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .G Location and C. .5 Rear Fuselage . . . . . . . . . .3. . . . . . . . . 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4. . 4. . . .1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4. .3 Nose and Cockpit .4 Passenger Cabin Layout . 5. .Front Fuselage 5. .3. . . . . .6 Vertical Location of Wing . . . . . . .2. . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Fuselage and Tail Layout 5. . . . . 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .G Travel for Critical Cases .1 Design Lift Coefficient 4. 3 C. . . . .3 Cabin Diameter . . . . . . . . . . 4. and Wing Sweep . 4. . . . . . . .8 Engine Location . .5 Wing Twist . . . . . . .2 Initial Estimate of Fuselage Length 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3. . . . . . 6 Estimation of Component Weights and 6. . . 4. . . . .9 Landing Gear Arrangement . . . . . . .

. . . . .2 Engine Characteristics . .5 6. . . . .2 Equations for directional stability . . . . .2. . . . .1. . . . . 7. . . . . . . . .1 Full Payload and No Fuel . . .Nacelle 9.6 Final Drag Polar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3. . . . . . . .1 Stability and Controllability . . . . . . .4. . 6. 7. . .2 Aft Center of gravity limit . 9. . . . .2. 7.3. . . . . . . . .2 No Payload and No Fuel . . . . . .1 Specifications . 8. . . . . . . . . . . .3 Lateral Stability and Control . . . . .2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8. . . . . . . .1 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Horizontal Tail Geometry . . . 8. . .3 Forward center of Gravity Limit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9. 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Vertical Tail Geometry . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Weights . . . . . . 9 Performance Estimation 9. .3. . .4 CDo of the airplane . . . . . . . . . .1. .4 Payload distribution for 15% Summary . . . . . . 8. . . . . . . . . . . . 8. . . . 7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1. . . 7. . . . . . . . . . .6 Fuselage Geometry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4. . . . c. . . . . .1 Estimation of (CDo )W B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8. . 8. . . . .2 Estimation of (CDo )V and (CDo )H 9. . . . .1. . . . . . . . . . .1. . . . . . .10 Other details . .11 Crew and Payload . . .2 Static Longitudinal Stability and Control . . . . . .2 Overall Dimensions . . . . 9. . . 7.6. . . . . . . . . . .5 Induced Drag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Three View Drawing .2. . . . . . . 4 . . . . . . . 7. . . .3 No Payload and Full fuel . . . . . . . . . . . 9. . . . . . . . . 8. . .1. .3 Engine details .4 Determination of initial parameters 7.3 Estimation of Misc Drag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Nacelle Geometry . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Wing Geometry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . travel . . . 8. . . . . . . . . . . . . .g . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7. . . . . . . . . 9. . . . . .1 Estimation of Drag Polar . . . . . . . . . 58 58 59 59 59 60 60 60 60 60 61 61 65 65 65 65 67 67 67 67 67 69 69 69 69 70 70 70 70 72 72 72 74 75 75 75 76 77 7 Control Surfaces 7. .12 Performance . .3 Determination of initial parameters 8 Features of the Designed Airplane 8. 6. . . . . .

. . . . . .9. . . . . .9 Level Flight Performance . . . . . . . . . .7 9. .1 Stalling speed . . Vmax . . . . . . . . . Take-off distance . . . . . . 80 80 82 90 96 99 103 104 105 107 10 Acknowledgements 5 . . . . . . Concluding remarks . . . . . . 9. . . . . . .3. Altitude . . . . .3. . Turning Performance . . . . . . . . . . .2 Variation of Vmin and Steady Climb . . . . . . . . . .6 9. . .3 9. Range and Endurance . . 9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 9. with . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 9. . . . . Landing distance . . . .5 9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

The different classes cater to different sections of the market. of passengers = 150 6 . We will design a Transport Jet with a Gross Still Air Range(GSAR) of 4000km (=Rg ) and a single-class seating capacity of 150. We could roughly classify our aircraft as belonging the B-737 class. For example.1. the following aspects would dominate the conceptual design of a commercial transport jet. In this example. each having its own special features. One decides the range and payload(ie passengers) after identifying the target market. it is clear that intercontinental flights would be restricted to the first two classes while the last two would handle bulk of the traffic in regional routes.1 Type of Aircraft and Market The Civil Transport Jets could be classified in the following way : Class No. one can find common features underlying most of them. • Gross Still Air Range = 4. we plan to cater to the traffic in regional routes.1 1. 1. Our aim is to design an aircraft that satisfies the following requirements. In spite of the fact that there are numerous aircrafts.000 km • No. We collect data for similar aircrafts and use this data set as the basis for making initial estimates.of Seats Typical GSAR(km) Propulsion B-747 >400 >13000 High Bypass type Turbofan B-757 200-400 10000 High Bypass type Turbofan B-737 100-200 5000 Medium Bypass type Turbofan Regionals 30-100 2000 Turboprop Table 1: Classification of Civil Jet Airplane From the values of gross still air range in table.1 Data Collection The Design Philosophy The conceptual design forms the initial stage of the design process.

CAA in UK. the ability to get the aircraft ready in the prescribed time frame is very crucial.fuel systems. each country has its own Aviation Authority (e. Additional route-specific constraints may have to be taken into account on a case-by-case basis.1. cruise.controllability and manoeuvrability.• Flight Cruise Mach No.2 Budget and Time Constraints Any design team would be required to work with a limited amount of funds and time.g. emergency landing conditions. ground loads. Passenger Safety is the primary motive behind these specifications. take-off. landing. DGCA in India. The design team must ensure that cost and time over-runs are minimized to the extent possible. = 0.1. All commercial aircrafts must satisfy the Airworthiness requirements of various countries.cooling. climb. the design must satisfy the environmental constraints. Airworthiness requirements would cover the following aspects of the aircraft 1. innovations which could end up in a spiralling budget may be shelved.3 Other Constraints and Standards Some of the major demands on the design arise from the various mandatory and operational regulations. auxillary power unit. in case of highly competitive markets.80 • Altitude =11. Structural Flight loads. Powerplant Fire protection. Two major environmental concerns are noise and emissions : 7 . response to rough air etc. cruise altitude for aircrafts flying over the Himalayas must be well over 8 km. 2. 1. Typically. Also included are requirements of stability. 4. e.air intake/exhaust. bird strike.000 m 1. 3.For example. fatigue evaluation etc. Other Materials quality regulations. In addition to safety and operational requirements. descent. FAA in USA).g. Also. Flight This includes performance items like stall. These could dictate various aspects of the design process.

8 . All components except CO2 and H2 O are considered as pollutants Again. various gases including carbon dioxide(CO2 ) .6 to 0. carbon monoxide(CO). emissions during landing and take-off are of particular concern due to the communities near airports. turbofans give the best efficiency and moreover reduction in thrust output with speed is not so rapid.unburnt hydrocarbons and sulphur dioxide(SO2 ). Also. • The predominant source of emissions is the engine.Maximum noise is produced during take-off and landing. Various aviation authorities have set limits on these emissions. The design team must adhere to such constraints. This can reduced by opting for a shallower approach.as was the case with noise. as this reduces the flight time spent near the airport. various oxides of nitrates. We follow this trend and choose a medium-by pass turbo fan as our powerplant. However the reduction in noise may not be significant. we adopt two wing mounted engines. The airframe could also add to this. this choice is dictated by the fact that we have a large amount of data(to compare with) for such configurations. one can find many common features amongst them. • Wing mounted engines Though not a rule. The exhaust contains particles. In the flight regime of Mach number between 0.given the experience gained with the wing mounted engines and the large data available for such configurations. Some of these are : • Medium bypass turbofans This choice regarding the type of engine is due to the following reasons. But. 1.85. water vapor (H2 O) .2 Preliminary Design If we look at the commercial transport jets in use. wing mounted engines dominate the designs of top aircraft companies like Boeing and Airbus. Again. the noise generated by a medium-by pass turbo fan engine is considerably less. • Swept back wings and a conventional rear-tail configuration is chosen.• The Engines are the primary source of noise in an aircraft. The development of high-bypass turbofan engines has significantly reduced noise production. Alternative designs could be adopted.

Allow 110 kg for each passenger (82 kg weight per passenger with carry on baggage + 28 kg of checkin baggage)(Reference 1.The taper ratio(λ) is a geometric parameter that is roughly the 9 . 1.2. 3. Include one cabin crew member for 30 passengers. We choose a value of 9.11. we choose an initial weight of 60. As the structural design improves. Aircraft No.1 Preliminary Weight Estimate Given the number of passengers.We observe similar airplanes and choose an initial estimate for (W/S) to be 5500 N/m2 . we can estimate the payload in the following way: 1. From data collection. Most modern aircrafts(see data base in Table A) have values close to 9.3. In our case. the other parameters of the wing are chosen based on similar aircraft.of passengers Still air range (km) WT O (kgf ) 737-300B 149 4185 60636 737-400B 168 3852 64671 737-700A 149 2935 60330 Table 2: Take off weight Based on the data collected. we need to choose a value for wing loading(W/S). Thus the total of passenger + crew is 150+5+2 = 157. the value of A also keeps increasing. This is one of the most important parameters that not only decides the wing parameters but also plays an important role in the performance of the airplane.2. page 214) We thus obtain a payload Wpay of 157 × 110 = 17270 kgf .Once the (W/S) has been decided.000 kgf . we observe the following.2 Wing parameters To estimate the wing parameters. it is desirable to have a large aspect ratio(A). Aerodynamically.1. Include flight crew of pilot and co-Pilot. However. this gives 5 crew members 2. We now estimate the gross weight of the aircraft (Wg ). structural considerations force us to settle for an optimal value.

(2). Our choices are Ah = 5 and Av = 1. We choose an average value of 0.88 m 10 (5) .7.24 for λ.47 m2 We choose suitable aspect ratios(Ah .3 Empennage As explained earlier.31 S Sv = 0. we get the spans(bh . The values of Sh /S and Sv /S are obtained from the data set of similar airplanes. The geometric parameters of the horizontal and vertical tails are obtained here. We have chosen Sh = 0.The wing quarter chord sweep(Λc/4 ) is chosen as 25◦ .02m2 (1) The wing span(b) can be calculated from A and S √ b= SA = 31.21 S Hence.31 m 1. Using eq.2.18 m2 Sv = 22. Sh = 33.Consequently S W S = Wg = 107.same for all the aircrafts in the data set.55 m (2) The root chord(cr ) and tip chord(ct ) can now be found using the following equations : cr = 2S = 5. Av ) from the data set.we have chosen the conventional rear-tail configuration. bv ) as bh = Ah Sh = 12.47 m b(1 + λ) (3) (4) ct = λcr = 1.

26 λv = 0.2.bv = Av Sv = 6.4 Control Surfaces A number of aircraft and their 3-view drawings as well as design data have been studied and the following parameter values are chosen. We can now compute the root chord (crh .60 m2 • bf lap = 23.59 m bv (1 + λv ) ctv = λv crv = 1.53 m2 • Srud = 5. • Sele = 7.7 m 11 . we choose quarter chord sweep back angles of Λh = 30◦ and Λv = 35◦ . crv ) and tip chord (cth .10 • bf lap /b =0.74 • Sele /Sht = 0.3. λv ) from the data set are λh = 0.8 m2 • Area of T.06 m crv = 2Sv = 5.E flaps = 18.25 • Trailing edge flaps type : Fowler flaps • Leading edge high lift devices : slats Hence. This completes the broad geometric design of the empennage.18 m (6) The chosen values for the taper ratios(λh .22 • Srud /Svt = 0. • Sf lap /S = 0.68 m From the data set. ctv ) of tails as crh = 2Sh = 4.09 m bh (1 + λh ) (7) (8) (9) (10) cth = λh crh = 1.98 m2 • Area of L.17 • Sslat /S = 0. 1.E slats = 11.

we arrive at a T/W of 0. passenger comfort and structural constraints would limit the slenderness. The location of the wheels was chosen from three-view drawings of similar aircraft.2.3 Overall height Based on dimensions of Boeing 737 .2. It has better lateral stability on ground than bicycle type landing gear.300. It is the most commonly found type of landing gear.6 m df = 3.05 and lf /df = 8. During take-off and landing the weight of the plane is taken entirely by the rear wheels. But. lf = 33.5 Fuselage Aerodynamic considerations would demand a slender fuselage. We choose to have a total of 10 wheels . 1. 1.3.7 Landing Gear We choose a retractable tricycle type landing gear.1.86 from data collection. It is favored for two reasons: 1. We obtain the length lf and diameter df by choosing lf /b = 1. 12 . Hence.This implies a thrust requirement of T = 0.6 Engines (11) (12) Observing the thrust-to-weight ratio (T/W) of similar airplanes.13 m. the overall height is taken as 11.3 × Wg = 180 kN or 90 kN per engine The CFMI FM56-3-B1 model of Turbofan comes closest to this requirement.79 m 1. 400 and 500.2. 2.2 below the nose and two pairs each on the sides(near the wing fuselage junction).

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chapter 3.2 Climb The weight-ratio for this stage is chosen by following the standards given in Raymer[4].1 Warm up and Take off The value for this stage is taken by following the standards given in Raymer[4]. 2.1. chapter 3 W1 = 0. take-off. The fuel fractions for warm-up.1 Fuel fraction estimation The fuel weight depends on the mission profile and the fuel required as reserve. 2. an initial estimate for the aircraft parameters has been done.985 W1 21 .97 W0 W0 is the weight at take-off and W1 is the weight at the end of the take-off phase.1. chapter 3. W2 = 0.2 Revised Weight Estimation In the previous section. The fuel fractions for various phases are worked out in the following steps. climb and landing are taken from Raymer[4]. The weight estimate is being revised using refined estimates of fuel weight and empty weight. The mission profile for a civil jet transport aircraft involves • Take off • Climb • Cruise • Loiter before landing • Descent • Landing 2.

W3 −3236 × 0. The total distance during cruise = 2667 + 569 = 3236 km. The time to cover the cruise safe range of 2667 km at Vcr of 849. Head wind is taken as 15 m/s. Substituting the appropriate values in eq. This corresponds to the average value for civil jets.2. chapter 3. W3 −RC = exp W2 V (L/D) Gross still air range is 4000 km.6 km/hr is 2667 = 3.5 (L/D)max is taken as 18 from figure 3. As prescribed by Raymer[4].863 W2 849.59 (14) (13) 22 .6 × 15.3 Cruise The weight ratio for the cruise phase of flight is calculated using the following expression from Raymer[4]. chapter 3 Cruise Saf e Range = (L/D)cruise = 0.6 Therefore.866 × 18 = 15.13 = 169 km The allowance for diversion to another airport is taken as 400 km.5 1.6 = exp = 0.1. with a head wind of 15 m/s or 54 km/hr the additional distance that has to be accounted for is T ime = Additional distance = 54 × 3.54 To account for allowances due to head wind during cruise and provision for diversion to another airport we proceed as follows.866(L/D)max (L/D)cruise = 0.(13) we get.Hence GSAR 4000 = = 2667 km 1. The total extra distance that has to be accounted for in the calculations is 169 + 400 = 569 km.6 of Raymer[4].13 hours 849.

2.1.983 W3 18 2.995 W4 Therefore.985 × 0.5 × 0. chapter 3 which gives a relation between We /Wg and Wg as follows.806 Wg W0 Allowing for a reserve fuel of 6% we obtain the fuel fraction(ζ) as Wf W5 = ζ = 1.995 = 0. the airplane usually operates at (L/D)max and hence the appropriate value should be used in eq. Also.2 Empty Weight Fraction To determine the empty weight ratio.06 1 − Wg W0 = 0.863 × 0. W5 W5 = = 0. chapter 3 W4 −E × T SF C = exp W3 (L/D) (15) During Loiter. we follow the method in Raymer[4].97 × 0.6 W4 = exp = 0. we design for a loiter time of 30 minutes.983 × 0.5 Landing Following the standards specified by Raymer[4].205 2.(15). chapter 3. We = 1.1. −0.06 Wg where Wg is in kgf . (16) 23 .02(2.4 Loiter The weight ratio for Loiter phase of flight is calculated using the following expression from Raymer[4]. we take this ratio as W5 = 0. Therefore we get.202Wg )−0.

(16A)) 60000 0.205 − 1.50316 59175 59175 0.202Wg )−0.503 Wg Wf = 0. 17270 Wpay = 1 − Wf /Wg − We /Wg 1 − 0. the gross weight Wg is obtained as Wg = 59. 175 kgf The critical weight ratios are We = 0.50320 59184 59184 0.50316 59175 Table 3: Iterative procedure for Wg Hence.06 Wg = (16A) We solve this equation by iteration Wg (guess) We /Wg (f rom eq.50274 59090 59090 0.202(2.292 Wg 24 .50315 59174 59174 0.(16)) Wg (f rom eq.205 Wg Wpay = 0.Hence.

takeoff and landing distances. Similarly. we use different criteria and optimize the wing loading and thrust loading. On the other hand.leading edge slot or slat geometry. Optimization of these parameters forms a major part of the design activities conducted after initial weight estimation. the same takeoff distance could be met with a high W/S along with a higher T /W .1 Landing Distance Consideration To decide the wing loading from landing distance consideration we need to choose the landing field length. maximum speed etc.airfoil shape. These are often the design drivers.Reynolds number. a higher thrust loading would result in more cost which is undesirable. Wing loading affects stalling speed. Wing loading and thrust-to-weight ratio are interconnected for a number of critical performance items. However it results in a heavier wing. The Maximum lift coefficient depends upon the wing geometry. Optimization of W/S and T /W based on various considerations is carried out in the following subsections. Based on data collection of similar aircraft(Table A) the landing field length is chosen to be 1425 m. In this section.we choose the CLmax of the airplane. 3. However it would also lead to enhanced climb performance. climb rate. For example. minimum fuel required and turn performance.3 Wing Loading and Thrust Loading The thrust-to-weight ratio (T /W ) and the wing loading(W/S) are the two most important parameters affecting aircraft performance. Hence a trade-off is needed while choosing W/S and T /W . if the wing loading used for the initial layout is low.surface texture and interference 25 . such as take-off distance. then the area would be large and there would be enough space for the landing gear and fuel tanks. A requirement for short takeoff can be met by using a large wing (low W/S) with a relatively low T /W . sLand = 1425 m Next.flap geometry and span.

from other parts of the aircraft such as the fuselage,nacelles or pylons. Raymer[4], chapter 5 provides a chart for CLmax as a function of Λc/4 for different types of high lift devices(figure 5.3 of Raymer[4]). For our airplane we decided to use Fowler flap and slat as the high lift devices. This gives us a CLmax of 2.5 for a Λc/4 = 25o . CLmax = 2.5 To calculate W/S based on landing considerations,we use the formula 1 W = ρVs2 CLmax S 2 The stalling speed Vs is estimated in the following way, sLand = 1425 m The approach speed (Va ) in knots is related to the landing distance(sLand ) in feet as, Va (in knots) = sLand = 128.34 knots = 64.17 ms−1 0.3 (17)

From the approach speed, the stalling speed can be calculated, Vs = Va = 49 ms−1 0.3 (18)

Now, using this value for Vs in eq.(17), W S = 3743 N m−2
Land

Since WLand = 0.85Wt.o the W/S at take-off is, W S =
t.o

1 W 0.85 S

= 4403 N m−2
Land

Allowing a 10 % variation in Vs we get a range of wing loading as 3639 < p < 5328 N/m2

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3.2

Maximum Speed(Vmax ) Consideration
Mmax = Mcr + 0.04

Generally the Mmax is determined as follows

Hence,for our airplane, Mmax = 0.80 + 0.04 = 0.84 The drag polar is generally expressed as
2 CD = CD0 + KCL

(19)

where, K= CD0 for the airplane is given as CD0 = Cfe × Swet S (21) 1 πAe (20)

Swet /S = 6.33 from Fig 2.5 of Raymer[4]. 3.2.1 Estimation of K

We estimate ‘e’ from Roskam[6], chapter 2 1 1 1 = + + 0.05 e ewing ef use ewing = 0.84 for unswept wing of A = 9.3 and λ = 0.25. Hence,ewing for the swept wing is ewing = 0.84 cos(Λ − 5) = 0.84 cos(25 − 5) = 0.7893 1 ef use Hence, 1 1 = + 0.1 + 0.05 = 1.417 e 0.7893 e = 0.707 27 = 0.1 (23) (22)

1 = 0.0482 π × 9.3 × 0.707 To get CD0 we note from figure 3.6 of Raymer[4] that (L/D)max =18.This has already been used in section 2. K= (L/D)max = Hence, CD0 = Further, CD0 = Cf e gives, Cf e = Hence, the drag polar is
2 CD0 = 0.0161 + 0.0482CL

1 2 CD0 K

(24)

1 1 = = 0.0161 2 4K(L/D)max 4 × 0.0482 × 182 Swet S

(25)

0.0161 = 0.00254 6.33

To obtain the optimum W/S based on maximum speed,we the follow method given in Lebedinski[7], chapter IV of writing the drag polar as a function of p (=W/S) CD = F1 + F2 p + F3 p where, F1 = Cf e 1 + Sht Svt + S S Swet S = Cf e Kt
w 2

(26)

(27) (28) (29)

F2 =

(CDo − F1 ) W/S K q2

F3 =

To calculate F1 , F2 , F3 values for our airplane we proceed as follows.

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Kt = 1 + CDo W Sht Svt + = 1. Sht = 0. From preliminary estimate in section 1 • S = 107.895 m is cr(exposed) = 4.31 S Svt = 0.79 = 13. the chord distribution is given by cr − ct y b/2 = 5.47 m • ct = 1.24 • A = 9.97 m bexposedwing = 15.21 S Hence.52 S S Swet(exposed) S (30) W = Cf e To calculate (Swet(exposed) /S)W we need to obtain dimensions of the exposed wing.78 − 3.3 • cr = 5.264y c(y) = cr − Taking fuselage diameter of 3.31 m • Λc/4 = 25◦ Hence.79 m.02 m2 • λ = 0. the chord at y = 1.47 − 0.From our preliminary estimations .We proceed as follows.89 m 2 29 . for the equivalent trapezoidal wing.

125) 87.82 to M = 0.0181 + 0.80 to M = 0.02 greater than Mcruise .80.31) × 13.82.0161 + 0.0482CL F2 = CDo − F1 = 1.007124 We also know that the drag polar is 2 CD = 0. Consequently the drag polar that is valid at Mmax is estimated as 2 CD = 0.82 and M = 0.84. (CDo )W = 0.2(t/c)avg 1 Sexposedwing = (4.0482CL (32) 30 .value of K is retained as in subcritical flow.2(0. the increase in CDo is estimated as 0.02 × 0. Hence.84.82 which is 0. The drag divergence Mach number(MDD ) for the aircraft is fixed at M = 0.002.004687 107.0025 × 200.63 m2 Hence.84.1 at M = 0.632 × 10−6 m2 /N W/S The above drag polar will not be valid at M greater than the Mcruise .63 = 0. However better estimates are used in performance calculations presented later.89 × 2 = 87.5% Swet(exposedwing) = 2 1 + 1.004687 = 0. Hence.52 × 0. Hence we need to estimate the drag polar (values of CDo and K) at Mmax .97 + 1.1 = 0.23 m2 2 Assuming (t/c)avg of 12. To estimate the increase in CDo from M = 0.Swet = 2Sexposed 1 + 1. This would ensure that there is no wave drag at Mcruise of 0. From the data on B 787 available in website[2] we observe that the variation in K is not significant in the range M = 0.23 = 200.02 (31) F1 = 1. The value of this slope is 0. we make a reasonable assumption that the slope of the CDo Vs M curve remains constant in the region between M = 0.

95 2 0. (33) gives two values of p viz. The relation between t(ie T /W ) and p is F3 = tVmax = qmax On minimizing tVmax . 3344 < p < 7101 N/m2 31 .31N/m2 3.364 × 2482 = 11200.(33) as tVmax = 0.952 To obtain the optimum value of W/S.84 × 10−10 is found from eq. p1 = 3344 N m−2 p2 = 7101 N m−2 Thus. we get poptimum = poptimum = The tVmax value at popt F1 F3 F1 + F2 + F3 p p (33) 0. any p between p1 and p2 would be acceptable from Vmax considerations with a maximum of 5% deviation from optimum. horizontal tail and vertical tail. This means that the change in CDo affects F1 value alone.009124 The value of F3 depends on the dynamic pressure at Vmax . we minimize the thrust required for Vmax .84 × 10−10 m4 /N 2 11200.06022 Allowing a 5 % extra thrust and using the new tVmax in eq.1m/s 1 2 qmax = ρVmax = 0.2 = 248. Vmax = Mmax × speed of sound at hcruise = 0.0482 = 3. Hence at Mmax F1 = 0.The change in the CDo is largely due to change in the zero lift drag of the wing.5 × 0.84 × 295.009124 = 4873.

Using these plots.(37) and the corresponding value of F3 . Our motive is to find the minimum sea level static thrust (tsR/c ) for various values of V and then choose the minimum amongst the minima.The thrust required for climb at chosen flight speed(V ) is related to (R/C) in the following way(section 4.5 as a function of velocity and altitude. popt = F1 F3 Therefore.67 m/s) which is typical for passenger airplanes. 32 . tR/c = But. CD is CD = F1 + F2 p + F3 p2 1 q = ρ0 σV 2 2 ∴ tR/C = R/C 1 V2 + ρ0 σ (F1 + F2 p + F3 p2 ) V 2 p (35) (36) (37) R/C q + CD V p (34) The flight speed for optimum climb performance is not high and values of F1 and F2 correspond to their values for M < Mcruise .3 (R/C)max consideration The value for (R/C)max at sea level was chosen as 700 m/min (11.13. chapter 9. F3 is a function of the dynamic pressure. These plots provide the climb thrust variation for engine with bypass ratio 6.the tR/C is converted to tsR/C . For a given V. a table is prepared for different values of velocity(Table 4) and the corresponding tR/C is obtained using eq.2.4 of text).3. This tR/C is converted to tsR/C by using the plots provided in Reference 1.

2617 0.V (m/s) 80 100 120 140 150 160 170 180 190 200 popt 1507 2355 3391 4615 5298 6028 6805 7629 8500 9419 tR/C 0.1373 0. for 3391 < p < 6805 N/m2 the climb performance is near the optimum. the weight of the fuel used (Wf ) is related to the range(R) and wing loading(p) as follows(section 4.2510 0.4 Based on Minimum Fuel for Range (Wfmin ) In cruise flight.6 ρ0 F1 √ T SF C σq + F2 + F3 p 2 p (38) The values of F1 . This provides a range of values of p as given below p1 = 3391 N/m2 p2 = 6793 N/m2 Therefore.2868 0.1354 tsR/C 0. F3 corresponding to cruise conditions are as follows F1 = 0.5 of [5]) Wf = R 3.1893 0.2641 0.1487 0.2483 0.2469 0.2507 0. F2 .2554 0.2780 Table 4: Variation of tR/C with p for (R/C)max We observe that the value of tsR/C remains low and almost constant for a range of V values from 120 to 170 m/s. 3.1637 0.14 0.1356 0.2691 0.2.632 × 10−6 33 .1346 0.1345 0.1343 0.007124 F2 = 1.

6 km we choose the absolute ceiling to be Hmax = 11. W fmin = 0.67 × 10−10 m4 /N 2 10159.84 N/m2 4.5 × 0. we solve the following two equations(section 4.6hr−1 .(38) along with R = 4000 km and T SF C = 0.3 of [5]).8 × 295.59 F3 = Using eq.5 Based on Absolute Ceiling At absolute ceiling.6 km. To find the tHmax . Observing the trend of Hmax as hcruise + 0.2 = 0.67 × 10−10 Using this value of p in eq.2. 34 . any p within p1 and p2 would be acceptable from the point of view of minimizing W f . we get W f min as W f min = 0.0482 = 4.2 = 236.Vcruise = Mcruise × 295. the flight is possible at only one speed.(38) we get two values p1 and p2 as p1 = 2676 N/m2 p2 = 5700 N/m2 Thus.1514 Allowing an excess fuel of 5 % i. 2676 < p < 5700N/m2 3.007124 = 3905.364 × 236.59 N/m2 0.5 × ρ × V 2 = 0.(38) we minimize W f and obtain poptimum as poptimum = poptimum = F1 F3 (39) 0.e.32 = 10159.1590 and using eq.3 m/s qcruise = 0.

577 0.(40) with the new thmax values are p1 = 4567 N m−2 p2 = 6547 N m−2 Similarly. we get 35 . using in eq. popt = 5500 N m−2 as it should be.632 × 10−6 th = (40) (41) In the absence of a prescribed velocity at Hmax .05302 thmax2 = 0.06 = CL 0.(41).007124 F2 = 1. thmax corresponding to poptimum is thmax = 0. we get thmax1 = 0.4K(F1 + F2 p) F1 + F2 th = 2qhmax p The F1 and F2 values corresponding to this case are F1 = 0.577 The solution for popt is obtained by solving eqs.016 = 0.05860 The solutions to eq.(40) and (41). the velocity corresponding to flight at (L/D)max is taken to calculate qmax .048 (42) (W/S) 5500 = 9532.05581 Allowing a 5 % variation in Thrust. CL value corresponding to flight at (L/D)max is given by CL = qhmax = CDo = K 0.

36 . we see that the allowable range of W/S values is 4942 < p < 5328 N/m2 3.7 Consideration of Wing Weight (Ww ) The weight of the wing depends on its area.5700 hmax 4942 . chapter 15. Thus a wing with lower area will be lighter and for lower wing area.649 . Hence we examine the advantage of choosing a higher wing loading than that indicated by minimum fuel requirement.7101 (R/C)max 3391 . for passenger airplanes. It may be pointed out that the weight of wing structure is about 12% of Wg .6805 Wf 2676 .5328 Vmax 3344 . the weight of the wing is proportional to S 0. According to Raymer[4]. the W/S must be higher. the final lower and upper bounds from the ceiling considerations are p1 = 4942 N m−2 p2 = 6201 N m−2 4942 < p < 6201 N/m2 3.6201 Table 5: Choice of (W/S) From the table.p1 = 4942 N m−2 p2 = 6201 N m−2 From the above four values.6 Summary of Constraints We now tabulate the various constraints on the choice of W/S Performance Criteria Allowable range of W/S in (N m−2 ) sLand 3639 .

the thrust needed for various design requirements is obtained.782 Taking weight of the wing as 12% of Wg .6 .11) the take-off parameter {(W/S)/σCLt. pf inal = 108. the take-off distance. Wf would be around 20% and hence 5% of Wf means an increase in the weight by 0. We take σ = 1 (take-off at sea level).2 = 1%.8 × 2. These requirements decide the choice of engine.3.1 = 1. 3.The optimum W/S from range consideration is 3906 N/m2 whereas with a 5% increase in Wf . Generally these types of aircraft have (T/W) of 0.CLt. Thus it is advantageous to have higher W/S. the weight of the wing would decrease by a factor of 3906 5700 0. From figure 5. is assumed to be 2150 m. To arrive at the final choice we consider the take-off requirement and choose highest wing loading which would permit take-off within permissible distance without excessive (T/W) requirement.o (T /W )} for this field length is 180. However this higher wing loading will result in an increase in the fuel by 5% of Wg . 3.8 Choosing a W/S We see from the Table 5 that a wide range of p is permissible which will still satisfy various requirement with permissible deviations from the optimum. the wing loading could go up to 5700 N/m2 . Thus by increasing W/S from 3906 to 5700 N/m2 .9 Thrust Requirements After selecting the W/S for the aircraft.Substituting these values we get.o = 0. the saving in the wing weight will be 2. instead of 3906 N/m2 .2 lb/f t2 = 5195 N m−2 It is reassuring that this value of p lies within the permissible values summarized in Table 5. In the present case.5 = 2.649 = 0.4 of Raymer(Reference 1.6%. With (W/S) in lb/f t2 .8 × CLmax = 0.6%. the saving in the Wg would be around 2. 37 . balanced field length. From data collection. If the wing loading of 5700 N/m2 is chosen.05 × 0.

0602 = = 0. this would mean a thrust requirement of Treq = 146.3. we get T W = 0. for a turbo fan engine with bypass ratio of 6.10 Requirements for (R/C)max As in the case for Vmax . the sea level static thrust is T 0.3(choice is motivated by similar aircraft).9.3 ∗ Wg = 174. we use our final design choice for (W/S) in the following equation.5.3kN 3. This implies a thrust requirement of Tto = 0.334 W 0.0602 Mmax (44) Referring to engine charts in Jenkinson[8].2 kN 38 . chapter 9.9 kN (45) 3.252 R/C (47) In our case.1 Requirement for Vmax We use the chosen value of p in the following equation tVmax = qmax ( F1 + F2 + F3 p) p (43) and get the thrust required for Vmax at cruise altitude as T W = 0.11 Take-Off Thrust Requirements The take of (T /W ) is taken to be 0. this would mean a Thrust requirement of Treq = 193. tR/c = R/C 1 V2 + ρ0 σ (F1 + F2 p + F3 p2 ) V 2 p (46) Substituting appropriate values.18 In our case.

9 kN as this engine satisfies nearly all our requirements. 3. Thrust requirements occurs from Take off considerations. 39 . Finally.9kN . Jenkinson[8]. the engine curves are presented below.5.12 Engine Choice From the previous section. Some of the engines with performance close to these numbers are taken from Jenkinson[8]. we chose CFM56-2B model of turbofan with a sea level static thrust of 97. this means a per engine thrust of Tmax = 96. the variation of thrust and TSFC with speed and altitude are required. Choosing the charts for bypass ratio = 6. Tmax = 193.95 kN/engine We look for an engine which supplies this thrust and has a TSFC of 0.9 kN As we have adopted a twin engine design. we see that the max.5 and sea level static thrust of 97.13 Engine Characteristics For performance analysis.6hr−1 and bypass ratio of around 6. chapter 9 has given non dimensional charts for turbo fan engines with different bypass ratios.3. chapter 9 and website[1].

40 Figure 5: Cruise Thrust per engine for various altitudes .

(Bypass ratio = 6.5) .41 Figure 6: Variation of Climb Thrust with Altitude and Mach No.

Dihedral 8. CDmin .1 Wing Design Introduction The weight and the wing loading of the airplane have been obtained in sections 2 and 3 as 59175 kgf (579915 N ) and 5195 N/m2 .2 Airfoil Selection The airfoil shape influences CLmax . CLopt . A supercritical airfoil is designed to increase MDD . the drag divergence Mach number(MDD ) is an important consideration. The wing design involves choosing the following parameters. 1. Airfoil selection 2. Twist 6. Cmac and stall pattern. 42 . fuel consumption during cruise. 4. Taper ratio 5.63 m2 . the factors affecting the choice of parameters are mentioned and then the choices are effected. Sweep 4.4 4. NASA has carried out tests on several supercritical airfoils and recommends the use of NASA-SC(2) series airfoil with appropriate thickness ratio and camber. These give wing area as 111.002 above the value at low subsonic Mach numbers. turning performance and weight of the airplane. For high subsonic airplanes. It may be recalled that (MDD ) is the Mach number at which the increase in the drag coefficient is 0. Aspect ratio 3. Incidence 7. Vertical location In the following subsections. These in turn influence stalling speed.

the second term in the above equation will not contribute to MDD .82.5 has been chosen and the cruise Mach number is 0. MDD = (MDD )a/f + ∆MA + ∆MΛ (50) where ∆MA and ∆MΛ are corrections for influences of the aspect ratio and the sweep. Further from Hoerner[9]. A higher t/c implies a lower critical Mach number but also a lower wing weight.0 are available in the aforesaid report. structural weight and critical Mach number. 0.4. The MDD for the wing can be estimated in the following manner. 4.002 at MDD and the slope of the CD Vs M curve around MDD is 0.5.2.2.7.512 For choice of thickness ratio and wing sweep.4.2 Airfoil Thickness Ratio and Wing Sweep (49) Airfoil thickness ratio(t/c) has a direct influence on drag.3. NASA[3] gives experimental results for several super-critical airfoils with different (t/c) and Clopt . we take Clopt = 0.Thus we need to choose an optimum t/c for the airfoil. The change in MDD with A is almost zero for A > 8. we get Clcruise = 0. chapter 15. we choose MDD as 0.1 . stall characteristics. For general design the airfoil is chosen in such a way that the CLcruise of the airplane is equal to the Clopt of the airfoil.5. Curves for Clopt = 0.8 at 11 km altitude. 1. CLcruise = (W/S) qcruise (48) Using the value of (W/S) = 5195 N m−2 and the q corresponding to M = 0. We interpolate and obtain the curve for Clopt = 0. This is based on the consideration that there should be no increase in drag at Mcruise . ∆CDwave is 0. In order to ensure that the drag divergence Mach number is greater than Mcruise .1 Design Lift Coefficient The airfoil will have a Clopt at which it’s drag coefficient is minimum.8. Since we have chosen A = 9. Clopt = 0. the change in MDD due to sweep is given as 1 − MDDΛ Λ = (51) 1− 90 1 − MΛ=0 43 . maximum lift.

74 ∴ Λ = 27.3% at the tip.2% at root. λ and Λ.8 and similar values of Λc/4 . (t/c) of 11. Thickness break location is the spanwise location upto which the trailing edge is straight.The supercritical airfoil with (t/c) = 14% has MDD = 0. However. in the case of an elliptic wing. CDi and wing weight. A high A increases the span of the wing which in turn requires more space in the hangar. From the data collection this location is at 34% of semispan. to reduce structural weight.1 Other Parameters Aspect Ratio The aspect ratio affects CLα .82.7◦ The average thickness has been arrived at as 14 %.82 = 90 1 − 0.74 at CLopt of 0.22m 44 . the (t/c)root is increased and the (t/c)tip is decreased. All these factors need careful optimization. For example.8% at spanwise location of the thickness break and (t/c) of 10. Using this in eq.5.3 4. CLα = A (Cl )a/f A+2 α (52) The induced drag coefficient can be expressed as CDi = 2 CL (1 + δ) πA (53) where δ depends on A. Considering the features for Airbus A310 and Boeing B 767 which have Mcr = 0.3 based on trends indicated by data collection. 4. it is decided that the variation of (t/c) along span be such that (t/c) of 15.(51) we obtain Λ which would give MDDΛ of 0. Correspondingly. However at the present stage of design we choose A = 9. The value of CLα decreases as A decreases. A higher Aspect ratio would also result in poor riding quality in turbulent weather. 1− Λ 1 − 0. the wing span would be √ b = AS = 32.3.

Hence we choose a reasonable value for the dihedral as Γ = 5o 4. Taper ratio affects the • Induced drag • Weight • Tip stalling Induced drag is low for taper ratios between 0.Since there is no simple technique for arriving at the dihedral angle that takes all the considerations into effect we need to initially choose a dihedral angle based on data collected(Table A).59 m b(1 + λ) ct = cr λ = 1.4 Dihedral The Dihedral is the angle of the wing with respect to the horizontal when seen in the front view .3.2 Taper Ratio Wing taper ratio is defined as the ratio between the tip chord and the centerline root chord.3-0.5.4. a taper ratio of 0. 4.Dihedral of the wing affects the lateral stability of the airplane. 45 .9 m 3 (1 + λ) cr = Location of the quarter chord of the mac from wing leading edge at the root is 4.5 Wing Twist We have assumed a linear twist of 3o .3 Root and Tip Chords Root chord and tip chord of the equivalent trapezoidal wing can now be evaluated. lower is the weight.24 has been chosen based on the trends of current swept wing airplanes.34 m 2 (1 + λ + λ2 ) c = cr = 3.76 m 4.3. Lower the taper ratio. 2S = 5. Since the present airplane has a swept wing. A swept wing also has higher structural weight than unswept wing.3.3.

the trailing edge is made unswept till 35% of semi span. the lift distribution is changed such that more lift is produced in the inboard section which reduce the bending moment in the root.35 × 32.4 Cranked Wing Design If we observe the design of current high subsonic airplanes. This type of design is called a wing with cranked trailing edge.22 = 11. we see that the trailing edge is ’straight’ for a part of the span. based on the current trends. Root chord of the cranked wing is crcranked = 7. in the inboard region. The value of the span upto which the trailing edge is straight has to be obtained by optimization. A larger chord in the inboard region has the following advantages 1.28 m Figure 7: Plan View of Cranked Wing 46 . However at the present stage of design.4.44 m Span of wing portion with unswept trailing edge = 0. more space for fuel and landing gear 2.

CLα = 2+ where.the fuselage is at the angle of attack for minimum drag(usually at zero angle of attack). β2 = 1 − M 2 η = 1 d F = 1. chapter 12. 47 .276 rad−1 αL=0 for the airfoil was calculated using camber line of the supercritical airfoil with 14% thickness ratio. CLcruise = 0.07 1 + b Sexp = area of exposed wing Substituting various values. Wing incidence angle is chosen to minimize drag at some operating conditions. chapter 4.512 CLα is computed using the following formula in Raymer[4]. This can be attributed to the fact that the airplane is flexible. Substituting the values yields a value of iw which is negative.4.However.8◦ .5 Wing Incidence(iw ) The wing incidence angle is the angle between wing reference chord and fuselage reference line.The incidence angle is chosen such that when the wing is at the correct angle of attack for the selected design condition. Hence the value of iw is chosen from similar airplanes. Usually wing incidence is ultimately set using wind tunnel data.usually cruise. for an initial estimate for our preliminary design we proceed as follows CLcruise = CLα (iw − α0L ) In the present case. we get CLα = 6. The value is −5. iw = 1◦ which is the value recommended in Raymer[4].6 Vertical Location of Wing The wing vertical location for the designed airplane has been chosen to be a low wing configuration which is typical of similar airplanes. 2 (54) Sexp )(F ) A2 β 2 Sref tan2 Λmax ) 4 + η2 (1 + β2 2πA ( (55) 4.

cockpit. nose.83 m. The lf /b value chosen is 1. the fuselage design is carried out by choosing the various parameters. Trailing edge : Fowler flaps. In this section. Raymer[4]. The Fuselage of a passenger airplane can be divided into four basic sections viz.03 S 5 5.4. Using b = 32.22m as obtained from wing design.2 Initial Estimate of Fuselage Length By observing the lf /b of similar airplanes.17 S Sslat = 0. 2. chapter 6 provides a relation between gross weight and length of fuselage as follows. 5.The length and diameter of the fuselage are related to the seating arrangement.05.7 Areas of Flaps and Ailerons These areas are chosen based on the initial data collection of similar aircraft. payload compartment and tail fuselage. We choose Sf lap = 0. c lf = aWo (56) 48 . we get the first estimate of lf for the present case.1 S Sail = 0.1 Fuselage and Tail Layout Introduction The fuselage layout is important in the design process as the length of the airplane depends on this. Leading edge : full span slats. 1. the Fuselage length is 33.

4 Passenger Cabin Layout Two major geometrical parameters that specify the passenger cabin are Cabin Diameter and Cabin Length.chapter 9). For the current design. the flight deck of various similar airplanes are considered and the following value of lnose /lf and is chosen.3 Nose and Cockpit .43. seat pitch. therefore the wind screen and front geometry will be symmetrical about the aircraft longitudinal center line. lcockpit = 2. The aircraft must be capable of being flown from either pilot seat position. The front fuselage profile presents a classical design compromise between a smooth shape for low drag and the need to have flat sloping windows to give good visibility. 5. standards have been prescribed by Raymer (Reference 1.03 lf For the cockpit length (lcockpit ).205 lbf . Anthropometric data for flight crews has provided the basis for the arrangement of pilot’s seats. lnose = 0. lcockpit for the two member crew is chosen as 100 inches (2. instruments and controls. a = 0. Using Wo = 59175 × 2. and the nose undercarriage.5 m 5. an lf of 31.5 m). the flight deck with associated windscreen. The layout of the flight deck and the specified pilot window geometry is often the starting point of the overall fuselage layout.Front Fuselage The front fuselage accommodates the forward looking radar in the nose section. seating arrangement (number abreast). This is in good agreement of the value obtained based on data collection.where Wo is in lbs and lf in f t.67 and c = 0. For a jet transport airplane. Development of electronic displays has transformed the traditional layout of the flight deck. Modern ’glass’ cockpit displays and side stick controllers have transformed the layout of the flight deck from the traditional aircraft configuration.83 m is obtained. aisle width and number of aisles. 49 .11. These are in turn decided by more specific details like number of seats. seat width.

1 Cabin Cross Section The shape of the fuselage cross section is dictated by the structural requirements for pressurization. Cabin parameters are chosen based on standards for similar airplanes. This makes the circular section efficient and therefore lowest in structural weight.4. We choose a circular cross section for the fuselage. Height (in m) 2. The parameters for the currently designed airplane are arrived at by considering similar airplanes(Table A). This problem is overcome by the use of several interconnecting circular sections to form the cross-sectional layout. 50 . A circular shell reacts the internal pressure loads by hoop tension. we choose to have two classes viz Economy class and Business class.The total number of seats(150) is distributed as 138 seats in the economy class and 12 seats in the business class.The number of seats across will fix the number of rows in the cabin and thereby the fuselage length. The various parameters chosen are as follows Parameter Economy Class Seat Pitch (in inches) 32 Seat width (in inches) 20 Aisle width (in inches) 22 Seats abreast 6 Number of Aisles 1 Max.2 Since the business class has a 4 abreast seating arrangement.yet the resulting shape must provide a comfortable and flexible cabin interior which will appeal to the customer airlines.2 Cabin length Following the trend displayed by current aircraft. economy class etc.5. The overall size must be kept small to reduce aircraft weight and drag.the number of rows required will be 3 and the economy class will have 23 rows. The main decision to be taken is the number of seats abreast and the aisle arrangement. 5.The cabin length is found out by using the seat pitch for each of the classes.4. business class. However a fully circular section may result in too much unusable volume above or below the cabin space.2 Business class 38 22 24 4 1 2.Design of the cabin cross section is further complicated by the need to provide different classes like first class.

the total cabin length will be 18.08 m and 3.4 + 2. 5.25 m. 5. Hence the fuselage length is calculated as 23.5 Rear Fuselage The rear fuselage profile is chosen to provide a smooth. chapter 9.3 m respectively.4. low drag shape which supports the tail surfaces.093× 2 = 3.85 = 21.4+0.Class Economy Business No.3 Cabin Diameter Using the number of seats abreast.We have also chosen the ratios of nose and tail length with respect to lf as 3% and 25%.of rows 138 23 12 3 Seat Pitch (in) Cabin length(m) 32 18. the structural thickness is given by t = 0. 5. Thus cabin and cockpit length form 72% of lf .72 in = 0. The lower side of the profile must provide adequate clearance for aircraft when rotation during take off.02 × 136 + 1 = 3.aisle width we calculate the internal diameter of the cabin.The lengths of 51 . The rear fuselage should also house the auxillary power unit(APU).25.02df + 1 = 0.4 m According to the standards prescribed by Raymer[4].75/0.093 m Therefore the external diameter of the fuselage is obtained as 3.seat width.85 Hence.72 = 33 m. Based on data collected for similar aircraft we choose the ratio ltail /lf as 0. df (internal) = 22 × 1 + 19 × 6 = 136 in = 3.6 Total Fuselage Length The cabin length and cockpit length have been decided to be 32.of seats No.59 m.4 38 2.

31 × 111.25 m 8.7 Tail surfaces The type and area of the tail surfaces are important in determining the stability of the airplane.21 Aspect ratio 5 1. From data collected on similar airplanes.various parts of the fuselage are indicated below N ose Cockpit Cabin Rear length length length length T otal = = = = = 1 m 2. A conventional tail arrangement is chosen. tail volume ratio(VH and VV ). we choose the following values for the tail parameters. tail arm.63 = 23.44 m2 • Span The span of the horizontal and vertical tail (bh and bv ) are given as bh = bv = Ah S h Av S v (57) (58) 52 .61 m2 Sv = 0.5 m 21.31 0. All these parameters have to be decided for both the horizontal and vertical tail. Parameter Horizontal Tail Vertical Tail Area ratio (St /S) 0. Some of the important parameters that decide the aerodynamic characteristics of the tail are area ratio (St /S).25 m 33 m 5.26 0.21 × 111.31 • Area The Areas of the horizontal and vertical tail(Sh and Sv ) are calculated as Sh = 0.7 Taper ratio 0.63 = 34. tail span etc.

76 m lh = 14.7.18 VV = 0. we get bH = 13.The value of the tail arm is chosen based on data collection.86 m VH = VV Hence.67 m = bv (1 + λv ) = λcrh = 1.09 m = λcrv = 1. 2Sh = 4.15 m bV = 6. Choosing lh as 45% of lf and lv as 42% of lf yield.Taking ARH = 5 and ARV = 1. ratio.18 m bh (1 + λh ) 2Sv = 5.85 m lv = 13.31 m • Root and tip chords The chord lengths of the horizontal and vertical tail are obtained as crh = crv cth ctv • Tail arm Tail arm is the distance between the wing aerodynamics center and the tail(horizontal or vertical) aerodynamic center.09 53 . Sh lh Sc Sv lv = Sb (59) (60) VH = 1.

A conventional wing mounted engine is chosen as it facilitates periodic maintenance in an industry where an unscheduled downtime could mean huge losses to the airliners.2 5.8 Engine Location The type of Engine mounting and it’s location play a major role in deciding the overall drag coefficient of the airplane.8 19. 5. It must be retractable to reduce drag during flight.5. The important parameters of this type of landing gear are wheel track. The other reason for choosing a wing mounted engine is the fuel is stored in the wings itself.3 54 .A conventional tricycle landing gear is chosen based on trend followed by similar aircraft. thereby reducing the length of the fuel line. small. This must be light. So housing of the landing gear is a space constraint. the engine location is fixed at 34% of the semi span. The engines are attached to the lower side of the wing using pylons to reduce drag.9 Landing Gear Arrangement One of the principal moving parts on the aircraft is the landing gear. From the data collection of similar airplanes. Parameter Wheel base (in m) Track length (in m) Turning radius (in m) Value 13. provide good ride dynamics during taxiing and safe energy absorption at touch down. wheel base and turning radius. The values of the parameters(shown below)were based on data collected from similar aircraft.

It has become normal practice in aircraft design to list the various components of aircraft mass in a standard format. environmental.estimates have to made from historical statistical data of all the component parts of the aircraft from similar airplanes.The components are grouped in convenient subsections as shown below. The empty weight can be further subdivided into • Structures group • Propulsion group • Equipment group DCPR(Defense Contractor Planning Report) weight is taken as the weight obtained after deducting weights of wheels.In the preliminary design stage. Body(or fuselage) 55 .To this end.DCPR weight is important for cost estimation. at each stage of the design.1.1 Structures Group 1.G Location Aircraft weight is a common factor which links different design activities (aerodynamics. layout. tires. Tail(horizontal and vertical including controls) 3. starters. As parts are manufactured and the aircraft prototype reaches completion it is possible to check the accuracy of the estimates by weighing each component and where necessary instigate weight reduction programmes. batteries. airworthiness. Wing(including control surfaces) 2. and can be viewed as the weight of the parts of the airplane that the manufacturer makes as opposed those of items bought and installed.1 Aircraft mass statement The weight of the entire airplane can be sub-divided into empty weight and useful load.6 Estimation of Component Weights and C. A separate design organization(weights department)is employed to assess and control weight. equipments.a check is made on the expected total mass of the completed aircraft. engines. 6. structures. avionics etc from the empty weight. economic and operational aspects). brakes. propulsion. 6.

4.fire protection and safety systems) 56 . Starting system 9.1. Oil system and cooler 6. Engine controls 8. Miscellaneous(e.2 Propulsion Group 1.1. Auxiliary power unit 2. Surface controls 6. Exhaust system 5. Accessory gearbox and drives 3. Electrical systems 6. Avionics systems 7. Flight control systems(sometimes included in structural group) 3. Nacelles 5. Thrust reversers 6. Hydraulic systems 5. Induction system 4. Landing gear (main and nose units) 6. Instruments and navigation equipment 4. Oxygen system 10. Furnishing 8. Fuel system 7.3 Fixed equipment group 1. Engine(s)(dry weight) 2.g. Air conditioning and anti-icing 9.

G locations of wing.G location was taken to be at 40% of it’s length.c. the distance of horizontal tail c.g.e (the distance of leading edge of root chord of the wing from the nose). from leading edge 57 .a.34 m behind the leading edge of the root chord. Using these equations.g.G location at 42% of the fuselage length.The fuselage C. • Noting that the tail arm is 14.c is at 4.c. In the preliminary design stages it is not possible to know the size of individual aircraft components in great detail but it is possible to use prediction methods that progressively become more accurate as the aircraft geometry is developed.The tabulated values are given below.c.The engine C.85 m and that the c. is at 5.G Travel Wing Location on Fuselage The wing longitudinal location is decided based on the consideration the C. the weights of various individual components are calculated.G of the entire airplane with full payload and fuel is around the quarter chord of the m.We tabulate the weights and the corresponding C.a.3. 6. For the present design. Remark • Using data for equivalent trapezoidal wing in section 4.G is taken to be at 42% of it’s length.In tabulating the results.1 C. we choose to follow equations prescribed in Appendix 8. The quarter chord of m.3 6.G from the root chord was measured for various airplanes and we chose a distance of 2 m. horizontal tail and vertical tail are at 40% of the respective m.The nose wheel was placed at 14% of the fuselage length and the main landing gear position was determined by using the wheelbase from section 5.G Location and C.Most aircraft design textbooks contain a set of equations empirically derived based on existing aircraft.we next proceed to determine the weights of these components.76 m behind the leading edge of root chord.G locations of various components and then apply moment equilibrium about the nose of the airplane in order to solve for Xl.The distance of the engine C..All other components were taken to have a net C.6.we assume that the C.2 Weights of Various Components After making the classification between various groups and listing the components in each group.a.g of tail is 15 % behind the a.1 of [5]. the location of wing c.

2 No Payload and No Fuel For this case.09 13.4.g.63 = 0.the c.28% of m.86 1160.the fuel as well as the payload contribution are not present.The moment calculations were performed and the new c.However.3 m. of vertical tail is at 19.the C.18 4.g shift is 14.56 m behind leading edge of the root chord of wing.G of the airplane lies at 14.G Travel for Critical Cases Full Payload and No Fuel For the case of full payload and no fuel.86 12130.56 5659.88 Xle +4.25 17. Hence.g of the entire airplane.93 . 6.82 7421.05 746. The C. 58 .the fuel contribution to the weight is not present.22 Xle +19.c.c of the wing(where the c.85 m from the nose of the airplane.41 Xle +5.76 By applying moment equilibrium about the nose of the airplane.14.61 m from the nose.34 6606.g of payload is not at the c.g of the fuel to be at the quarter chord of the m. since we have assumed that the c. 6.G shift is 0%.g shift in this case. Component Wing Fuselage Horizontal tail Vertical tail Engine group Nose Wheel Main landing gear Fixed equipment total Fuel Payload Gross Weight Weight(kg) C.g location was obtained as 14.a.1 C.05 m. In a similar way.g is bound to shift by a certain amount in this case.of root chord of wing is 20.13 59175 Xle +4. Hence the c.Therefore the c.4 6.g of the entire airplane has been positioned)there will be no c.Since the c. c.62 1961.G Location from Nose(m) 5855.19 Xle +2 363.g shift is +7.76 17270 14.4.93 m.60 13.we obtain location of wing leading edge at the root to be 9.a.94 Xle +20.

we go on to obtain the maximum payload that can be concentrated in the front portion of the passenger cabin such that a c.we obtain the new c.61 m • c. the c.g travel for No Payload and No Fuel .Hence.5.Performing the calculations yields the value of x to be 90%.28% • c.4.4 Payload distribution for 15% c.g travel of 7.84 .17% • For a c. 6.6.g travel for No Payload and full Fuel .g shift of 15% is acceptable in general for commercial airplanes.9.Therefore the c.85 m • c.the c.c.g shift of 15% have been calculated.63 = 0. We assume the percentage of payload to be x and also assume the payload c.14.17% of the m.g is bound to shift.7.we also obtain the maximum payload that can be concentrated at the rear half of the passenger cabin resulting in a c.4.g to be at x% of the passenger cabin length. Hence the c.5% is produced.g shift is +5. Similarly.a.14.5 Summary • Wing location(leading edge of root of trapezoidal wing) .g travel According to Lebedenski[7]. Hence.84 m.3 No Payload and Full fuel For this case. a total c.g location with Full payload and full fuel .g shift of 15%. 59 .g location. 6.since there is no payload.21 m.On performing calculations.g location to be 14.5% on either side of original c.g shift of 7.g locations for various critical cases and payload distribution for c. On performing calculations we obtain the value of x as 70%.90% of passengers can be concentrated in the front and 70% in the rear.g shift is 14.

• The tail should be large enough and and its elevator powerful enough to enable the pilot rotate the airplane during the take-off run to the required angle of attack.g from above equation is termed the “stick-free neutral point”. versus lift coefficient. 7.CL .g )af t = xa.1 Static Longitudinal Stability and Control Specifications • The horizontal tail must be large enough to insure that the static longitudinal stability criterion.N ac at d V ηt 1− aw dα 1− Chατ dCm + Chδ dCl power (61) The value of xc.2 7.2.2 of [5]) (xc. Cmcg . 60 . (Section 9. it is possible that the oscillations following a disturbance might increase in magnitude with each oscillation.V we have the following equation.dCmcg /dCL will be negative for all anticipated center of gravity positions. Dynamic stability requires that the vehicle be not only statically stable.7 7. 7.but also that the motions following a disturbance from equilibrium be such as to restore the equilibrium.This condition is termed as the Nose wheel Lift-off condition.c − dCm dCL + F us.the following expression for the aft center of gravity limit in terms of the tail-size parameter. • An elevator should be provided so that the pilot will be able to trim the airplane(maintain Cm = 0) at all anticipated values of CL .The basic requirement for static longitudinal stability of any airplane is a negative slope of the curve of the pitching moment coefficient.1 Control Surfaces Stability and Controllability The ability of a vehicle to maintain its equilibrium is termed stability and the influence which the pilot or control system can exert on the equilibrium is termed its controllability.2.thereby making it impossible to restore the equilibrium. Even though the vehicle might be statically stable.g location at which the static stability is neutral.2 Aft Center of gravity limit For the “stick free” case and for small angles of attack.since it is the c.

592 × 33 = 0. • d /dα d 114. Therefore.thereby increasing the static stability. limit is not generally dependent on maintaining stability.1095 /degree from the value obtained in section 4.63 × 3.g is moved forward .g by assuming the airplane trimmed(Cmcg = 0) at CLmax as follows(Section 9. As the c.3 Forward center of Gravity Limit The forward c.The pitching moment will be the greatest when the airplane is at CLmax when the airplane is landing and ground effects decrease the downwash at the tail.D.c of the wing becomes more and more negative .2.2 of [5]) αw − Cm δ δemax + CLmax − iw + it Cmac(f laps) + Cm(f us) + Cm(power) + τ Cm δ (62) (xcg )f orward = xac − G 7.9 × 0.5 on wing design.g is moved forward.2.0119 × 3.0119 from graph 1-9:1 of K. aw =6.4 • Determination of initial parameters ( dCm )F us dC L dCm dCL = F us 2 Kf W f L f Scaw (63) The value of Kf is obtained as 0.Wood[10].g. dCm dCL = f us 0.7.1095 The contribution of nacelle to (dCm /dCL ) is neglected.1036 111.g − xa. The equation of pitching moments may be solved for the position of the most forward c.the elevator must be capable of trimming out the resulting negative pitching moment.6 × aw = dα πA 61 (64) .276 /radian = 0.the stability contribution xc.In order to keep the airplane in equilibrium as the c.

d 114.1(aw )landing = 5.57/radian = 0.c above ground)/semi span of 0.00292 13 • (CL )max is taken as 2.5 from Section 3. αW g = αW g = 10.027/radian = 0.Hence (awg )landing = 1.0877/deg • αW g (CL )max (67) awg k k is the ground effect factor obtained from Fig 1-9:4 of Wood[10]. A value of V = 1.For the designed airplane we make an estimate of tp to be 0.62 = 0.4.06 × 0.6 × 0. dCm dCL = power. The awg is obtained by adding the ground effect to the (aw )landing obtained.06.g(the distance is measured perpendicular to the thrust line).19 m. (CL )max is the value without flaps and corresponds to 1.1((for height of a. • awg is the lift curve slope of the wing close to the ground.4297 dα π × 9. Therefore. k was obtained as 1.1095 = = 0. we choose a (T /W ) of 0.0796.1).4. (∆CL )f laps = 1. It is obtained by calculating the value of aw at lower velocities.7m/s corresponds to a value of M = 0.3 × 49 = 63.3 • dCm dCL power dCm dCL = power T tp Wc (65) tp is the distance of thrust line from c.At the cruise altitude. (CL )max with no flaps is 1.16◦ 62 (66) .1.19 and hence gives a value of (aw )landing = 4.cruise 0.

4 ∗ 0. atg is the lift curve slope of the wing close to the ground.40. Figure 5.0091 Cmf us = 0.1(at )landing = 5.7m/s corresponds to a value of M = 0. A value of V = 1.0091 × (αw − iw ) = 0.• at and atg at is obtained as 0.16 − 1) = 0.(55).027/radian = 0.0834 63 .0828/deg by using the tail parameters in eq.4 from Perkins and Hage[11].∆Cmac is taken as -0.0877/deg • iw is taken as 1◦ from Section 4. • Cmjet at landing = 0 • Cmac(f laps) Cmac(f laps) = Cmac + ∆Cmac(f ) Sf c f Sc (69) (68) Cmac for the airfoil is taken as −0.3464 • Cm(F us) dCm dα = f us dCm dCL CLalpha f us (70) Hence using the value of CLα with ground effect.56 ∗ 1. The atg is obtained by adding the ground effect to the (at )landing obtained.0682/deg.1 = −0.19 and hence gives a value of (at )landing = 3.0091(10.1 from airfoil database.3 × 49 = 63.1 − 0.91/radian = 0. Cmac(f laps) = −0.0877 = 0. (Cmα )f us = 0.Hence (atg )landing = 1.1036 × 0. It is obtained by calculating the value of at at lower velocities.

183 − c c Substituting in eq.1036 − 0.08095 × 0.00660 Chδ =-0. • it For the preliminary design we assume it = 1 which is the typically the value of passenger airplanes.g at a.00292 ∴ V = 0.57 × VH = −0.95 × 0.276 . Since not much detail is available about the nature of elevators we assume the standard design and obtain the following values. chapter 16).04438VH • δemax δemax is chosen as −25◦ which is typical of most airplanes.15 = −0.• Chα and Chδ The values of Chα and Chδ are obtained from Fig 1-9:5 of Wood[10]. Cmα is approximately equal to -1.that we have obtained the various parameters required for the longitudinal stability criterion we go on to calculate V which affects the horizontal tail sizing.98 We obtain the horizontal tail area to be 64 = −1.8(Raymer[4]. We adopt the following consideration to determine V .183 6.15 for transport airplane at M = 0.c dCm dCL Hence xcg(af t) xac = −0.01140 • Cmδ Cmδ = −at St lt ηt τ S c (71) Cm δ = −0. Now.(61). Assuming c.183 = 0. we get −0.2958V + 0. Chα =-0.

9 × 111. Sht = 7.95 × 217. (c)in one engine off condition and (d)in spin when the recovery is effected primarily by the rudder control.3 Determination of initial parameters (72) In the preliminary analysis of directional static stability. 7.7Sb (73) The value of kn was obtained from Figure 1:9-2 of Wood[10] as kn =0.63 × 32.71m2 14.3.002005 28.95 Cnψ(f us) = 0.2 Equations for directional stability The equations for directional stability can be derived as dCn = Cnψ(wing) + Cnψ(F us) + Cnψ(power) + Cnψ(T ail) dψ 7.3 7.2 times the stalling speed.3.3.7 × 111. location and nose wheel lift-off conditions are not carried out at this stage.0. the contributions of wing.1 Lateral Stability and Control Specifications • The directional stability criterion.3 times the stalling speed. the cross check for forward c.86 Remark: Keeping in view the large number of approximations involved in calculation of parameters during landing and take-off.g.22 65 .63 = 28. (b)in cross-wind landings or takeoffs. • The yawing moment control(rudder) must be powerful enough to (a) counteract the yawing moment encountered in rolls(”adverse yaw”).98 × 3. • Cnψ(f us) Cnψ(f us) = kn Vn 28. • To regain and maintain straight flight with one engine inoperative at a minimum speed not greater than 1.dCn /dCψ should be negative for any anticipated speed greater than 1. power and interference effects are ignored.86 = 0.

0378 × VV The value of Cnψ(desirable) is given by Perkins and Hage[11] as follows Cnψ(desirable) = −0.0378 per degree.002005 − 0.86 66 . Cnψ(desirable) = −0.43m2 13.vertical tail area is Svt = 111.0378 × VV (76) (77) or VV = 0.• Cnψ(tail) Cnψ(tail) = −av av = 0. Cnψ(tail) = −0. Therefore.098 = 25.for the present case we have.001709 Hence.098 This value is almost the same as what we obtained in our initial tail sizing.63 × 32.001709 = 0. W b2 1/2 Sv lv S b (74) (75) Cnψ(desirable) = Cnψ(f us) + Cnψ(tail) −0.22 × 0.0005 Therefore .

8.3 Engine details Similar to CFM 56 .2 Overall Dimensions Length : 34.8 m 8. h = 10972 m(36 000 f t).8 8.2 m Wheel track : 5.1 Features of the Designed Airplane Three View Drawing The 3-view drawing of the airplane designed is given in figure 8.22 m Height above ground : 11.4 Weights Gross Weight : 59175 kgf Empty Weight : 29706 kgf Fuel Weight : 12131 kgf Payload : 17338 kgf Maximum Landing Weight : 50296 kgf 67 .32 Wing Span : 32.17 Wheel base : 13. SF C is taken as 0.6 hr−1 8.2B Seal Level Static Thrust : 97.5 (For which the Engine characteristics are given in [8] ) SFC : at M = 0.9 kN By pass ratio : 6.

68 Figure 8: Three view drawing of the airplane .

62 m Cross sectional Area : 2.59 m (Equivalent Trapezoidal wing) Tip Chord : 1.5 Root Chord : 5.28 m Mean Aerodynamic Chord : 3. Clopt = 0.71 m2 Mean Aerodynamic Chord : 2.67 m Quarter Chord Sweep : 32o Root Chord : 3. of nacelles : 2 Nacelle Diameter : 1.9 m Quarter chord Sweep : 27.6 Fuselage Geometry Length : 33 m Maximum Diameter : 3.SC(2) series.44 m Portion of wing with straight trailing edge : 11.06 m2 Length of Nacelle : 3.3 8. t/c = 14%.80 m Tip chord : 0.8 Horizontal Tail Geometry Span : 11.22 m Area : 111.98 m Area : 28.8.5 Wing Geometry Planform Shape : Cranked wing Span : 32.24 (Equivalent Trapezoidal wing) Aspect Ratio : 9.99 m 69 .3 m (based on B737 Nacelle) 8.59 m 8.7 Nacelle Geometry No.34 m (Equivalent Trapezoidal wing) Root Chord of Cranked Wing : 7.69o Dihedral : 5o Twist : 3o Incidence : 1.4o Taper Ratio : 0.63 m2 Airfoil : NASA .

58 m Area : 25.10 Other details CLmax without flap : 1.12 Performance The detailed performance estimation is given in section 9. • Maximum Mach No.9 Vertical Tail Geometry Span : 6.26 Aspect Ratio : 5 8. • The performance is worked for a gross weight of 59175 kgf and wing loading of 5195 N m−2 except for landing where the landing weight is taken as 85% of take-off weight.7 Maximum Load Factor nmax : 3.4 CLmax with landing flaps : 2.O flaps : 2.31 Aspect Ratio : 1.22 m Quarter Chord Sweep : 37o Taper Ratio : 0.43 m2 Root Chord : 5.16 8.874. at 36000 ft with cruise thrust = 0. 70 .Taper Ratio : 0.70 8.83 m Mean Aerodynamic Chord : 4.11 Crew and Payload Flight crew : 2(pilot and co-pilot) Cabin crew : 5 Passenger seating : 138 economy and 12 business class 8. with climb thrust = 0.859.90 m Tip chord : 1. The highlights are as follows.5 CLmax with T.

• Maximum rate of climb at sea level with climb thrust = 1087 m/min • Service ceiling = 11.88 km • Take-off distance over 50 ft = 860 m(2820 f t) and balanced field length = 1830 m(6000 f t) • Landing distance from 15 m = 1140 m(3740 f t) Remark : The designed airplane meets the requirements set out in the specifications.81 and h = 36000 f t is 5602 km. Absolute ceiling = 11.55 km. 71 .• Maximum still air range at M = 0. The seating arrangement takes care of the passenger comfort and the choice of engine reflects low level of noise.

3639 kg/m3 Speed of Sound : 295. horizontal tail. horizontal tail. M isc denote wing-body combination. vertical tail.10. The details of flight condition for estimation of drag polar are as follows Altitude : 10972 m = 36000 ft Mach number : 0.1 Estimation of Drag Polar 2 CL πAe The drag polar is assumed to be of the form CD = CDo + The quantity CDO is assumed to be given by CDO = (CDO )W B + (CDO )V + (CDO )H + (CDO )M isc (78) where suffices W B. V. the drag polar is obtained at a Mach number of 0. vertical tail. nacelle. H.1.9 Performance Estimation The details regarding overall dimensions.90536 ×10−5 m2 /s Density : 0. engine details. 9.8.8 Kinematic Viscosity : 3. fuselage. vertical tail and other details like CLmax in various conditions and maximum load factor are given in section 8. (CDO )W is given as : (CDo )W = Cfw 1 + L 72 t c Swet Sref wing . and miscellaneous contributions respectively.2 . geometric parameters of wing. weights. (CDo )W B is then given as : (CDo )W B = (CDo )W + (CDo )B SB Sref The suffix B denotes fuselage and SB is the maximum frontal area of fuselage.1 Estimation of (CDo )W B Initially.6 as suggested by [6].07 m/s Flight Speed : 236.056 m/s Weight of the Airplane : 59175 kgf 9.

12m/s. Sexposedplanf orm = 14. a = 295.596m M = 0.59 − 1.2 × 0.Here.11 − 1.34 = 0.314 Swetw Hence.6.543 × 105 k 1.116m 16.90536 × 10−5 k = 1.315m = 3.0025 (lb /d)3 73 lb d Swet SB Sbase Sref 215.90536 × 10−5 .11 2 1.596 l = = 3.116 + 1.12 × 3.59m.31 × 106 3.59 × = 5.015 × 10−5 m corresponds to standard camouflage paint. Also µ = 3. (Swet )e is the wetted area of the exposed wing. average application (from [4]).59m.34m.2 × 0. Hence Re = 3. The Cfw is then measured from the graph in [6] as Cfw = 0.11m and df us = 3.00265 (1 + 1. the Reynolds number used to determine the turbulent flat plate skin friction coefficient is based on the mean aerodynamic chord ce of the exposed wing. (CDf )w = 0.07m/s ⇒ V = 177. 177.8 = 0.34 3.00265 (t/c)avg = 14% and (t/c)max at x/c > 0.2622 = 5.341 × 2 = 92.14) (CDo )B is given as: (CDO )B = (CDf )B + (CDp )B + CDb 60 (CDO )B = CfB 1 + + 0.596 = 16. Hence cre = 5.41(1 + 1.795 = 14. Now cr = 5.2.015 × 10−5 The Recutof f corresponding to the above l/k is 30 × 106 .14) = 215.00598 111.262 5.116 2 1 + 0.262 + 0.59 − λe = ce (b/2)e 5.3 ⇒ L = 1. b/2 = 16.63 5. ct = 1. Hence.262 = 16.8m2 + CDb f us .41m2 2 = 2 × 92.116 3 1 + 0.

However the details regarding the exposed tail area etc.01138 111.. The Cfw is then measured from the graph in [6] as Cfw = 0. since base area is almost zero.00598 + 0.0576 (∆CD )canopy is taken as 0. (CDf )B = 0.59) 10.59m Reb = 177.002. In the absence of the detailed data on the shape of fuselage at rear etc.12 × 33 = 149.12 = 0.1. would be needed.lf = 33.75 × π × 3. 74 .0019 60 279 + 0.015 × 10−5 m corresponds to standard camouflage paint.905 × 10−5 k = 1. Hence (CDO )B = 0.0524 + 0.00524 3 (33/3.0019 × 279 = 0.59 × 33 = 279m2 π × 3.0596 Finally we have: (CDo )W B = 0.12m2 SB = 4 Hence. average application.0019 (Swet )f us = 0.015 × 10 The Recutof f corresponding to the above l/k is 2.592 = 10.12 CDb is assumed to be zero. wherein CDf = 0. Hence 33 l = = 32.12 (CDp )B = 0.0025 for both horizontal and vertical tails.6 × 106 3.0524 10.00524 + 0 = 0.0596 9.51 × 105 −5 k 1.59) = 0.63 Estimation of (CDo )V and (CDo )H The estimation of (CDo )H and (CDo )V can be done in a manner similar to that for the wing.0m and dmax = 3.6 × 108 . a simplified approach given in [6] is adopted. Hence (CDO )B = 0.2 10.0025 × (33/3.

Nacelle For calculating drag due to the nacelles we use the short cut method for which we have: Swet (CDo )nacelle = 0.0025(28.1.79m2 .1.69 − 5) = 0.SW = 2(Sh + Sv ) Hence.0018 111.8948.006 × 9.71 + 25.63 75 . Also (Sf f us = 0.5 Induced Drag The induced drag component has the Oswald’s efficiency factor e which is estimated by adding the effect of all the aircraft components on induced drag. (ewing )Λ=0 = 0.01138 + 0.3 1 = 0.122 = 0.97 × cos (27.02 [0.24 from [12]. Hence 1 ef us = 0. λ = 0.97 for AR = 9.0725 111. Finally we get: (CDo )nacelle = 0. The rough estimate of e can be obtained from: 1 1 1 1 = + + e ewing ef uselage eother From [9] ewing = (ew )Λ=0 cos(Λ − 5) where Λ is the wing sweep.79 × 2 = 0.006 × Sref where.43) 9.8 for a round /S) fuselage. Swet is the wetted area of nacelle.1.0018] = 0. Here Swet = 16. Since we have two nacelles the total drag will be twice of this. we get the CDo of the airplane as CDo = 1.63 Taking 2% for the interference drag (from [6]).0159 (80) 9.8 × 10. (CDo )hv = 0.0024 + 0.0024 111.63 (79) Estimation of Misc Drag . 1/e Hence ewing = 0.3.4 CDo of the airplane 16.

0159 + 0.8948−1 = 0.6 0.0725 + 0.3 × 0.05 1 1 = = 0.8064 Final Drag Polar 2 CD = 0.8064 + 0.05 1 = 0.04244 πAe π × 9.04244 × CL (81) Figure 9: Subsonic Drag Polar 76 .1 eother Finally we have: e= Hence K= 9.1.

77 .6hr−1 under cruise conditions based on the value recommended by [4]. The SFC variation is also given in [8]. Chapter 9 of [8] contains these variations for turbofan engines with various bypass ratios. the variations of thrust and SFC with speed and altitude are needed. the sea level static thrust rating for the chosen engine. The Thrust variations versus Mach number with altitude as parameters are given in non-dimensional form for take-off.2. • The maximum lift to drag ratio ((L/D)max ) is given by (L/D)max = 1 2 CDo K Using equation 81.2 Engine Characteristics To calculate the performance. but is taken as 0. are shown in Figures 10 and 11. cruise and climb ratings.Remark • The polar given by 81 is valid at subcritical Mach numbers. (L/D)max is 19.9 kN. these are obtained by interpolating values at 36000 and 40000 ft and are used for computation of performance at these altitudes. which is typical of modern jet transport airplanes. The increase in CDo and K at higher Mach numbers is discussed in section 4.25. Figure 10 also contains (a) the variation of thrust with Mach number at sea level with take-off rating. The values multiplied by 97. • It may be noted that the parabolic polar is an approximation and is not valid beyond CLmax . It is not accurate close to CL = 0 and CL = CLmax 9. The values were read from the curves and later smoothed. (b) variations of climb thrust with Mach number at h = 38000 and 39000 ft.

78 Figure 10: Take Off for sea level and Climb Thrust per engine for various altitudes .

79 Figure 11: Cruise Thrust per engine for various altitudes .

We note that W/S = 5195N/m2 . 80 .4 without flaps.9. The values of stalling speed at different altitudes and flap settings are tabulated in Table 6 and shown in Figure 12.1 Stalling speed 2W ρSCL (84) (85) In level flight. V = (86) Since CL cannot exceed CLmax .3 Level Flight Performance In steady Level flight.3. The flight speed at CL = CLmax is called the stalling speed and is denoted by Vs Vs = 2W ρSCLmax (87) Since ρ decreases with altitude. Vs increases with height. the equations of motion.7 with landing flaps and CLmax = 1. CLmax = 2. in standard notation are T −D = 0 L−W = 0 (82) (83) 1 2 1 ρV SCL =⇒ W = ρV 2 SCL 2 2 1 2 D = ρV SCD = T 2 L = 9. there is a flight speed below which level flight is not possible.

37 8000 0.56 11000 0.04 2000 1.80 102.27 Table 6: Variation of stalling speed with altitude Figure 12: Stalling speed Vs Altitude 81 .83 4000 0.86 61.525 118.09 96.06 76.412 134.59 10000 0.006 85.52 111.659 106.87 85.83 12000 0.363 142.819 95.4) Vs (CLmax = 2.310 154.h ρ Vs (CLmax = 1.7) 3 (m) (kg/m ) (m/s) (m/s) 0 1.225 77.83 56.54 6000 0.18 68.

Hence CDo and K are expected to become functions of Mach number above Mcruise . • The drag at each altitude is found as a function of velocity using the drag polar and the level flight formulae given below.04244.9. we consider the drag polars of B-727 given in Volume 6.2 Variation of Vmin and Vmax with Altitude To determine the Vmin and Vmax at each altitude. 2 ∗ (W/S) ρV 2 2 CD = CDo + KCL 1 2 Drag = ρV SCD 2 Tavail = f (M ) CL = Where CDo = 0. the cruise Mach number (Mcruise ) for this airplane is 0. • The engine thrust as a function of velocity at each altitude is obtained from the smoothed data. the following procedure is adopted.8. Chapter 5 of [13]. To get some guidelines about variations of CDo and K. (88) (89) (90) (91) However. These drag polars are shown in the Figure 13 as discrete points.0159 and K = 0.3. 82 .

It is seen that there is no significant increase in 83 . The values of CDo and K for the various Mach numbers are given in the Table 7.01668 0.01792 K 0.88 CDo 0. Symbols are data from [13] and Solid lines are the parabolic fits These polars were approximated by the parabolic polar expression 2 namely CD = CDo + K × CL .86 0.76 0.Figure 13: Drag polars at different Mach numbers for B727-100. The parabolic fit is also shown in Figure 13.103 Table 7: Variation of CDo and K with Mach number (Parabolic fit) The variations in CDo and K with Mach number are plotted in the Figures 14 and 15.08183 0.04969 0.84 0.82 0.06807 0.01634 0.01695 0. M 0.01631 0.01733 0.7 0.06101 0.05257 0.

based on B727-100 data is taken as follows.11 × (M − 0.11 × (M − 0. CDo = 0.0159 − 0.8) + 0.76)2 + 20.8)2 + 20.8)2 K = 0.76) + 0. This is expected to be the cruise Mach number for the airplane (B727-100).8)3 (94) (95) 84 .76)3 (93) In the case of the present airplane. The variations of CDo and K above Mcruise and upto M = 0.001 × (M − 0.05257 + (M − 0.76.0455 + (M − 0.Figure 14: Variation of CDo with Mach number CDo and K upto M = 0.76 to M = 0. CDo = 0.8.01634 − 0. the cruise Mach number is 0.0 × (M − 0.9.001 × (M − 0.0 × (M − 0.86. Following analytical expressions have been found to closely represent the changes in CDo and K from M = 0.76)2 (92) K = 0.

25000. 16 to 21. The calculations are carried out for h = 0. Hence in the Figures. the portion of the Vmin curve below Vs is shown as dotted lines. the stalling speed also needs to be taken in to account. i. as the drag polar is not valid there.8 m using Tavail as climb thrust and cruise thrust.L. 85 . 30000 and 36000 ft. 9144 and 10972. 7620.Figure 15: Variation of K with Mach number • The thrust available and thrust required curves are plotted at each altitude as a function of velocity.e S. 3048. Vs is taken for CLmax without flaps. 4572. The points of intersection give the Vmin and Vmax at each altitude. To arrive at Vmin . Results are presented only for climb thrust case. 10000. 15000.

649 Table 8: Variation of Vmin and Vmax Figure 16: Available and Required Thrust at S.630 235.896 243.595 < Vs < Vs 275.L 0 10000 3048 15000 4572 25000 7620 30000 9144 36000 10972 38000 11582 38995 11884 Vs 77.L 86 .054 169.929 279.071 253.613 283.278 142.854 271.292 127.865 235.557 153.h h (in ft) (in m) S.471 229.154 217.755 176.483 238.300 < Vs < Vs 272.579 98.060 280.833 90.594 149.159 Vmin (m/s) Vmin (m/s) Vmax (m/s) Vmax (m/s) Tcr Tclimb Tcr Tclimb < Vs < Vs 258.386 200.131 116.671 258.370 < Vs < Vs 272.676 248.711 269.291 < Vs < Vs 267.

Figure 17: Available and Required Thrust at h = 3048.0m 87 .0m Figure 18: Available and Required Thrust at h = 4572.

Figure 19: Available and Required Thrust at h = 7620.0m 88 .0m Figure 20: Available and Required Thrust at h = 9144.

Figure 21: Available and Required Thrust at h = 10972.8m Figure 22: Variation of Vmin and Vmax with altitude 89 .

we adopt the following procedure.G of the airplane moves along a straight line inclined to the horizontal at an angle γ. • Choose a flight speed. 1 2kW 2 C = Tavail − ρV 2 SCDo − (99) 2 ρV 2 S Since altitude and flight velocity have been chosen. Noting that CL = 2W cos γ/ρSV 2 . acceleration is zero and the equations of motion can be written as: T − D − W sin γ = 0 L − W cos γ = 0 (96) (97) To calculate the variation of rate of climb with flight velocity at different altitudes. Since the flight is steady. the thrust available is read from the climb thrust curves in 10. • Choose an altitude. the C. we get CD = CDo + K Also Vc = V sin γ cos γ = Using the above equations. 1 ρV 2 S 2 Vc V +B Vc V +C = 0 (98) B = −W . Further the variation of CDo and K with Mach number is taken as in Equations 94 and 95. The velocity of flight is assumed to be constant during the climb.9.4 Steady Climb In this flight. 2 2W cos γ ρSV 2 1− Vc2 V2 A A= kW 2 . 90 .

0 738.2 36000 10972.0 25000 7620.6 1.5 0.0 487.4 41.34 167. The entire procedure is then repeated for various altitudes. The variations of (R/C) and γ with velocity and with altitude as parameters are shown in Figure 23 and 25.1 188.0 313.41 198.2 30000 9144.5 15000 4572.7 6.2 234.7 2. h h (R/C)max V(R/C)max (in ft) (in m) (in m/min) (in m/s) 0 0.0 867.8 γmax (in degrees) 8.43 212. A summary of results is presented in table 9.7 1.7 164.8 115. The variations of (R/C)max and γmax with altitude are shown in Figure 24 and 26.5 111.57 236.6 125.16 174.0 1086.0 as sin γ cannot be greater than unity. We choose the value which is less that 1.58 236.0 4. The variations of V(R/C)max and Vγmax with altitude are shown in Figure 27 and 28.63 149.8 Table 9: Climb Performance 91 .0 Vγmax (in m/s) 88.0 230.2 0.1 38000 11582. Hence γ = sin−1 (Vc /V ) Vc = V sin γ (100) (101) • This procedure is repeated for various speeds between Vmin and Vmax .0 235.• Equation 98 gives 2 values of Vc /V .88 235.7 10000 3048.5 0.9 38995 11885.

Figure 23: Rate of Climb Vs Velocity for various altitudes Figure 24: Maximum Rate of Climb Vs Altitude 92 .

Figure 25: Angle of Climb Vs Velocity for various altitudes Figure 26: Maximum angle of Climb Vs Altitude 93 .

Figure 27: Velocity at Maximum Rate of Climb Vs Altitude Figure 28: Velocity at Maximum angle of Climb Vs Altitude 94 .

The service cieling at which (R/C)max = 50m/min is 11. The discontinuties in slope in Figures 27 and 28 at high velocities are due to the change in drag polar as the Mach number exceeds 0. From Figure 24.Remarks 1.88 km. 2.8.55 km 95 . the absolute cieling (at which (R/C)max is zero) is 11.

94 × Wf The values of endurance (in hours) are obtained by dividing the expression for range by 3.205 × W1 Allowing 6% fuel as trapped fuel. 96 .94 and 95. W2 becomes W2 = W1 − 0. The values of Range(R) and Endurance(E) in flight at different velocities are presented in Table 10 and are plotted in Figures 29 and 30. W1 = Wo = 59175 × 9.6V where V is in m/s. The cruising altitude taken is h = 10972m.6V tan−1 ρV 2 S T SF C KCdo K 2W2 − tan−1 Cdo ρV 2 S K Cdo (102) where W1 is the weight of the aircraft at the start of the cruise and W2 is the weight of the aircraft at the end of the cruise. TSFC is taken to be constant as 0. the range of the aircraft in a constant altitude and constant velocity cruise is studied. Range is given by the formula R= 2W1 3.5 Range and Endurance In this section.9. The variation of drag polar above M = 0.8 is given by Equation.81N Wf = 0.6hr−1 .

Figure 29: Constant Velocity Range at h = 10972 m Figure 30: Endurance at h = 10972 m Remarks 1. It is observed that the maximum range of 5600 km is obtained at a velocity of 239m/s (860 kmph). Corresponding Mach number is 0.81 97 .

089 0.75 0.444 0.3 6.705 259.803 253.80 0.57 4691.032 0.3 4. (742 kmph).454 0.1 5.80 5095.028 0.027 0. This can be explained based on two factors namely (i) the range increases as the flight speed increases (ii) after Mcruise is exceeded.465 0.544 221.17 19.M 0.001 241.488 0.791 206. 3.85 hours occurs in a flight at V = 206m/s.754 256.5 6. The safe range would be about two-thirds of this.83 0.6 6. 98 .285 177.78 18.61 3608.52 R E (in km) (in hours) 2979.853 250.051 0. The maximum endurance of 6.050 239.84 0.911 0.655 CL 1.030 0.041 0.50 0.77 5599.066 0.72 19.7 6.531 162.20 4242.036 0.36 17.513 0.35 5352.55 0.65 16.60 0.085 0.82 0.51 5527.48 17.59 5602.902 247.952 244.035 0.88 V (in m/s) 147.027 0.18 4189.81 0. CDo and K increase thus reducing (L/D)max .76 12. It can noted that the endurance is roughly constant over a speed range of 190 m/s to 230 m/s.23 18. The range calculated above is the gross still air range.583 0. the safe range would be 3733km.777 0.85 0.0 6.82 18.027 0.038 191.424 CD 0.95 18.29 13.6 6.476 0.297 236.07 5070.030 0. In the present case.13 10.87 0.2 5.62 15.65 0.8 6.86 0. 2.670 0.8 4.500 0.50 Table 10: Range and Endurance in Constant Velocity flight at h = 10972m (36000f t) which is slightly higher than the Mach number beyond which CDo and K increase.70 0.433 0.85 5396.027 0.75 16.0 6.312 1.3 3.0 5.07 3275.64 3758.2 6.68 4691.040 L/D 14.

˙ The following procedure is used to obtain rmin and ψmax 1. A flight speed and altitude are chosen and the level flight lift coefficient CLL is obtained as : CLL = 2(W/S) ρV 2 2. These equations give: V2 r = g tan φ V g tan φ ˙ ψ = = r V L 1 Load Factor n = = W cos φ ˙ where n = L/W . the performance of the airplane in a steady. In this case. then the turn is limited by the engine output. If CLmax /CLL < nmax . However if CLmax /CLL > nmax .9. level turn is studied. then the turn is limited by CLmax and CLT1 = CLmax . then the turn is limited by nmax . where nmax is the maximum load factor for which the aircraft is designed. 3. ψ is the rate of turn and r is the radius of turn. From the drag polar.6 Turning Performance In this section. CDT1 is obtained corresponding to CLT1 . where Ta is the available thrust at that speed and altitude. the maximum permissible value of CD in turning flight is found from CDT = 99 Ta 1 ρV 2 S 2 . Then 1 DT 1 = ρV 2 SCDT1 2 If DT 1 > Ta . co-ordinated. and CLT1 = nmax CLL . The equations of motion in this case are: T −D = 0 W − L cos φ = 0 W L sin φ = g where φ is the angle of bank.

32.3617 66.83 138. 12.930 2.38 1383.1437 0. v 78.0974 0.173 1.36 2609.0927 Table 11: A typical turning flight performance at Sea level 100 .8192 71.0285 0.83 241. 4.993 3.83 n 1.83 218.1742 0.63 747.596 1. The above steps are then repeated for various speeds and altitudes.132 0.363 r (in m) 2767.331 2.83 118.6607 71.4 and nmax = 3.026 1.70 787. then the turn is not limited by the engine output and the value of CLT calculated in step (ii) is retained.41 911.83 198.892 1. 34 respectively present (a) radius of turn with velocity and with altitude as parameter.60 1115.1603 0.1255 0.83 98. the values of φ. A typical turning flight performance estimation is presented in Table 11.4000 64. 33.From the above relation.21 683.080 2.0062 70.482 0.2376 69. (b) minimum radius of turn with altitude.5189 70.1235 0.50 1772. CLmax = 1.3826 67.43 2452.494 Clt φ (in degrees) 1.573 2. the value of CLT is calculated as CLT = CDT − CDo K However if DT 1 < Ta .4000 12. the load factor during the turn is determined as n= CLT CLL ˙ Once n is known.1738 0.112 0.20 ˙ ψ 0. Once CLT is known.612 2.053 0. In these calculations.670 1.83 178. r and ψ can be calulated using the equations given above.089 3.83 238.1858 0.5 are assumed.813 2.045 0.4000 51. (c) rate of turn with velocity and with altitude as parameter and (d) maximum rate of turn with altitude. Figures 31.83 158. The variation of turning flight performance with altitude is shown in Table.

Figure 31: Radius of Turn Vs Velocity at various altitudes Figure 32: Velocity at Rmin Vs Altitude 101 .

˙ Figure 33: ψ Vs Speed at various altitudes

˙ Figure 34: Velocity at ψmax Vs Altitude

102

h rmin Vrmin (in m) (in m) (in m/s) 0.0 666 126.8 3048.0 945 132.6 4572.0 1155 135.1 7620.0 1971 138.3 9144.0 3247 151.3 10972.8 8582 211.0

˙ ψmax 0.1910 0.1410 0.1170 0.0731 0.0513 0.0256

Vψmax ˙ (in m/s) 127.8 133.6 136.1 165.3 187.3 231.0

Table 12: Turning flight performance

Remarks ˙ 1. The maximum value of ψ is 0.191 and occurs at a speed of 127.8m/s at sea level. 2. The minimum radius of turn is 666 m and occurs at a speed of 126.8m/s at sea level. 3. The various graphs show a discontinuity in slope when the criterion which limits the turn changes from nmax to thrust available.

9.7

Take-off distance

In this section, the take off performance of the airplane is evaluated. The take-off distance consists of take-off run, transition and climb to screen height. Rough estimates of the distance covered in these phases can be obtained by writing down the appropriate equations of motion. However the estimates are approximate and [4] recommends the following formulae for take-off distance and balance field length based on the take-off parameter. This parameter is defined as: Take Off Parameter = W/S σCLT O (T /W ) (103)

where W/S is wing loading in lb/f t2 , CLT O is 0.8 × CLland = 0.8 × 2.7 = 2.16 and σ is the density ratio at take-off altitude. In the present case: W = 5195N/m2 = 108.2lb/f t2 ; S

CLT O = 0.8×2.7 = 2.16; 103

σ = 1.0(sea level)

and

T 2 × 97.9kN = = 0.3373 W 59175 × 9.81

Hence 108.2 = 148.86 (104) 1.0 × 2.16 × 0.3373 From [4], the take off distance, over 50’, is 2823 or 861m. The balance field length for the present case of two engined airplane is 6000 or 1829m. Take Off Parameter = Remark It may be noted that the balance field length is more than twice the take off distance itself.

9.8

Landing distance

In this section the landing distance of the airplane is calculated. From [4] the landing distance for commericial airliners is given by the formula Sland = 80 W S 1 σCLmax + 1000f t (105)

where W/S is in lbs/f t2 . In the present case: • (W/S)land = 0.85 × (W/S)takeof f = 0.85 × 108.5 = 92.225lb/f t2 • CLmax = 2.7 • σ = 1.0 Hence Sland = 80 × 92.225 1 + 1000 = 3732f t = 1138m 1.0 ∗ 2.7 (106)

104

Vrmin 105 . 2. Vγmax • maximum rate of turn. endurance.9 Concluding remarks 1. 3. maximum speed. Vs • maximum speed. minimum speed. Vmax • minimum speed as dictated by thrust. take-off and landing. Vminthrust • maximum rate of climb. V(R/C)max • maximum angle of climb. steady climb.9. The performance approximately corresponds to that of B737-200. range. Figure 35 presents the variation with altitude of the characteristic velocities corresponding to • stalling speed. turning. Vψmax ˙ • minimum radius of turn. Performance of a typical commercial airliner has been estimated for stalling speed.

106 Figure 35: Flight Envelope .

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