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(AUTONOMOUS)

Shamshabad 501 218, Hyderabad


Code No: A1719
B.Tech VI Semester Regular Examinations, MAY 2014

FLIGHT VEHICLE DESIGN


Time: 3 hours

Max. Marks: 75

Answer all Questions


All Questions Carry Equal Marks
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Unit. I
a. At the conceptual design phase of an aircraft, what do you understand by the
Performance requirements of the aircraft? Explain in detail.
b. Draw the three views of the layout of a 60 seater high subsonic aircraft.
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An antisubmarine turbo jet aircraft is designed for a loiter of three hours at a
distance of 3,000 km from the base. The crew weighs 400 kg and payload weigh
4600 kg. The aircraft cruises at Mach 0.6 at an altitude of 10 km, where the speed of
sound can be taken to be 300 m/s. The maximum value of (L/D) is 16. Calculate the
omission fuel weight fraction of the aircraft if the specific fuel consumption is 0.015
grams per Newton per second.
b Draw specifications for a business (executive) jet airplane to perform short haul
service with a seating capacity for eight (8) passengers. Make use of sketches and
graphs to illustrate your answer.
Unit. II
a. i. Derive the wing loading W/S, for a jet aircraft for cruise as a function of dynamic
pressure and parasite drag coefficient.
ii. What is obstacle clearance distance? How does it depend on the type of Aircraft?
Explain.
b. Describe the maneuver loads acting on an aircraft and its V - n diagram.
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a. i. Define approach speed and touch-down speed. Also, express them in terms of stall
speed Vstall.
ii. Define the landing distance for a civil general aviation aircraft, transport air-craft
(airliner), and military aircraft as per FAR (Federal Aviation Regulationsof US).
b. Explain the term `Longitudinal Control Line'. How do you generate the outer profile
of the fuselage of an aircraft using longitudinal control lines. Explain in detail with
neat sketches.
Unit. III
a. Derive the expression for the load factor, `n', in terms of lift, thrust and weight of
the aircraft for maximum instantaneous turn.
b Discuss airfoil aerodynamic characteristics of 6 digit NACA airfoils. Use good
sketches. Discuss in particular (Cl)max versus t/c (thickness to chord ratio).
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a i. Write the force equations for an aircraft in steady climb, with the help of a
sketch.

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ii. From this, derive the expression for the vertical velocity component.
iii. Express this equation in terms of T/W ratio and K (drag - due - to - lift
factor) and wing loading W/S.
iv. Derive the expression for velocity corresponding to best rate of climb for a jet
aircraft.
i. Discuss the aerodynamic and structural designs of wing - fuselage junction.
ii. Differentiate between determinate and indeterminate structures. Give practi-cal
examples of each.
Unit. IV
Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the following structural
components/configurations
of the airplane:
i. Canard
ii. Wing sweep
iii. Wing location on the fuselage
iv. Wing taper
v. Wing dihedral angle
a) Define fineness ratio of the fuselage.
(b) While designing the fuselage of a passenger aircraft, what are the factors to
be considered?
(c) Explain how you go about deciding the fuselage shape and dimensions for 150
passenger aircraft.
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Write short notes, with neat sketches, on
i. Compression lift in supersonic flight
ii. Aerodynamic `fixes' on wings and fuselage
iii. Isobars on wings
iv. Determination of wetted area
i. Explain leading edge suction.
ii. Explain Oswald's efficiency factor (e)
iii. Derive the expression for maximum value of K (Drag - due - to - lift factor)
Unit. V
Explain the major differences in the designs of the fuselages of a fighter and a
bomber plane. Justify your answer. Draw neat sketches.
i. Make the conceptual sketch of a supersonic stealth bomber.
ii. Describe the means of reducing radar detectability of a bomber.
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i. What are the various factors involved in deciding the location of the wing with
respect to the fuselage and explain them?
ii. Write short notes on conic shape parameter with sketch?
Draw the three view of front view,top view,side view.

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