This website contains supplementary material to Dan Raymer's "Aircraft Design: A Conceptual Approach, Sixth Edition", or Roger Schaufele's "The Elements of Aircraft Preliminary Design".

A typical course syllabus covers the basic procedures in aircraft conceptual design, and also describes the contributions of the various technical disciplines, including the necessary trades that must be made to optimize the design.

 

The site also contains recent extra-curricular presentations (as pdfs, so videos are not shown), sample mission specifications, spreadsheets related to aerodynamics, mission sizing and performance and stability and control.  

For questions related to this site, contact:

Tony Hays              ahays@alum.mit.edu

Links to annotations to Dan Raymer's "Aircraft Design: A Conceptual Approach, Sixth Edition"

Links to annotations to Roger Schaufele's "The Elements of Aircraft Preliminary Design"

Classroom presentations, plus other presentations and recent publications

Additional design data, including spreadsheets, and other documents.