Aircrafts have evolved significantly throughout the years, in large part to advances in technology. As technology grows, analytical models of aircrafts have become more accurate and play a more significant role in the design process. This paper examines the integration of commonly used mathematical and structural analysis software to conduct parametric studies on aircraft wing design and aerodynamics analysis for class project. The forces considered in this study include engine, fuel, and lift forces. The engine force is evaluated as a constant point load throughout the duration of the flight, while the fuel weight is changed throughout the flight as it was being consumed. The MATLAB algorithm is set up to analyze one fuel force input which is distributed evenly over the wing at a location where the fuel tank is located. The lift force is estimated using the Schrenk Approximation and the MATLAB algorithm is then used to distribute the lift force over the area of the wing. The methodology developed in this paper shows the potential of efficiently use non-aerodynamic software to produce a detailed preliminary structural analysis of an aircraft wing and the ability to use it in classroom projects.
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