Accession Number : AD0704133

Title :   COMPUTER AIDED ADVANCED DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE OF AIRBORNE VEHICLES,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Gebman,Jean R.

Report Date : MAR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : The results of the pilot investigation of the feasibility of computer aided military operations research of airborne vehicles indicates that (1) present computer technology represents a vast, virtually untapped resource; (2) the airborne vehicle design and performance analysis problem can be effectively modularized down to the level of superposing basic building block analyses of fundamental hardware components; (3) a diverse spectrum of vehicle configurations can be effectively handled by a single generalized system of computer programs assembled into logical subsystems which are independent of the vehicle configuration; (4) the design and assemblage of such a generalized system requires a thorough understanding of the computer hardware, the software programming language being used, and indeed, the engineering aspects of structures, aerodynamics, propulsion and performance. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MILITARY RESEARCH, PLANNING), (*AEROSPACE CRAFT, DESIGN), COMPUTERS, REVIEWS, MILITARY SUPPLIES, MISSION PROFILES

Subject Categories : Research and Experimental Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE