FURI | Spring 2019

Automatically Generated Wing Structure Model

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The goal of this project is to analyze aircraft wing structure and use the results to construct an algorithm for automatically determining the optimal wing configuration for a given aircraft. The process of selecting the most effective wing structure involves comparing balsa wood build-ups and a carbon fiber centered design, as well as the exact dimensions of each configuration. The design must withstand all expected flight loads, while minimizing wing deflection and weight. Spring semester research is focused on using the tools developed in Fall to generate 3D models of the optimized wing structure.

Student researcher

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Nikolay Kolesov

Aerospace engineering

Hometown: Cupertino, California

Graduation date: Fall 2019