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Training

formation donnée en juin 2010 à l'Université de Beihang (Pékin)
Training given in juin 2010 at Beihang University (Beijing)

1 day to 1 week

OAD regularly organises training sessions in businesses and academic institutions (universities, training centres, research institutes, etc.). We adapt our training solutions to the level of the participants as well as to the teachers’ requirements. The courses can last anything from 1 day to 1 week.

1-day training course

Training courses lasting 8 hours provide an overview of the process of designing an airplane, with a focus on the concept study. This training is often provided in-house as well as in schools or training centres.
At the end of the training course, the pupil will have a relatively accurate idea of the procedure to follow when designing an airplane.

Programme

  • Introduction to aeronautical vocabulary (FR/EN)
  • Introduction to the “Airplane” system. Description and critical analysis of different configurations
  • Introduction to the design process: concept study, preliminary study, detailed study
  • Introduction to the analysis process (reverse engineering)
  • Introduction to the modelling process: initial estimate of the geometry of the plane as well as the necessary power
  • Estimate of the costs (market price)

1-week training course

Training courses lasting 40 hours provide the opportunity for a much more detailed study of airplane design, giving participants the chance to emulate the work done by a design office in 1 week. Theory is backed up by practical case studies with technical notes and videos, giving an accurate idea of the role of the engineer in a design office.

At the end of the training course, the pupil will be able to create a pilot study on the basis of the client’s specifications to the appropriate order of magnitude.
The training is given to a maximum of 20 pupils at a time, in English or bilingually. A typical 1-week course will include the following:

Programme

  • Introduction to aeronautical vocabulary (FR/EN)
  • Introduction to the “Airplane” system. Description and critical analysis of different configurations
  • Introduction to the design process: concept study, preliminary study, detailed study
  • Introduction to the analysis process (reverse engineering)
  • Analysis of a specific plane. Analysis of the results, statistical analysis, weight breakdown, aerodynamic analysis, definition of the required masses and aerodynamics
  • Introduction to the modelling process (iterative optimisation process)
  • Modelling with fixed objectives: initial estimate of the geometry of the airplane as well as the necessary power
  • Modelling with fixed resources: calculating the geometry, performance, stability, optimising the profile of the weight-bearing surfaces
  • Modelling with fixed geometry: checking for non-compliance, visualising the overall effect of a modification on the airplane “system”
  • Validation: checking feasibility, test flights using a flight simulator
  • Estimate of the costs (market price)
  • Preparation of the project proposal
  • Presentation of the pilot studies
  • Final test: create the pilot study, by hand, for an airplane using simplified specifications and order of magnitude.

Method

The class is divided into several groups of 4 people. Each group is a design office. The same specifications are given to everybody. Each group is asked to carry out a concept study for a plane to comply with the specifications provided by the client (the trainer). At the end of the week, 2 hours are spent on the presentations for the different projects.

 

 

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