Design Drivers of Energy-Efficient Transport Aircraft
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The fuel energy consumption of subsonic air transportation is examined. The focus is on identification and quantification of fundamental engineering design tradeoffs which drive the design of subsonic tube and wing transport aircraft. The sensitivities of energy efficiency to recent and forecast technology developments are also examined.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
SAE International Journal of Aerospace
Drela, Mark. Design Drivers of Energy-Efficient Transport Aircraft. Warrendale, PA: SAE International, 2011.
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