|Project Summary||Project Information|
The SAE Aero Design competition is an event that challenges engineering students through the design, build, and test of an aircraft. While complying with the rules of the competition specifying design requirements and constraints, as well as mission requirements, university teams are tasked with applying engineering principles and theory in the form of trade-studies to generate a design solution that outperforms other university teams.
There are three classes of competition: The Regular, Advanced, and Micro classes. The Regular class is intended for novices, with the goal being the design and fabrication of an aircraft that can perform controlled flight and execute mission requirements, ultimately while carrying a higher payload than other teams. Additional scoring is also awarded to teams that can accurately predict the payload that their aircraft can lift.
Although RIT has an Aero Design Club that is supposed to participate in the event, it has been absent from the competition since 2008. Prior to 2008, RIT has been inconsistent in participating in the competition annually. This is partly due to the inexperience of the team, the lack of commitment to the project as students are on co-op for parts of the year, and the lack of funding needed to travel and enter the competition. Therefore, to build competence within the Aero Design Club, an MSD team is established to design, build, and test an aircraft conforming to the SAE Aero Rules, with the intent of sharing all knowledge used and gained while completing the project to the club.
Click here for the SAE Aero Regular Class Rules
The project readiness package initiating this project can be viewed by clicking the following link: P16121 PRP
Website DescriptionThis website documents the senior design journey of team P16121. Each page contains a snapshot of the project at the end of each phase. In many cases certain items will make appearances in more than one phase. In these cases the most recent revision is the working copy but the previous appearances are left unchanged as a way of documenting the state of the project at that point in time.
|Member||Technical Role||Team Role||Contact|
|Christopher Jones||Structural Design, Materials Selection||Procurementfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Matthew Zielinski||Structural Design, Electrical and Propulsion Systems||General Supportemail@example.com|
|Ron Manning||Structural Design, CAD||Public Relationsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dom Myren||Structural Design, Project Management, Aerodynamics & Stability & Stress Analysis Support||Project Manageremail@example.com|
|Marc Protacio||Aircraft Configuration, Stability&Control, Aerodynamics/CFD, Stress/FEA||Team Leaderfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Table of Contents
|MSD I & II||MSD I||MSD II|
1. RIT MSD program for providing funding and an opportunity to complete this project
2. Dr. Kolodziej for project completion guidance
3. Professor Wellin for essential component donations
4. RIT Aero Design Club for manufacturing advice
5. Dr. Venkataraman for aircraft design input