Extension of AWSOM to Strut-Braced Wings

Bombardier is interested in investigation a novel aircraft configuration known as the strut-braced wing configuration, which is has the potential for improved fuel efficiency relative to current tube and wing aircraft. However, Bombardier’s preliminary multipdisciplinary design optimization tools need to be extended in order to be applicable to this configuration. The intern will extend the capabilities of Bombardier’s tools to enable sizing of strut-braced wing. This will allow accurate estimation of wing weight and stiffness properties of strut-based configurations, thereby facilitating design and evaluation of such configurations. This capability will assist Bombardier as it examines various options for future aircraft.

Faculty Supervisor:

David Zingg


Timothy Chau


Bombardier Aeronautic Inc


Aerospace studies


Aerospace and defense




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