Conceptual Optimal Design of Environmentally Friendly Airliners: A Review of Available Methodologies and their Integration into a Consistent Framework for Everyday UsePaulo Eduardo Cypriano da Silva Magalhães and Bento Silva de Mattos*
Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica, Praça Marechal do Ar Eduardo Gomes, 50 São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil
- *Corresponding Author:
- Bento Silva de Mattos
Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica, Praça
Marechal do Ar Eduardo Gomes, 50 São
José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: October 19, 2015; Accepted date: October 30, 2015; Published date: November 05, 2015
Citation: da Silva Magalhães PEC, de Mattos BS (2015) Conceptual Optimal Design of Environmentally Friendly Airliners: A Review of Available Methodologies and their Integration into a Consistent Framework for Everyday Use. Sensor Netw Data Commun 4:126. doi:10.4172/2090-4886.1000126
Copyright: © 2015 da Silva Magalhães PEC, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Airplane design involves complex system integration and must comply with a set of requirements, which are set up by certification authorities, customers, manufacturing, and that coming from market studies. From the traditional perspective of an airline, an interesting airplane is one that is capable of generating the highest revenue with minimum cost-a maximum profit airplane. In later years, however, the airline industry is swiftly broadening its consideration of what constitutes a nice-to-buy airplane. Not only economics but also environmental considerations are taking part in fleet-planning considerations-a trend spurred by environmental-aware passengers. In a move to comply with this trend, airplane conceptual design has incorporated methodologies for preliminary assessment of airplane noise and emissions. As more approaches become available to address these issues, the choice between the most suitable methodologies becomes tougher. The present work analyzes some methodologies in order to select a subset of them. The objective is the evaluation of such methodologies and their integration into a framework to airliner conceptual design. In order to test the design methodologies and the optimization techniques, the authors selected two test airplane categories: first, a long range, transcontinental jet; and a mid-size regional jet. Design tasks based on optimization with noise footprint, direct operational cost, and emission profile or a combination of them as objectives are presented and analyzed.