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Conditions for Passenger Aircraft Minimum Fuel Consumption, Direct Operating Costs and Environmental Impact

Purpose - Find optimal flight and design parameters for three objectives: minimum fuel consumption, Direct Operating Costs (DOC), and environmental impact of a passenger jet aircraft. ---
Approach - Combining multiple models (this includes aerodynamics, specific fuel consumption, DOC, and equivalent CO2 mass) into one generic model. In this combined model, each objective's importance is determined by a weighting factor. Additionally, the possibility of further optimizing this model by altering an aircraft's wing loading is analyzed. ---
Research limitations - Most models use estimating equations based on first principles and statistical data. ---
Practical implications - The optimal cruise altitude and speed for a specific objective can be approximated for any passenger jet aircraft. ---
Social implications - By using a simple approach, the discussion of optimizing aircraft opens up to a level where everyone can participate. ---
Value - To find a general answer on how to optimize aviation, operational and design-wise, by using a simple approach.
Date January 2019
CreatorsCaers, Brecht
ContributorsScholz, Dieter
PublisherAircraft Design and Systems Group (AERO), Department of Automotive and Aeronautical Engineering, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences,
Source SetsHamburg Universtiy of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg)
Detected LanguageEnglish
TypeText, Master Thesis, doc-type:text, doc-type:masterThesis, info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis, info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion, status-type:publishedVersion, info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
CoverageHamburg, Germany
RightsCopyright by author, CC BY-NC-SA,, info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Relationinfo:eu-repo/semantics/dataset/doi/10.7910/DVN/DLZSDK, Digital Library - Projects & Theses - Prof. Dr. Scholz,

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