Configuration-independent initial sizing method for uam/evtol vehicles

Rodra W. Hascaryo, Jason M. Merret

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Abstract

Urban Air Mobility (UAM) vehicles have been proposed to mitigate urban traffic gridlock and reduce their associated air pollution [1]. Currently, many of these electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft are being developed worldwide under various configurations. The purpose of this paper is to present a method for sizing that is independent of the vehicle configuration to provide a quick viability estimate of eVTOL concepts. Performance parameters such as range, speed, and payload capacity are computed along with general physical parameters like wing area and disk area to provide power requirement estimate and vehicle weight. The weight is used to indicate viability of the vehicle concept and its associated assumptions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIAA AVIATION 2020 FORUM
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
Pages16
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)9781624105982
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
EventAIAA AVIATION 2020 FORUM - Virtual, Online
Duration: Jun 15 2020Jun 19 2020

Publication series

NameAIAA AVIATION 2020 FORUM

Conference

ConferenceAIAA AVIATION 2020 FORUM
CityVirtual, Online
Period6/15/206/19/20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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