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stigghiola

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May 5, 2016
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Hello everyone, for some years I have been dedicating myself to the aircraft design for pure passion. I was originally using Catia v5 and it's a fantastic modeling tool, but expensive and prohibitive. Then a guy (my current professor of flight mechanics) asked me to enroll in aerospace engineering and so I did, even though I was married and working. So I did and now I am missing 4 exams to graduate. But the desire to design planes has never subsided and so I developed a definition in Grasshopper that allows me to draw planes in curvature continuity with a speed that I don't know around. The process is not limited to the design of the forms, but an automated system for the study of performance and stability has been implemented (although it is a work), therefore the goal is a conceptual design very close to the final aircraft. The idea is to implement, in the future, automatic construction of the structure with automatic calculations. It takes a long time and unfortunately university studies slow me down, however, in the aeromodelling or hobby field it can be considered sufficiently evolved as I can also get orders, currents and ribs in a few seconds. A few other model airplanes have tried the service and liked it. I hope my work will be appreciated and of your interest.
Excuse me for my bad english and Thanks for your attention.



Luca.
 

Riggerrob

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Sep 9, 2014
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Canada
The next step is generative structural design. That will allow a human to input the mission and watch the "solution" spit out the far end of the computer.
Hah!
Hah!
 

PiperCruisin

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Jan 17, 2017
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Idaho
Very cool. Now if it was only in English. :) There is also VSP which could could tie into or with somewhat similar functionality.
 
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