Weekly Event Update - 4/14

4/14/2020 6:10:27 PM   SAE Aero Design Series

A few quick updates from the SAE Aero Design Program Manager:

  • Oral presentations are tentatively scheduled for May 15th. These presentations will be scheduled out and hosted on a web-based tool such as WebEx or Zoom in the weeks leading up to the Virtual Event Day.

  • Teams will be receiving a survey via email tomorrow, April 15th regarding which time frames would be best for you and your team to present given the current situation of team members being spread across the country and globe. Please make sure to complete the survey or risk being assigned an inopportune time to present. The survey will remain open for ONE WEEK.

  • Once the presentations are scheduled out, you will receive a WebEx calendar invitation from one our staff members for your allotted time slot on the 15th.

  • SAE Aero Design sponsors and volunteers are working hard at outlining a great schedule of sponsor skillshop sessions and expert sessions. Three tentatively confirmed sessions that will be held during the Virtual Event will be:

Takeoff - Modeling the Physics That Separates Airplanes from Cars
Elevate your performance analysis with data! Learn to use MATLAB to incorporate your performance data into a physics-based simulation of acceleration, rollout, and takeoff. In a competition that encourages teams to maximize their payloads, higher fidelity tools and understanding will show you just how far you can push the envelope!

Success in SAE Aero Design – How Modeling and Simulation can help!
Modeling and Simulation help you gain insights into your design while saving time and money! Learn how MathWorks tools can help you model systems, optimize and tune designs and win! This session will introduce you to MathWorks tools like MATLAB, Simulink and Aerospace Blockset for applications like vehicle modeling, sensitivity analysis and mission simulations.

Mass Properties - Weight Management and Optimization, the Ultimate Balancing Act
Learn about and get comfortable with one of the most critical properties required for successful aircraft design. Understanding weight and mass in aircraft design will help you design efficient and effective vehicles. Mass properties influence all aspects of aircraft design, control, manufacture, and maintenance. Be prepared to tackle the, sometimes confounding world of weight balance and the effects on stability. Be the weight czar on your next project!

More information to come next week!