1. Aircraft Design Fundamentals

  1. Mohammad H. Sadraey

Published Online: 19 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118352700.ch1

Aircraft Design: A Systems Engineering Approach

Aircraft Design: A Systems Engineering Approach

How to Cite

Sadraey, M. H. (2012) Aircraft Design Fundamentals, in Aircraft Design: A Systems Engineering Approach, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118352700.ch1

Author Information

  1. Daniel Webster College, New Hampshire, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 26 OCT 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119953401

Online ISBN: 9781118352700



  • aircraft design fundamentals, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation;
  • aircraft design, a branch of engineering design;
  • design as advanced versions of problem-solving;
  • traditional engineering, problems of concentration on design/creativity;
  • creative thinking and attitudes in design success;
  • CDIO initiative, innovative educational for engineers;
  • delicate balance, design scope, avoiding too much specificity;
  • project management control device, the Gantt chart;
  • importance of a best decision made, and the adverse of a poor one;
  • liability law and torts, negligence from carelessness, not intentional


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction to Design

  • Engineering Design

  • Design Project Planning

  • Decision Making

  • Feasibility Analysis

  • Tort of Negligence

  • References