7. Fuselage Design

  1. Mohammad H. Sadraey

Published Online: 19 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118352700.ch7

Aircraft Design: A Systems Engineering Approach

Aircraft Design: A Systems Engineering Approach

How to Cite

Sadraey, M. H. (2012) Fuselage Design, in Aircraft Design: A Systems Engineering Approach, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118352700.ch7

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



  • fuselage design;
  • fuselage, the third most important aircraft component;
  • functional analysis and design flowchart;
  • fuselage as aircraft component housing the pilot cockpit;
  • fuselage configuration design and internal arrangement;
  • fuselage configuration, function of internal arrangements;
  • cockpit design, enabling pilot control of aircraft from flight deck;
  • optimum length-to-diameter ratio, fuselage design parameters;
  • fuselage design steps, for conventional aircrafts;
  • design example, and major design parameters


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Functional Analysis and Design Flowchart

  • Fuselage Configuration Design and Internal Arrangement

  • Ergonomics

  • Cockpit Design

  • Passenger Cabin Design

  • Cargo Section Design

  • Optimum Length-to-Diameter Ratio

  • Other Fuselage Internal Segments

  • Lofting

  • Fuselage Design Steps

  • Design Example

  • Problems

  • References