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Aircraft Intuitive Design (AID)

version 1.2.0.0 (9.15 MB) by Zak Lietzau
An academic tool intended to assist in developing an intuitive understanding of aircraft design.

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Updated 06 Apr 2018

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Editor's Note: This file was selected as MATLAB Central Pick of the Week

By interfacing user-friendly aircraft modeling with rapid aerodynamic analysis, this program visually depicts how various design parameters affect the way an airplane flies. A video demonstrating some of the code's capabilities can be found on the MathWorks website at https://www.mathworks.com/videos/matlab-and-simulink-robotics-arena-building-interactive-design-tools-1509569729395.html.

In addition to built-in, linearized stability approximations that are updated every time the aircraft model is adjusted, the program interfaces with the following software for more advanced analysis:
• Digital DATCOM – U.S. Air Force
• Tornado Vortex Lattice Method – Tomas Melin (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
• AVL (Athena Vortex Lattice Method) – Mark Drela and Harold Youngren (MIT)

This program also gains added functionality from the following open source software:
• DATCOM Plot Interpolation Functions – Prof. Glenn Greiner and Lenny Gartenberg (ERAU, Daytona Beach, FL)
• AVL Input/Output Functions – Joseph Moster (Mathworks File Exchange)
• Datcomimport – MathWorks Aerospace Toolbox – loads DATCOM "for006.dat" file
• NACA456 – Ralph Carmichael (PDAS) – calculates NACA 6-series airfoil ordinates

Please refer to the documentation for information regarding how to use the program (Help > User's Manual)

Cite As

Zak Lietzau (2021). Aircraft Intuitive Design (AID) (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/66770-aircraft-intuitive-design-aid), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2016b
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