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Title:
X-56A Dart: Dynamically-Scaled Aircraft for Research and Testing
Author:
Bether, Rosanna Renee; Greenberg, Phillip; Powell, Harry; Grembowski, Brianna; Drozd, Kristofer
Issue Date:
2015
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The X-56A DART: Dynamically-scaled Aircraft for Research and Testing is a project where our team was tasked with creating a half-size dynamically scaled working model of the X-56A MUTT (Multi Utility Technological Testbed), a research aircraft operated by NASA and developed by Lockheed Martin. We were tasked with not only developing the exact 50% scale model, but also the creation of a straight wing version of the aircraft with the same aerodynamic characteristics. In order to accomplish this, a tail was added, the wing span and chord length investigated, and the internals and landing gear designed from scratch. For support of the internals and to absorb the loads experienced by the plane during all aspects of flight, a "stress grid" was devised and made from balsa wood, carbon fiber, and fiberglass. To solve the issue that NASA had with landing gear positioning during takeoff and because of the changing center of gravity for different planforms of the DART, a sliding track mechanism was developed for the main landing gear. Finally, construction of the straight-wing plane was started. Molds were designed and cut for the aircraft, and the fuselage was successfully constructed out of fiberglass.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.A.E.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Aerospace Engineering
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Shkarayev, Sergey

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleX-56A Dart: Dynamically-Scaled Aircraft for Research and Testingen_US
dc.creatorBether, Rosanna Reneeen
dc.creatorGreenberg, Phillipen
dc.creatorPowell, Harryen
dc.creatorGrembowski, Briannaen
dc.creatorDrozd, Kristoferen
dc.contributor.authorBether, Rosanna Reneeen
dc.contributor.authorGreenberg, Phillipen
dc.contributor.authorPowell, Harryen
dc.contributor.authorGrembowski, Briannaen
dc.contributor.authorDrozd, Kristoferen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractThe X-56A DART: Dynamically-scaled Aircraft for Research and Testing is a project where our team was tasked with creating a half-size dynamically scaled working model of the X-56A MUTT (Multi Utility Technological Testbed), a research aircraft operated by NASA and developed by Lockheed Martin. We were tasked with not only developing the exact 50% scale model, but also the creation of a straight wing version of the aircraft with the same aerodynamic characteristics. In order to accomplish this, a tail was added, the wing span and chord length investigated, and the internals and landing gear designed from scratch. For support of the internals and to absorb the loads experienced by the plane during all aspects of flight, a "stress grid" was devised and made from balsa wood, carbon fiber, and fiberglass. To solve the issue that NASA had with landing gear positioning during takeoff and because of the changing center of gravity for different planforms of the DART, a sliding track mechanism was developed for the main landing gear. Finally, construction of the straight-wing plane was started. Molds were designed and cut for the aircraft, and the fuselage was successfully constructed out of fiberglass.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.S.A.E.en
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineAerospace Engineeringen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorShkarayev, Sergeyen
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