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The overarching goal at the Integrated Design Laboratory (IDL) is to understand the mechanisms of decision making and exchanges among engineers. In this study a toolbox for the assessment of engineering performance in a realistic aircraft design task is presented. It allows for the assessment of participants in different experimental conditions. The degree(More)
This paper introduces the concept of the ELWIS model generator for Finite Element models of aircraft wing structures. The physical modelling of the structure is extended beyond the wing primary structures, to increase the level of accuracy for aircraft which diverge from existing configurations. Also the impact of novel high lift technologies on structural(More)
This paper proposes an optimization method for aircraft maintenance tasks packaging and scheduling integrated in an aircraft lifecycle simulation. It is demonstrated that the developed methods are feasible to model a prognosis-based maintenance concept. Such maintenance concepts are a prerequisite for a profitable application of prognostics and health(More)
Introduction Climate change is a challenge to society (IPCC, 2007). It is our responsibility to mitigate the climate impact. The climate impact of current air traffic is contributing in the range of 3 to 4% to global warming and is expected to grow further (e.g. Schumann, Grewe and Stenke, 2008). Air traffic is a part of human's mobility with an increasing(More)
For the optimization of aircraft ground movements a method is described herein based on means of modelling and simulation. The paths of the vehicles are described as a network. Based on graph theory, an algorithm is developed that attempts to find the least time consuming, conflict-free path. The algorithm presented is based on one designed for Automated(More)
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