2018/2019 Projects

2018/2019 Aeronautics & Astronautics Industry-Sponsored Student Capstone Projects

Boeing

Dedicated Air Freighter Design

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Project Name:
Dedicated Air Freighter Design
Students:
Ramon Laya
Keenan Boudon
Dickson Cheung
Matthew Edwards
Cameron Joy
Sean Lam
Hannah Stevens
Daniel Wilson
Julian Woo
Faculty Adviser:
Susan Murphy, Affiliate Associate Professor, William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
About the Project:

Trade and e-commerce have increased the demand for the rapid transportation of packages and goods. There are a number of military turboprop freighters with large payload capacities. Generally these aircraft are designed and produced to accommodate military missions and are not well tailored to the commercial air freight market. The student team was tasked with the design and analysis of a dedicated turboprop freighter using existing or in-development turboprop engines, paying close attention to payload capacity and what size class engine should be chosen.

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Boeing

Thermoplastic Composite Control Surface Integrated Wing Design/Build

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Project Name:
Thermoplastic Composite Control Surface Integrated Wing Design/Build
Students:
Roger Cheng
Mitchell Frimodt
Gary Lam
Tianqi Liu
Faculty Adviser:
Susan Murphy, Affiliate Associate Professor, William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
About the Project:

In the aerospace industry there is a desire to expand the utilization of thermoplastic composites into the wing structure for control surfaces due to their perceived advantages in damage resistance and potential for rapid fabrication and assembly processes. The student team worked to build and test a small wing structure as a potential control surface design, utilizing thermoplastic materials and associated processes.

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GKN Aerospace

Next Generation Midsize Airliner Lipskin Design Trade Study

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Project Name:
Next Generation Midsize Airliner Lipskin Design Trade Study
Students:
Kodjovi Klikan
Mike Kurnia
Gunnar Israel
Wexin Luo
Faculty Adviser:
Susan Murphy, Affiliate Associate Professor, William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
About the Project:

Aerospace manufacturers are currently evaluating replacement midsize airliner products for viability, and are in the early stages of research and development. These aircraft will incorporate a number of emerging technologies, advancing in the area of propulsion, which will require a rethink of existing design standards. The student team created a conceptual lipskin design for the next generation airliner market.

Latécoère

Aircraft Door Flight Lock

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Project Name:
Aircraft Door Flight Lock
Students:
Kenrick Chan
Wilson Martinez
Nicholas Price
Bac Tran
Jingyang Wu
Faculty Adviser:
Susan Murphy, Affiliate Associate Professor, William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
About the Project:

Latecoere is a major supplier of sections of aircraft fuselage and doors. The student team was tasked with using the capacity of an electroactive polymer in a flight lock system. The electroactive polymer will change its shape when subjected to an electrical current to generate the lock action. As soon as the electrical current is removed, the lock goes back to its initial shape and unlock the door. They created and tested a functional prototype.

magniX

The All-Electric Air Tractor

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Project Name:
The All-Electric Air Tractor
Students:
Edward Guo
Seokjoong Kim
Ahrif McKee
Zach Williams
Michael Zody
Faculty Adviser:
Susan Murphy, Affiliate Associate Professor, William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
About the Project:

Airplanes powered by fuel are costly both financially and to the environment. magniX wants to convert their agricultural plane, the Air Tractor AT-502B to all-electric using the magni500 propulsion system. The student team was tasked with delivering a complete conversion plan to all-electric including installation plans for propulsion system and batteries, designs, mounts, brackets, parts lists, and full sets of CADs, drawings, virtual models and simulations.