HyperSizer Customer Paper

"Structural Optimization of Conceptual Aerospace Vehicles" (10 pages)


Hrinda, G.


Aerospace vehicle structures must be optimized for mass to maximize the mission payload. During the conceptual design phase, structures must be optimized to accurately predict the mass of the design. Analysis methods that are used in sizing members should allow for the selection of a variety of metallic and composite materials and user-defined geometry constraints. Rapid vehicle structural analysis is often necessary to improve the fidelity and the results that are obtained during the preliminary design. Recent experiences are highlighted that utilize the Collier Research Corporation's HyperSizer® toolset to optimize structural concepts.