Analyse and evaluate aircraft performances and stability and control characteristics.
The performances are intended as forecast, evaluation and analysis of flight and manoeuvring envelopes, point performances (take off, climb, cruise, loiter, descent, landing, endurance, etc..) and energy performances (instantaneous and sustained turn performances, Power performances, etc..).
The stability and control speciality is focused at determining the equation of motions and the dynamic characteristics of aircraft manoeuvring.
Analyse and evaluate the aerodynamic characteristics of the air plane, starting from air foil(s) selection, general arrangement of wing, tail planes and fuselage, to the analysis of the aerodynamic performances: lift distribution, drag polar, etc…
Wind tunnel modelling and testing and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis are included in this discipline, as the aerodynamic loads calculation.
General Systems – Propulsion and Fuel
Power plant integration in terms of engine and fuel system.
Performances (in terms of thrust and/or power), mechanical and hydraulic characteristics of the aircraft propulsion system are to be assessed and evaluated. Also, the integration on aircraft is to be addressed: engine installation and connection with the air plane, propeller integration (if applicable), engine fuel feeding and management, also evaluating the centre of gravity and unbalance aspects.
Avionics – System Integration & Display and Human-Machine Interface
Evaluation, assessment and analysis of the Avionics System and its integration on the air plane.
Functional requirements and System architecture, also in terms of information provided to the aircrew and maintenance personnel are to be assessed, together with the full integration on Aircraft (electrical and electronic interfaces with the interested Systems).
Human-Machine interface aspects are to be assessed and evaluated, such as cockpit arrangement, and ergonomics.