Hyperion Blended Wing Body Aircraft Technology

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7th International CONCEIVE DESIGN IMPLEMENT OPERATE Conference (CDIO2011)

Hyperion Blended Wing Body Aircraft Technology
Author:Jean Koster <jean.koster@colorado.edu> (University of Colorado)
Scott Balaban (University of Colorado)
Andrew Brewer (University of Colorado)
Chelsea Goodman (University of Colorado)
Derek Hillery (University of Colorado)
Cody Humbargar (University of Colorado)
Mark Johnson (University of Colorado)
Mikhail Kosyan (University of Colorado)
Derek Nasso (University of Colorado)
Julie Price (University of Colorado)
Eric Serani (University of Colorado)
Alec Velazco (University of Colorado)
Tom Wiley (University of Colorado)
Richard Zhao (University of Colorado)
Claus-Dieter Munz (University of Stuttgart)
Martin Arenz (University of Stuttgart)
Holger Kurz (University of Stuttgart)
David Pfeiffer (University of Stuttgart)
Matthias Seitz (University of Stuttgart)
KC Wong (University of Sydney)
Date: 2011-06-20     Track: Main     Session: 1

Student engineering teams develop a 3 m scale model inspired after the NASA-Boeing X48-B blended wing body to use as a test bed for advanced technical studies. The design concept implements a novel hybrid gas/biodiesel-electric power train as a green aircraft technology. The Hyperion aircraft will serve as a test-bed for research and development in the following focus areas: aerodynamics, structures and materials, weights and mass properties, handling and control, flight mechanics, and efficiency improvements on performance. additional authors as list is limited to 20: Dries Verstraete, Kai Lehmkuehler, University of Sydney; Ewald Kraemer, University of Stuttgart.