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Conceptual Design of an eVTOL Air Shuttle for Rapid Intercity Transport

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Grainger CEME
Location
4070 ECEB
Date
Nov 18, 2019   3:00 - 4:00 pm  
Speaker
Noah Salk and Peter Xiao
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Abstract

We propose an electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for transportation between cities separated by a short distance (<200 miles). The aircraft will carry ten passengers and is meant to replace shuttle buses as a faster and more direct form of  transportation. A genetic optimization based method of determining key parameters for the air shuttle is proposed. A preliminary power system architecture was developed along with a detailed Simulink model to enable failure analysis. Initial studies were done to determine trade-offs in the co-design of a motor-propeller pair.

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