Aerospace Design

The Aerospaceweb.org design section includes a series of detailed articles discussing issues related to the development of aerospace technologies.

Storm Shadow
UCAV

Information on a senior design project to develop a conceptual design of an uninhabited combat aerial vehicle.
Helicopter
Theory

Presents an historical overview of helicopter development and a detailed discussion of the dynamics and theories describing a rotor in forward flight.
Aerospike
Engine

Covers the theory behind annular and linear aerospike engines and discusses why this advanced concept was selected for the X-33 research vehicle.
Hypersonic
Waveriders

Learn about hypersonic theory, waverider design, and potential applications for these high-speed aerospace vehicles.
Pressure
Sensitive Paint

Explains what pressure sensitive paint is, how it works, and how it is used to measure surface pressures in wind tunnel testing.
Calculators
Try our useful calculators for computing aerodynamic and atmospheric properties.




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