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Aerospace Engineering: May 7, 2014

  • Magazine Issue
  • 14AERD05
Published May 07, 2014 by SAE International in United States
  • English
  • Defying convention
    Rapid prototyping has the potential to play a beneficial role in unconventional autonomous airship design. By reducing model cost, build time, difficulty of construction, and maintaining acceptable surface quality and finish, designers have greater ability to analyze several configurations of airships and to change the geometry to increase stability, reduce drag, or fulfill mission requirements.