VERTICAL TAKE-OFF AND LANDING AIRCRAFTS: MYTH OR REALITY OF MODERN AVIATION

Author(s): 

Mikhail Kuprikov1*, Lev N. Rabinskiy2

Affiliation(s): 

1Department of Engineering Graphics, Moscow Aviation Institute (National Research University), 4 Volokolamskoe shosse, Moscow, Russian Federation

2Department of Advanced Materials and Technologies of Aerospace Application, Moscow Aviation Institute (National Research University), 4 Volokolamskoe shosse, Moscow, Russian Federation

*Corresponding Author Email: kuprikov@mai.ru

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A structural-parametric analysis of the effect of infrastructure constraints in the basing of vertical take-off and landing aircrafts (VTLA) on the choice of alternative variants of power units (PU) was carried out. An algorithm for obtaining a combined power unit scheme is considered as a solution to the contradiction between the unified and composite power unit schemes of vertical take-off and landing aircrafts. The method of arranging the vertical take-off and landing aircrafts from the virtual center of mass is given, which allows us to obtain the layout diagram of the aircraft from the conditions of infrastructural restrictions on the deck of the airborne cruiser. A method for the synthesis of new aircraft circuit design is proposed. A graphic representation of the concept of a light vertical take-off and landing aircraft with a deck base, providing the vertical position of the aircraft during take-off and horizontal landing, is given.