American Helicopter Society Student Design Competition

Ages:Undergraduate, Graduate

Type:Presentation

Categories:engineering, STEM

Scope:International

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

The AHS International annual Student Design Competition challenges students to design a vertical lift aircraft that meets specified requirements, provides a practical exercise for engineering students at colleges and universities around the world and promotes student interest in vertical flight technology.

Students will design a vertical lift aircraft according to specific requirements and present the details of their design.

A. Technical Content (40 points)  Design meets RFP requirements  Assumptions are clearly stated and logical  Thorough understanding of tools is evident  All major technical issues are considered  Appropriate trade studies are performed to direct the design process  Well balanced and appropriate substantiation of complete aircraft and subsystems  Technical drawings are clear, descriptive, and represent a realistic design B. Application & Feasibility (25 points)  Technology levels used are justified and substantiated  Appropriate emphasis directed to critical technological issues  Affordability considerations influenced the design process  Reliability and maintainability features influenced the design process  Manufacturing methods and materials are considered in the design process  Proposal shows an appreciation for the operation of the aircraft C. Originality (20 points)  Aircraft concept shows innovative solutions to problems  Concept demonstrates originality  Consideration of vehicle aesthetics D. Organization & Presentation (15 points)  Meets all format and content requirements  Self-contained Executive Summary contains all pertinent information and a compelling case as to why the proposal should win.  Proposal is well organized so that all information is readily accessible and in a logical sequence  Clear and uncluttered graphs and drawings
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: https://vtol.org/education/student-design-competition

Managing Organization: American Helicopter Society

Contact:
Julie M. Gibbs

1-703-684-6777 Ext. 103

Entry Fee:

This competition is open to students in Undergraduate, Graduate.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

The AHS International annual Student Design Competition challenges students to design a vertical lift aircraft that meets specified requirements, provides a practical exercise for engineering students at colleges and universities around the world and promotes student interest in vertical flight technology.

Process

Students will design a vertical lift aircraft according to specific requirements and present the details of their design.

Criteria

A. Technical Content (40 points)  Design meets RFP requirements  Assumptions are clearly stated and logical  Thorough understanding of tools is evident  All major technical issues are considered  Appropriate trade studies are performed to direct the design process  Well balanced and appropriate substantiation of complete aircraft and subsystems  Technical drawings are clear, descriptive, and represent a realistic design B. Application & Feasibility (25 points)  Technology levels used are justified and substantiated  Appropriate emphasis directed to critical technological issues  Affordability considerations influenced the design process  Reliability and maintainability features influenced the design process  Manufacturing methods and materials are considered in the design process  Proposal shows an appreciation for the operation of the aircraft C. Originality (20 points)  Aircraft concept shows innovative solutions to problems  Concept demonstrates originality  Consideration of vehicle aesthetics D. Organization & Presentation (15 points)  Meets all format and content requirements  Self-contained Executive Summary contains all pertinent information and a compelling case as to why the proposal should win.  Proposal is well organized so that all information is readily accessible and in a logical sequence  Clear and uncluttered graphs and drawings

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: https://vtol.org/education/student-design-competition

Managing Organization: American Helicopter Society

Contact:
Julie M. Gibbs

1-703-684-6777 Ext. 103

Entry Fee:

This competition is open to students in Undergraduate, Graduate.

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.