American Helicopter Society Student Design Competition

Ages:Undergraduate, Graduate

Type:Presentation

Categories:engineering, STEM

Scope:International

Registration Closes
Feb 3, 2020 12:01am
America/New_York

The Vertical Flight Society's 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) The Technical Content of the proposal requires that:  Design meets the RFP technical requirements  Assumptions are clearly stated and logical  A thorough understanding of tools is evident  All major technical issues are considered  Appropriate trade studies are performed to direct/support the design process  Well balanced and appropriate substantiation of complete aircraft and subsystems is present  Technical drawings are clear, descriptive, and accurately represent a realistic design B. Application & Feasibility (25 points) The proposals will be judged on how well current and anticipated technologies are applied to the problem, and on the feasibility of the solution. The proposals must:  Justify and substantiate the technology levels that are used or anticipated  Direct appropriate emphasis and discussion to critical technological issues  Discuss how affordability considerations influenced the design process  Discuss how reliability and maintainability features influenced the design process  Discuss how manufacturing methods and materials were considered in the design process  Show an appreciation for the operation of the aircraft C. Originality (20 points) The originality of the proposal shall be judged on:  How innovative the solution is  How much does the solution demonstrate originality and show imagination  Vehicle/system aesthetics D. Organization & Presentation (15 points) The organization and presentation of the proposal requires:  A self-contained Executive Summary that contains all pertinent information and a compelling case as to why the proposal should win (must be a separate file)  An introduction that clearly describes the major features of the proposed system  A well-organized proposal with all information presented in a readily accessible and logical sequence  Clear and uncluttered graphs, tables, drawings and other visual elements  Complete citations of all previous relevant work (the “state of the art”)  Professional quality and presentation  The proposal meets all format and content requirements  The RFP describes the proposal requirements and design objectives
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: https://vtol.org/awards-and-contests/student-design-competition

Managing Organization: Vertical Flight Society (VFS), previously known as AHS International

Contact:
Julie M. Gibbs
jmgibbs@vtol.org
1-703-684-6777 Ext. 103

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
Undergraduate and graduate students from any school (university or college) may participate in this competition, with the exception of countries or persons prohibited by the United States government. A student may be full-time or part-time; their education level will be considered in the classification of their team.

Registration Closes
Feb 3, 2020 12:01am
America/New_York

Overview

The Vertical Flight Society's 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) The Technical Content of the proposal requires that:  Design meets the RFP technical requirements  Assumptions are clearly stated and logical  A thorough understanding of tools is evident  All major technical issues are considered  Appropriate trade studies are performed to direct/support the design process  Well balanced and appropriate substantiation of complete aircraft and subsystems is present  Technical drawings are clear, descriptive, and accurately represent a realistic design B. Application & Feasibility (25 points) The proposals will be judged on how well current and anticipated technologies are applied to the problem, and on the feasibility of the solution. The proposals must:  Justify and substantiate the technology levels that are used or anticipated  Direct appropriate emphasis and discussion to critical technological issues  Discuss how affordability considerations influenced the design process  Discuss how reliability and maintainability features influenced the design process  Discuss how manufacturing methods and materials were considered in the design process  Show an appreciation for the operation of the aircraft C. Originality (20 points) The originality of the proposal shall be judged on:  How innovative the solution is  How much does the solution demonstrate originality and show imagination  Vehicle/system aesthetics D. Organization & Presentation (15 points) The organization and presentation of the proposal requires:  A self-contained Executive Summary that contains all pertinent information and a compelling case as to why the proposal should win (must be a separate file)  An introduction that clearly describes the major features of the proposed system  A well-organized proposal with all information presented in a readily accessible and logical sequence  Clear and uncluttered graphs, tables, drawings and other visual elements  Complete citations of all previous relevant work (the “state of the art”)  Professional quality and presentation  The proposal meets all format and content requirements  The RFP describes the proposal requirements and design objectives

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: https://vtol.org/awards-and-contests/student-design-competition

Managing Organization: Vertical Flight Society (VFS), previously known as AHS International

Contact:
Julie M. Gibbs
jmgibbs@vtol.org
1-703-684-6777 Ext. 103

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
Undergraduate and graduate students from any school (university or college) may participate in this competition, with the exception of countries or persons prohibited by the United States government. A student may be full-time or part-time; their education level will be considered in the classification of their team.

Deadlines

Registration Closes
Feb 3, 2020 12:01am
America/New_York