Developing Basic Parametric Methods

Instructor: 

Andy Walker – SAWE Member – Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems 

Class Description: 

Have you ever been asked to predict the future?  With a little information, you can explore the solution-space around the problems you encounter on the job as a Mass Properties engineer.

The course will cover:

  • Parametric estimation and rapid aircraft mass properties assessments.  
  • Feasibility studies on detail design projects
  • Conceptual trade studies based on very limited information
  • Quantify predictive and descriptive uncertainty around your predictions 
  • Calculate the benefits of next-generation technologies 

Agenda items will include basic statistical terminology, statistical correlation processes, parametric estimation pitfalls, and a parametric fighter aircraft wing weight correlation example.