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Wing Weight Function


Dimensions: 10

The Wing Weight function models a light aircraft wing.

The response is the wing's weight.

Input Domain:

The input variables and their usual input ranges are:

Sw ∈ [150, 200] wing area (ft2)
Wfw ∈ [220, 300] weight of fuel in the wing (lb)
A ∈ [6, 10] aspect ratio
Λ ∈ [-10, 10] quarter-chord sweep (degrees)
q ∈ [16, 45] dynamic pressure at cruise (lb/ft2)
λ ∈ [0.5, 1] taper ratio
tc ∈ [0.08, 0.18] aerofoil thickness to chord ratio
Nz ∈ [2.5, 6] ultimate load factor
Wdg ∈ [1700, 2500]    flight design gross weight (lb)
Wp ∈ [0.025, 0.08] paint weight (lb/ft2)

Modifications and Alternative Forms:

For the purpose of input variable screening, Moon (2010) adds 10 input variables.



Forrester, A., Sobester, A., & Keane, A. (2008). Engineering design via surrogate modelling: a practical guide. Wiley.

Moon, H. (2010). Design and Analysis of Computer Experiments for Screening Input Variables (Doctoral dissertation, Ohio State University).

Moon, H., Dean, A. M., & Santner, T. J. (2012). Two-stage sensitivity-based group screening in computer experiments. Technometrics, 54(4), 376-387.

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