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Transformative Aeronautics Concepts Program

Multi-disciplinary Design, Analysis and Optimization (MDAO)

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Multi-disciplinary Design, Analysis and Optimization (MDAO)

The Multidisciplinary Design Analysis and Optimization (MDAO) Technical Challenge develops advanced design and optimization tools for coupled multidisciplinary analysis with a range of fidelities to shorten the design cycle of revolutionary new vehicles. It will use X-Plane ground and flight test data to validate the implementation of critical physics required to model new concept aircraft.

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