Redefining Flight with Science and Nature
UCI’s HPA is engineered for safety and reusability. The aircraft has been meticulously documented and engineered using product lifecycle management software, a first for senior design projects at UCI. This project is a true testament to UCI’s strength in fostering engineering talents as it aligns learning objectives with project goals and product delivery. It blends academic fundamentals with real‐world engineering. On the academic side, students have independently studied and applied aerodynamic and mechanical concepts such as lift and drag modeling, thrust modeling, propeller design, aircraft stability and control, and composite structures modeling. For real‐world engineering, students learned and applied engineering and manufacturing skills such as composite structure manufacturing, mold making, flight testing, data collection and data processing.
Fuselage Team Leader