Advanced Aircraft Analysis
Side View with Component C.G.'s
Forward and Aft Center of Gravity Plot with all Possible Loading Combinations
Help System, demonstrated in the Geometry module.
Weight > Class II Weight > Center of Gravity > Forward-Aft C.G.
Geometry > Horizontal Tail > Elevator/Tab
Aerodynamics > Lift > Wing > Lift Distribution
Performance > Sizing > Matching Plot
Stability and Control > Analysis > Class II > Trim
Weight > Weight Sizing > Useful Load
Geometry > Wing > Flap/Aileron/Tab
Advanced Aircraft Analysis (AAA) is the industry standard aircraft design, stability, and control analysis software. AAA is installed in over 55 countries and is used by major aeronautical engineering universities, aircraft manufacturers, and military organizations worldwide.
Advanced Aircraft Analysis provides a powerful framework to support the iterative and non-unique process of aircraft preliminary design. The AAA program allows students and preliminary design engineers to take an aircraft configuration from early weight sizing through open loop and closed loop dynamic stability and sensitivity analysis, while working within regulatory and cost constraints.
Advanced Aircraft Analysis can be used to design fighter style airplanes and high speed airplanes. The detailed drag module allows designers to go all the way to supersonic flow. The stability and control derivatives modules only deal with subsonic flow (up to about Mach =0.7) for most derivatives. It does not calculate the derivatives for transonic and supersonic flow. Most other modules do not have a speed dependency and can be used in any speed regime.
Advanced Aircraft Analysis is used for preliminary and Class II design and stability and control analysis of new and existing airplanes. Class II design incorporates detailed weight & balance, aerodynamics, stability & control calculations including trim analysis and flying qualities used in conjunction with the preliminary design sequence. Class II design accounts for power plant installation, landing gear disposition and component locations on the airplane. Class II uses more sophisticated methods than Class I and requires more detailed information of the airplane to be known. The accuracy of Class II methods is therefore greater than Class I methods.
Advanced Aircraft Analysis can be used for small (civil), military and transport airplanes. The program is designed to assist in the design learning process while reserving for the user the individual creative judgment which is essential to the process of airplane design.
Advanced Aircraft Analysis applies to most fixed wing configurations (civil and military aircraft) and allows design engineers to rapidly evolve an airplane configuration from weight sizing through detailed performance calculations and cost estimations. All applicable performance and flying quality regulations are available in the AAA program. This provides the designer with an instant appraisal of the status of the design relative to these regulations.
Advanced Aircraft Analysis uses both British and S.I. units. The program can switch between both units within the same project. The calculator allows temporary change of units (for instance enter engine power in HP, while the project is in SI units and needs kW).
The design methodology used in Advanced Aircraft Analysis (AAA) is based on Airplane Design, Parts I-VIII, Airplane Flight Dynamics and Automatic Flight Controls, Parts I and II, by Dr. Jan Roskam, Airplane Aerodynamics and Performance, by Dr. C.T. Lan and Dr. Jan Roskam, Federal Aviation Regulations, Datcom, methods from NACA and NASA and methods developed by DAR engineers based on over 20 years of design experience and wind tunnel testing. AAA incorporates the methods, statistical databases, formulas and relevant illustrations and drawings from these references. Visit our Book Store to purchase these and other high-quality aeronautics resources.
Advanced Aircraft Analysis consists of 10 independent modules. Each module is designed to perform those tasks necessary to evaluate the characteristics of a given aircraft at each stage of the preliminary design.
Advanced Aircraft Analysis Development
Advanced Aircraft Analysis (AAA 3.4) has:
Listing of Airplane Examples * included with AAA software purchase:
* Not all files are complete and some only have certain modules filled out.
Software License PricingPerpetual License Purchase: CD-ROM, WIBU Key and 12 Months Software Maintenance. Floating and Node Locked Licenses. Educational license & multiple commercial license discounts. Software training available. Request AAA license pricing
AAA Student License: 12-month node locked license (CD-ROM and WIBU Key). Applicant must be enrolled as an aeronautical engineering student and have a valid student ID. AAA Student License: $150
AAA Reader The AAA Reader allows users to view data stored in AAA files.
AAA Atmosphere Module Calculate the Mach number, Reynold's number, Temperature, Kinematic Viscosity, Density, Dynamic Pressure and speed of sound along with density, pressure and temperature ratios at various altitudes and speeds.