Pod Design Parameters


The Pod is a relatively simple but very useful component that is defined by only two design parameters, Length and Fineness Ratio. The Length is the distance from the nose to the tail of the pod and the Fineness Ratio is the ratio of Length to the Radius. The Pod can be used as a stand-in for objects such as instrumentation, stores, tanks, pods, nacelles, and the like. This is useful early in the design process when finer geometry details or constraints are unknown or when you simply want something representative for your analyses.