Projected Area


The Projected Area analysis produces an area and outlined “silhouette” of a model in preset or custom directions and can also produce the projected area of sets of components onto others. Users may choose any individual or set of components as the target, or the analyzed geometry, while defining the optional boundary and direction. For example, Projected Area may be used to compute the area of a helicopter fuselage beneath a rotor disk for download estimates.


Projected Area Introduction
Projected Area Targets
Projected Area Boundaries
Projected Area Direction

Chapter 3 Subjects

Comp Geom
Planar Slice
Mass Properties Analysis
Projected Area
VSPAERO Advanced Methods
Wave Drag
Parasite Drag
Measure Tool