Study of the Boeing C17 Globemaster III structure and reproduction of a 1:50 scale model
Tutor / director / evaluatorLordan González, Oriol
Document typeBachelor thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
The present project consists on the structural study of the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III in order to create a 1:50 scale model. The main research that is developed will de ne the most important features that assemble the structural design of the mentioned aircraft. All these information will be focused on a CAD model that will both represent the structural techniques of Boeing's design and it will parallely be designed in order to create a wooden scale model. The main objective of this project is to be able to compile the enough information to end up with a deep study. This will describe functionality of the structural design so that logical reasoning can then be made to understand why this aircraft needs the issues investigated. A CAD representation will then be developed. It will be constructed in the 3D software SolidWorks with UPC's student license. The main parts of the aircraft will be drawn with the objetive and necessary techniques to export it and create a 1:50 scale model, which represents the main structural features of the aircraft. The CAD will then be exported. The necessary draws will be developed to then be transformed into pieces of wood. This draws will have the pecularity that they don't need dimensions or indications, but only the outline so that the automatic laser cut machine reads it without any problem. Once the pieces are ready, they will be put together to construct a 1:50 scale model using glue for wooden models and basic tools. To do that, the pieces will be placed together carefully adding the necessary components to reinforce whatever piece that doesn't have the eough strength to support itself or other pieces. Finally, a set of conclusions will be developed to understand how this project a ects the student's knowledge and how it can be improved, apart from other aspects.