DAELead

Team name
DAELead
University
The University of Hong Kong
Country
China and Hong Kong
Challenge
Passenger experience
Description
Develop an innovative way - underfloor Private Stowage Compartment (PSC) to store personal luggage to enhance passenger experience by improving boarding and disembarking efficiency, passenger comfort and increasing personal luggage capacity.

DAELead

2017-03-26 17:08:52

About a week ago we mentioned about the simulation we have done regarding the boarding time on an A320! Here is a closer look at that simulation! The red indicates that the person is standing and placing their luggage in the overhead bins, while the greens means that the passenger is seated! Looking closer at the top left part of the image, you will see that we are able to customize how many passengers are carrying luggages. The smaller this percentage, means that we are simulating this boarding process with PSC installed. The greater this percentage, means the simulation with no PSC installed!

SkyVision

2017-03-26 21:44:18

Can you tell us a bit more about how you came up with this simulation? Looks really interesting!

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DAELead

2017-04-11 09:35:24

Actually, we wrote a program in Microsoft Visual Basic, and thanks to our programming wizard Stewart, we were able to come up with a simulation that is close to the actual process in a single aisle aircraft!

DAELead

2017-03-26 17:04:20

The deadline is tomorrow, and we are rushing to fix up the minor details on our final report, video, and visualization! We hope to get to know some of you a bit better real soon in Toulouse, France! Best wishes to all!

DAELead

2017-03-25 08:54:25

Day 9 # 3PM At the moment, we are now rendering some final images for our poster design at the highest resolution possible for our poster! We want to be able to demonstrate the product to you guys in as many angles as possible, so that you can understand the implementation of our product clearly, once we are done!

DAELead

2017-03-23 06:25:10

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Day 8 # 7PM Our prototyping is complete and we are just getting our equipment ready for the filming process! Just a few loose ends to tie up, and to work out what scenes are needed!

DAELead

2017-03-23 08:19:40

Ten years ago, the Airbus A380, currently the largest passenger jet in the world, did a low flyby with the help of the Civil Aviation Department over Victoria Harbour! This low flyby helped promote's Hong Kong's image as Asia's World City, and it signified the importance of aviation in Hong Kong as it is a popular tourist destination and the Gateway to China!

DAELead

2017-03-22 12:40:54

Day 8 #3PM It's a race against time as there is less than a week till Round 2 is over! We are rushing to assemble our prototype together so we could get filming as soon as possible! Everything is coming together as planned, and we hope to present our final product real soon!

DAELead

2017-03-21 20:10:12

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A bit of background regarding the history of aviation from where we are from, Hong Kong! As most aviation enthusiasts may know, Hong Kong used to be home to one of the most dangerous airports in the world, Kai Tak, which had an approach path guiding planes straight through the heart of Kowloon, then making a final 45 degree turn upon reaching the checkerboard marker. But most interestingly, the former Supersonic Jet Concorde actually made a visit to Kai Tak in 1976, where it was one of the stops for the 30,000 mile demonstration tour of the Far East! Later in 1990, Concorde made the first Supersonic flight from Hong Kong to Hawaii in just 6 hours, compared to the 13 hours subsonic time, which is less than half the time required!

DAELead

2017-03-20 19:37:59

Did you know #9 With the crossbeams and the seat tracks stacked together, it is quite a bit higher than the height of an iPhone 6S Plus! With this amount of room, with this amount of room, we cannot it go to waste, and we will be taking advantage of this space with our product!

DAELead

2017-03-20 18:07:39

Did you know #8 An abundant amount of electrical equipment are located below the floor, especially in the electronic bay. It would be very dangerous if liquid were to be able to seep into the seams of the opening door into the e-bay. We have taken this factor into consideration, and this has inspired us to do the same with our PSC design!

DAELead

2017-03-20 17:53:48

Day 7 #10PM We conducted Finite Element Analysis, simulating the deceleration during the crash of an airplane, at a vertical deceleration rate of 14G's! We would like to see how the load is distributed through the crossbeams and seat tracks, thus, allowing us to select the proper material to construct our PSC!