Improving the Optimization Process of a Boeing 777 Thrust Reverser

The Boeing-Olin SCOPE team applied Boeing’s structural design and optimization process on example engine thrust reverser components. The team specifically explored the optimization process and identified areas of opportunities for improvement. They chose to focus on improving the learning process of a newly-hired engineer by creating a series of tutorials for the finite element analysis software used in the optimization process. The tutorials are directly tailored for Boeing applications using real aircraft components so that the new engineer can get up to speed as quickly and easily as possible.

Boeing poster

Faculty Advisor
Christopher Lee

Team Members
Rachel Biniaz 
Caroline Condon 
Mariah Dunn 
Casey Karst 
Jacqueline Rose

Team members standing in front of a boeing engine