By Noah Frohreich
- Creating a computer model of a vehicle or portion of a vehicle
- Analyzing a computer model to determine its aerodynamic, structural, or thermal performance, or perhaps studying how well a component of the design integrates with another component or how easy it will be to assemble or maintain.
- Testing a design using a computer simulation, a wind tunnel, or flight test to see how well it performs its intended purpose.
- Designing software that controls how a vehicle flies or simulates its flight characteristics.
- Performing trade studies to optimize a design and make it work better.
- Attending meetings with engineers or managers to discuss progress reports, problems, or future plans.
- Writing reports or making presentations on the status of your work.
- Drinking coffee and catching up on your email.