A series of eight projects on selected aspects of aeronautical engineering, with accompanying introductory lectures. Pre-requisites are a good familiarity with Newtonian mechanics, fluid mechanics, and the aerospace sector.
|Introduction [pdf]||Introduction||1.3||Course content and objectives; Copyright license; Course limitations and marking.|
|Lecture 1 [pdf]||Project 1 [pdf]||Lift and Drag||1.4||Energy and power on the ground, in the air; Aircraft forces; The lift coefficient; Drag and drag coefficient.|
|Project 2 [pdf]||Flight domain||1.3||Effect of altitude on aircraft forces and speeds; Calculation of the flight domain of an aircraft.|
|Lecture 3 [pdf]||Project 3 [pdf]||Runway Performance||1.3||Definitions and naming conventions for aircraft forces and angles; Overview of an airliner take-off.|
|Lecture 4 [pdf]||Project 4 [pdf]||Cruise Performance||1.3.2||Cruise speed selection (minimum drag, minimum power, the drag polar); The payload-range diagram; The Breguet range equation; A glance at airline economics.|
|Lecture 5 [pdf]||Project 5 [pdf]||Wing Loads||1.2.4||Two-dimensional lift; Three-dimensional lift; The lifting-line theory; Elliptical, tapered, swept, etc. wings.|
|Lecture 6 [pdf]||Project 6 [pdf]||Propulsion;
|1.3.1||Propulsion fundamentals; Jet engine thermodynamics (energy accounting, stagnation properties); Jet engine performance & installation.|
|Lecture 7 [pdf]||Project 7 [pdf]||Longitudinal trim||2.0.2||Aircraft longitudinal equilibrium ; The aerodynamic center; Equations for longitudinal trim; A pilot’s perspective.|
|Lecture 8 [pdf]||Project 8 [pdf]||Longitudinal Stability;
The case for canards
|1.2.2||Overview of trim (symmetrical and asymmetrical airfoils); Longitudinal stability (first approach and quantification); Canard aircraft.|
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