10 Credits SPRING



Aims/Description: Aerospace engineering is a fascinating area where knowledge from different disciplines is needed. The aim of this module is to provide the student with such a fundamental knowledge and understanding of the principles of aircraft performance, flight dynamics and the problems of controlling an aircraft¿s motion. Various aspects of aircraft performance including straight, level flight and manoeuvres are covered. The module introduces the equations of motion for a rigid body aircraft and the aerodynamic forces and moments are then determined. Static and dynamic stability and response characteristics are defined. Flying and handling qualities of an aircraft, and disturbances affecting its motion, are analysed.

Restrictions on availability: Only available to students studying Aerospace Engineering

Staff Contact: Sarah Power
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Field work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Aerospace course under IPE):

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