10 Credits AUTUMN

Pre-requisites: No

Aims/Description: This module is offered to all Aerospace Engineering courses in the third year, and provides a comprehensive knowledge about all elements of conceptual aircraft design. Some topics are: conceptual design and sizing, preliminary design, wing design, propulsion system selection, high-lift devices, winglets, tail design, fuselage design, performance and Aeroelasticity. The aim of this module is to provide students with a solid knowledge of the procedure for designing an aircraft.

Restrictions on availability: This unit is only available to students on Aerospace Engineering courses.

Staff Contact: Sarah Power
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

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

Teaching timetable


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