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This module will provide students with an understanding of the principles, concepts and analysis techniques of fixed-wing platforms.
At a glance
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- Duration5 days
Short Course for Credit fee - £1,310
Standalone Short Course fee - £1,750Concessions available
What you will learn
On successful completion of this module you should be able to:
- Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the fundamental concepts of fixed- wing aerodynamics and flight mechanics.
- Relate the flight envelope and control surfaces to an aircraft’s trim and stability,
- Relate the principles of flight mechanics and the fundamental concepts of subsonic and supersonic aerodynamics to aircraft analysis.
- Aerodynamics: fundamental definitions; basic fluid dynamics; basic aerodynamics; the origins of lift; drag subsonic flight speeds; compressible flow; transonic flight; supersonic flight; drag reduction in high-speed flight.
- Aerostructures: history of aircraft structural design developments; fundamental aerospace stress and structural analysis methods; structural layout methods; structural loads.
- Flight mechanics 1: performance; airspeeds; cruise performance; mass definitions; climbing and descending flight; manoeuvres; take-off and landing; energy-height concept.
- Flight mechanics 2: trim, stability and control; longitudinal static stability; lateral/directional static stability; lateral dynamic stability; control methods.
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When taken as a Short Course for Credit, 10 credit points can be put towards the Military Aerospace and Airworthiness MSc.
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