This first part of the course Introduction to Aerospace Engineering presents an overall picture of the aeronautics domain. This overview involves a number of different perspectives on the aerospace domain, and shows some basic principles of the most important concepts for flight. Then the basic aerodynamics are covered, followed by flight mechanics.
- Have an overview of the history of flight
- Apply basic/constitutive principles of mechanics of fluids – a.o. Bernoulli.
- Apply control volume approaches
- Explain flow regimes (viscous/non-viscous; compressible/incompressible aerodynamics) and to estimate viscous and thermal effects
- Compute lift/drag of simple configurations
- Describe reference frames and derive general equations of motion for flight and orbital mechanics
- Apply equations of motion to determine aircraft performance in steady gliding, horizontal and climbing flight
- Derive aircraft performance diagram and flight envelope, in relation to aircraft morphology, lift-drag polar and engine performance
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