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Last approved: Thu, 04 May 2017 08:02:29 GMT

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Major
MAE (Mechanical & Aerospace Engr)
251
014153
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Aerospace Vehicle Performance
Aerospace Vehicle Perf.
College of Engineering
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr (14MAE)
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Every Year
Fall 2017
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3.0
Course Attribute(s)


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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Ashok Gopalarathnam
Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture8585No-
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Prerequisite: Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher and a grade of C or better in both MA 241 and PY 205; Corequisite: CSC 113
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
14AEBSAerospace EngineeringRequired
Introduction to the problem of performance analysis in aerospace engineering. Aircraft performance in gliding, climbing, level, and turning flight. Calculation of vehicle take-off and landing distance, range and endurance. Elementary performance design problems. Introduction to space flight.

1. Course offering has changed from Summer and Spring to Fall Only. This matches the changes that were made to the AE curriculum in 2013.


2. CSC 113 has been added as a required co-requisite. It is necessary for students to have some programming experience to be able to successfully complete projects and assignments for this course. CSC 113 is already listed in the AE curriculum for the semester prior to the semester students will take MAE 251, so most students have already completed CSC 113 by the time they get to this course. 


3. Catalog description has been revised to add "Introduction to space flight."


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
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Requisites and Scheduling
 
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Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
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Faculty in the Aerospace Engineering program will be teaching this course as part of their regular teaching load.

  • Students will gain an introduction to aircraft and spacecraft and their typical parts

  • Students will be competent in calculating atmosperic properties at different altitudes

  • Students will be competent in the use of Bernoulli's theorem for duct flow and airspeed measurement,

  • Students will have an appreciation of basic concepts in aerodynamics

  • Students will be gain an introduction to estimation of aircraft drag

  • Students will be competent in estimation of aircraft performance parameters

  • Students will gain an understanding of simple space orbits and maneuvers

  • Students will gain an understand the complexity associated with design


Student Learning Outcomes

After completing the course, the student will have the ability to:



  • Calculate properties of the standard atmosphere using hand calculations and computer programs

  • Analyze duct flow and airspeed measurement problems using Bernoulli's theorem

  • Calculate Reynolds number and Mach number

  • Estimate aircraft drag using simple drag-build-up approach

  • Estimate aircraft performance parameters (level flight, climb, glide, takeoff, landing, maneuvers)

  • Explain the different parts of an aircraft in relation to stability and control

  • Analyze simple space orbits and maneuvers

  • Understand the complexity associated with design


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Homework20%Approximately 5-6 homework assignments will be handed out. They will need to be completed in 1-1.5 weeks as per the deadline provided in the homework. Late homework will not be accepted.
Midterm20%In-class midterm tests tentatively on 27 September and 1 November.
Quiz5%Pop quizzes, usually at the beginning of classes. Some pop quizzes will be administered in class via Moodle. All students will need to bring to every class a laptop (or tablet or other device) from which they will be able to access Moodle to take the quiz. No make-ups for pop quizzes.
Project25%It is anticipated that we will have 3-5 projects in the course. The projects are intended to provide a venue for application of concepts learned in the course either by implementation as a computer program or by use of an existing software for aerodynamic analysis. Roughly, a typical project will have double the weight of a typical HW. Projects may also involve some online learning using materials not discussed in the lectures, such as pre-recorded video lectures and internet-based user guides. Possible projects are: computer program for standard atmosphere, computer program for aircraft performance, design-build-fly project of a glider or rocket, simulation of orbits, and simple exercise to illustrate vehicle design. Dates to be decided (TBD).
Final Exam30%A comprehensive final examination on Tuesday, Dec 6, 1-4 pm.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Anatomy of Aircraft and Spacecraft2 Weeks
Standard Atmosphere1 Week
Basic aerodynamic concepts4 Weeks
Aircraft drag estimation4 Weeks
Aircraft performance3 Weeks
Introduction to space flight1 Week

dwparish (Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:41:37 GMT): Rollback: Change the GPA from 2.5 to 2.0 as discussed in CCC meeting
aeherget (Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:55:06 GMT): AECHH: Uploading updated syllabus at instructor's request via email 4/24/2017.
agopalar (Mon, 01 May 2017 17:10:50 GMT): Updated topic outline to add up to 15 weeks and better match with updated syllabus.
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