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Cursus: 202000158
202000158
Aircraft Engineering
Cursus informatie
Cursus202000158
Studiepunten (ECTS)15
CursustypeOnderwijseenheid
VoertaalEngels
Contactpersoondr.ir. E.T.A. van der Weide
E-maile.t.a.vanderweide@utwente.nl
Docenten
VorigeVolgende 5
Docent
dr.ir. T.C. Bor
Docent
dr. L.D. De Santana
Docent
dr. D. Di Maio
Docent
dr.ir. W.J.B. Grouve
Docent
dr. D.R.J. Prak
Collegejaar2020
Aanvangsblok
1B
AanmeldingsprocedureZelf aanmelden via OSIRIS Student
Inschrijven via OSIRISNee
Aantal onvoldoende toetsen1
Cursusdoelen
After successfully completing this module, the student is able:
  • To explain the functions of the structural parts of an aircraft and use this knowledge in the concept design
  • To analyze and explain the loads on an aircraft and apply this during the concept design
  • To explain the causes/reasons of instabilities such as buckling, flutter, stall and fatigue and take this into account in the design phase
  • To understand the significance of non-dimensional numbers for scaling aerodynamic experiments
  • To compute the aerodynamic forces on profiles and apply this to the concept design
  • To analyze the aerodynamics of an aircraft on global level and apply this to the concept design
  • To explain the main differences propeller and jet engines and take this into account in the concept design.
  • To analyze the performance of an aircraft on global level and apply this to the concept design
  • To compute the stability characteristics of an aircraft and apply this to the concept design
  • To collaborate and operate in a design team
  • To make a concept design of an aircraft

 
Inhoud
The module consists of three lecture series being Introduction to Aircraft Technology, Aircraft Structures and Aerodynamics. The content of these lecture series will be applied in an assignment in which a Concept Design of an Aircraft has to be made.
In Introduction to Aircraft Technology a brief account of the history of aviation, the evolution of aircraft configurations, the principles of flight and the standard atmosphere is given. Subsequently the aerodynamics of aircraft wings (lift, drag, pitching moment, stall, critical Mach number, drag-divergence Mach number) is explained, with some emphasis on transonic transport aircraft.

In Aircraft Structures an overview of the structural parts, their designation and their function in the structure are presented. Subjects that determine the requirements in the design process that are treated in the course are the aerodynamic and structural (dynamic) loads, buckling, fatigue and flutter. The first airplanes were made of steel, wood and linen. Later aluminum became the most important material. Nowadays two new materials become favorable namely composites and metal fiber laminates (Glare). Special attention will be paid to both new materials and Glare will be used to show what effort it takes before a new material is accepted in the aircraft industry.
 
In Aerodynamics the fundamentals of aircraft aerodynamics are treated with emphasis on the relation between the shape of aircraft configurations and its components as wings and fuselage, and the aerodynamic characteristics (lift, (friction, pressure, lift-induced, wave) drag, pitching moment) of these configurations flying at subsonic, transonic or supersonic speed.
 
During the Kick Off of the presentation of the group assignment for the Conceptual Design of an Aircraft an overview will be given of the steps that are carried out in the Conceptual Design Phase which results in a global design of a new aircraft. Further groups are formed and the (challenging) requirements for the aircraft will be presented and explained. In week 9 the reports have to be handed in and the project is finished with oral presentations in week 10. Due to the large amount of work and the relative short time the project group members have to distribute the workload and denominate specialists


Assessment

 
     
1 Introduction to Aircraft Technology Three sets of assignments can be made individually and on a voluntary basis, for which a maximum of one bonus point can be obtained for the written exam at the end of the module. The resit exam is either a written or an oral exam.
 
2 Aircraft Structures Three sets of assignments can be made individually and on a voluntary basis, for which a maximum of one bonus point can be obtained for the written exam at the end of the module. The resit exam is either a written or an oral exam
3 Aerodynamics Three sets of assignments can be made individually and on a voluntary basis, for which a maximum of one bonus point can be obtained for the written exam at the end of the module. The resit exam is either a written or an oral exam
4 Concept Design of Aircraft Project presentation if project report has been graded as sufficient.

 
Voorkennis
Student must be familiar with the basics of mechanics (statics and strength of materials) and the basics of fluid mechanics and mastering the basic physics and math necessary for starting a BSc engineering program. Knowledge on Calculus 1A, 1B, 2 and vector calculus (previously known as Math B1, B2, D1 and D2) is a prerequisite. For the theory see the book of Thomas 'Calculus, Early Transcendentals'. Especially chapters 13-16 are important.
Participating study
Bachelor Mechanical Engineering
Participating study
Bachelor Technische Bedrijfskunde
Verplicht materiaal
Handouts
Handouts at Canvas
Book
John D. Anderson, Jr.: Introduction to Flight, 8th edition, ISBN 978-981-4636-18-6
Book
Fundamentals of Aerodynamics 6th ed, John D. Anderson, Jr. ISBN: 978-1-259-25134-4
Book
T.H.G. Megson: Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students, 6th Edition, ISBN: 9780081009147
Aanbevolen materiaal
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Werkvormen
Assessment
AanwezigheidsplichtJa

Lecture

Presentation(s)
AanwezigheidsplichtJa

Project supervised
AanwezigheidsplichtJa

Toetsen
Introduction to Aircraft Technology

Aircraft Structures

Aerodynamics

Concept Design of Aircraft

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