Flight Mechanics 3 ENG3060

  • Academic Session: 2018-19
  • School: School of Engineering
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course will equip the student with a robust theoretical basis for development of elementary concepts in aircraft performance, stability and control.

Timetable

two lectures per week for 20 lectures

Requirements of Entry

Mandatory Entry Requirements

None

Recommended Entry Requirements

None

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

100% Examination

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

The aim of this courses is to equip the student with a robust theoretical basis for development of elementary concepts in aircraft performance, stability and control

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ state standard notation and nomenclature used in flight mechanics;

■ calculate centre of mass and moments of inertia for given structures and loads;

■ define Euler angles and use them to convert between frames of reference;

■ develop equations of motion for translating and rotating frames of reference in 3D;

■ perform simple calculations based on aerodynamics and propulsive forces and moments;

■ explain elementary stability and control concepts;

■ discuss typical modes of motion qualitatively and quantitatively;

■ assess the inter-relationship between design and handling qualities.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must attend the degree examination and submit at least 75% by weight of the other components of the course's summative assessment.

 

Students must attend the timetabled laboratory classes.

 

Students should attend at least 75% of the timetabled classes of the course.

 

Note that these are minimum requirements: good students will achieve far higher participation/submission rates.  Any student who misses an assessment or a significant number of classes because of illness or other good cause should report this by completing a MyCampus absence report.