Aircraft Performance 3 ENG3059
- Academic Session: 2020-21
- School: School of Engineering
- Credits: 10
- Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
- Typically Offered: Semester 1
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
- Available to Erasmus Students: Yes
This course will equip the student with a robust theoretical basis for development of elementary concepts in aircraft performance.
two lectures per week for 20 lectures
Requirements of Entry
Mandatory Entry Requirements
Recommended Entry Requirements
Main Assessment In: December
The aim of this course it to equip the student with a robust theoretical basis for development of elementary concepts in aircraft performance.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ demonstrate knowledge of basic concepts in the analysis of aircraft performance;
■ assess the importance of airspeed in the determination of efficient aircraft operation;
■ develop awareness of the factors influencing climb and descent profiles in operation;
■ determine aircraft range by a simple model (Breguet range equation) and to appreciate the impact of the various types of propulsion and aircraft design on range;
■ demonstrate knowledge of the "V-speeds" in take-off and landing considerations;
■ analyse those aspects of design and the operating environment that determine takeoff and landing performance.
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 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.