Flight Mechanics 3 ENG3060
- Academic Session: 2022-23
- School: School of Engineering
- Credits: 10
- Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
- Typically Offered: Semester 2
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
This course will equip the student with a robust theoretical basis for development of elementary concepts in aircraft performance, stability and control.
two lectures per week for 20 lectures
Main Assessment In: April/May
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.