Introduction to Aerospace Engineering



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The aim of this course is to provide a general overview of the field of Aeronautical Engineering to interested students. The course will consist of ten Capsules, each consisting of two Lectures. Each Lecture will cover a specific concept or area relevant to the subject. An attempt will be made to cover the contents in an interesting manner, by a judicious use of a mix of powerpoint presentations, in-class activities, quizzes, innovative and hands on assignments that will not only increase the awareness of the students, but also satiate their curiosity and desire to know more about the various concepts related to the subject. 

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Week 1: Atmosphere and its properties
Week 2: Nomenclature of aircraft components
Week 3: Fluid Mechanics – I : Incompressible flow, Bernoulli’s Equation, Coanda Effect, and Mach No..
Week 4: Fluid Mechanics –II : Viscous Flow, Boundary Layer, Pressure Measurement
Week 5: Aerodynamics – I : Airfoils, and Lift Generation Theories
Week 6: Aerodynamics – II : Critical Mach no., Types of Drag
Week 7: Propulsion : Types of Aircraft Engines
Week 8: Aircraft Performance – I : Steady Level Flight and Altitude effects
Week 9: Aircraft Performance- II : Glide, Climb, Ceilings, Turn, and Pull up
Week 10: Aircraft Longitudinal Stability,and V-n Diagram
Week 11: Aircraft Performance- III : Takeoff and Landing, Range and Endurance, Range-Payload Diagram
Week 12: Flapping Wing Aerodynamics;

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