AE 2610

Introduction to Aerospace Engineering

Announcements

·        2/10/2017, Lab Schedule updated (field trips to College of Aviation, and the date changes)

·        2/10/2017, Updated Syllabus in PDF uploaded (2/10/2017)

·        Lab report cover page in ---.docx format

·        “The Wright Brothers” by Richard Hallion

Course Info

Hours:            Mon & Wed 3:30PM – 4:20PM (Lecture) @CEAS (Parkview Campus) D0204

Location:       Mon & Wed 5:30PM – 7:50PM (Lab) @CEAS F209 & Applied Aerodynamics Lab (at Kilgore Road Annex Facility)

 

Instructor:                 Dr. Kapseong Ro (Email: kapseong.ro@wmich.edu) (Tel: 276 – 3412)

Office Hours:             MW 10:30PM. – 12:00PM or by appointment

 

Course Web:             http://homepages.wmich.edu/~kro/AE2610/ae2610.htm

 

Text:                           “Introduction to Flight,” 8th Edition, John D. Anderson, Jr., McGraw Hill, 2012

 

Reference:        1.http://history.nasa.gov/SP-367/cover367.htm 

                           2.FAA-H-8083-25B

                                   

Grading:        2 Midterm Exams                               40% (20% each)

                        Final Exam (Comprehensive)             30%

                        8~10 HW Sets                                    15%    

                        6 Lab Group Reports + DBF              15% (12% LAB@2% each + DBF 3%)                               

Course Goal

The objective of this course is to give students a broad conceptual understanding of major branches of aerospace engineering discipline leading to aerospace vehicle design.

 

Course Objectives

  • To apply mathematics and physics courses to the solution of introductory level problems in aerospace engineering.
  • To introduce the principals of aeronautics for use in subsequent course in aeronautical curriculum.
  • To expose the student to the principals of aircraft design
  • To motivate the engineering students to pursue education and subsequent professional career in aeronautical engineering.

 

Tentative Topics to be covered:

1.     History of Aviation

2.     Basic Aerodynamics

3.     Propulsion

4.     Airplane Performance

5.     Stability & Control

6.     Structures & Materials

7.     High-speed Flight

8.     Airplane Design (through DBF)

9.     Aerospace Testing (through Lab)

 

Pre-requisite: MATH1220 & PHYS1060 concurrently


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Tentative

Lecture Schedule

 

AE2610 Introduction to Aerospace Engineering: Tentative Schedule

 

Week

Lecture Note

Reading Assignments from

J. D. Anderson & References

Homework

WK1

1/9

1/11

L.01

Introduction

Note

 

L.02

History of Aviation

1.1 - 1.12, FAA-8083 (Ch1)

HW#1

WK2

1/16

1/18

MLK Day Recess

L.03

Fundamental Theorems

2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4

4.1, 4.2, 4.3

HW#2

WK3

1/23

1/25

L.03

Lecture 3 continued

2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4

4.1, 4.2, 4.3

HW#1 Due

L.04

Pressure & Airspeed Measurements

4.10, 4.11.1

WK4

1/30

2/1

L.04

Lecture 4 continued

4.10, 4.11.1

HW#3

L.05

Lift Production (1)

5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4

FAA-8083 (Ch3)

HW#2 Due 

WK5

2/6

2/8

L.06

Lift Production (2)

5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4

FAA-8083 (Ch3)

L.06

Lecture 6 continued

5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4

FAA-8083 (Ch3)

HW#3 Due

WK6

2/13

2/15

L.07

Drag Production

4.15, 4.19, 4.20, 4.21

HW#4

Midterm Exam I (Lecture 1 - 6, Homework 1 - 3), Wednesday, Feb. 15th

WK7

2/20

2/22

L.07

Lecture 7 continued

4.15, 4.19, 4.20, 4.21

 

L.08

Finite Wing Theory (1)

5.5, FAA-8083 (Ch4)

WK8

2/27

3/1

L.09

Finite Wing Theory (2)

5.5, FAA-8083 (Ch4)

L.10

Earth Atmosphere

3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

HW#5

Spring Break

WK9

3/13

3/15

L.11

Thrust Production (1)

9.1, 9.2, 9.3

HW#4 Due

L.12

Thrust Production (2)

9.4, 9.5, 9.6

WK10

3/20

3/22

L.12

Lecture 12 continued

9.4, 9.5, 9.6

HW#5 Due, HW#6

L.12

Lecture 12 continued

9.4, 9.5, 9.6

WK11

3/27

3/29

L.13

Performance (1)

6.5, 6.6, 6.8, 6.9

HW#7, HW#6 Due

L.14

Performance (2)

6.5, 6.6, 6.8, 6.9

WK12

4/3

4/5

L.14

Lecture 14 continued

6.5, 6.6, 6.8, 6.9

HW#7 Due, HW #8

Midterm Exam II (Lecture 7 – 14, Homework 4 - 7), Wednesday, April 5th

WK13

4/10

4/12

L.15

Stability & Control

7.1, 7.2, FAA-8083 (Ch10)

HW#9

L.15

Lecture 15 continued

7.1, 7.2, FAA-8083 (Ch10)

HW#8 Due

WK14

4/17

4/19

L.16

Aerospace Structures

FAA-8083 (Ch2) & Handout

L.17

Aerospace Materials

FAA-8083 (Ch2) & Handout

HW#9 Due

Final Exam

Final Exam (Comprehensive), Monday, April 24th  2:45PM ~ 4:45PM

 

Note:

1.     Schedule is ONLY TENTATIVE, and subject to change.

2.     No late assignment will be accepted.

3.     No make-up test will be given.

4.     Any consequences caused by not attending classes are all students’ responsibility.

 

Laboratory

 

Schedule

 

Lab Topics

Time & Location

Week & Time

Time

1/18

1/23

1/25

1/30

2/1

2/6

2/8

2/13

2/15

2/20

2/22

2/28

3/1

3/13

3/15

3/20

3/22

3/27

3/29

4/3

4/5

4/10

4/12

4/17

4/19

Lab Intro @F209

5:30

ALL

W’s

ALL

M’s

 

 

 

 

 

A

F

 

Lab #1

Principle of Airspeed Measurement

@F209

LA: Proctor/Tyler

5:30

 

WA

MC

WC

MA

 

 

 

L

I

 

6:45

 

WB

MD

WD

MB

 

 

 

U

E

 

Lab #2

Airfoil Analysis using VisualFoil S/W

@F209

LA: Proctor/Tyler

5:30

 

WC

MA

WA

MC

 

 

 

 

 

 

M

L

 

6:45

 

WD

MB

WB

MD

 

 

 

 

 

 

N

D

 

Lab #3

Airfoil Analysis using Small WT

@AAL

LA: Wewengkang

5:30

 

 

 

WA

MA

(Wed)

WC

MC

(Wed)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6:45

 

 

 

WB

MB

(Wed)

WD

MD

(Wed)

 

 

 

 

N

T

 

Lab #5

Aircraft Familiarization using Flight Simulator

@F209

LA: Proctor/Tyler

5:30

 

 

 

WC

MC

WA

MA

 

 

 

 

E

R

 

6:45

 

 

 

WD

MD

WB

MB

 

 

 

 

T

I

 

Lab #7

Aircraft Weight & Balance

@F209

LA: Proctor/Tyler

5:30

 

 

 

 

 

WA

MA

WC

MC

 

 

W

P

 

6:45

 

 

 

 

 

WB

MB

WD

MD

 

 

O

 

 

Lab #6

Viscous Flow using Circular Cylinder

@AAL

LA: Wewengkang

5:30

 

 

 

 

 

 

WA

MA

(Wed)

WC

MC

(Wed)

 

R

C

 

6:45

 

 

 

 

 

 

WB

MB

(Wed)

WD

MD

(Wed)

 

K

O

 

Lab #4

Finite Wing Analysis

Using MSA S/W

@F209

LA: Proctor/Tyler

5:30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MA

WA

MC

WC

I

A

 

6:45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MB

WB

MD

WB

N

 

 

Lab #8

Glider Design Build Fly Competition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G

 

ALL Groups

Lab Extra

Career Guidance

5:30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALL

M, W

ALL

 

 

Applied Aerodynamics Lab

Location

 

From:

Western Michigan University: College of Engineering & Applied Sciences

 

1. Follow College Cir and Campus Dr to Parkview Ave 0.7 mi / 2 min

2. Continue on Parkview Ave. Take Oakland Dr and I-94 E to E Kilgore Rd 7.0 mi / 10 min

3. Turn right onto Parkview Ave 1.7 mi

4. Turn right onto Oakland Dr 1.6 mi

5. Turn left onto the Interstate 94 W ramp to Detroit 0.3 mi

6. Merge onto I-94 E 2.3 mi

7. Take exit 78 for Portage Rd toward Kilgore Rd 0.3 mi

8. Turn left onto Portage Rd 0.2 mi

9. Take the 1st right onto E Kilgore Rd

10. Destination will be on the right 0.6 mi

 

To:

Applied Aerodynamics Lab, 2914 E Kilgore Rd, Portage, MI 49002