AE 3800

Flight Vehicle Performance

Announcements

·        Course Syllabus

MATLAB

Programs

·        MATLAB PROGRAM: classexample04.m

·        MATLAB PROGRAM: G4LevelPerformanceAnalysisProgram.m

·        MATLAB PROGRAM: classexample03.m, my_bisection.m

·        MATLAB PROGRAM: classexample02.m

·        MATLAB PROGRAM: classexample01.m

·        MATLAB PROGRAM: tsa.m, tsa_test.m

·        MATLAB PROGRAM: lifting_line.m

Useful

Links

·        Transonic Flight Shock Wave Formation Video

·        Supersonic Flight Sonic Boom Video

Course Information

Class Hours:    MW1:00PM ~ 2:20PM @CEAS-C0123

 

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

Office Hours:   CEAS G244, MW 10:30AM – 12:00PM or by appointment

 

Textbook:           “Aircraft Performance & Design,” John D. Anderson, Jr., McGraw Hill, 1999

References:         “Introduction to Flight,” 7th Edition, John D. Anderson, Jr., McGraw Hill, 2000

                           “Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge,” by FAA

http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/handbooks_manuals/aviation/pilot_handbook/

                                   

Grading:          2 Midterm Exams                     50% (25% each)             

                        Final (Comprehensive)              30%

                        Homework                                20%

 

Catalog Description:   

A study of flight vehicle performance with an emphasis on the aerodynamics on vehicle design. Computer applications to the solution of the problems of flight vehicle performance. 

 

Course Objectives:

§  To develop an understanding of flight vehicle performance

§  To develop an understanding of numerical methods used to analyze aircraft performance

§  To obtain a working knowledge of engineering computation software (MATLAB)

§  To obtain basic user knowledge of the Internet as an information source

 

Pre-requisites & Computer Skills:

            AE3610, AE3710 Concurrently & MATLAB

 

Tentative Topics to be covered:

1.      Applied Aerodynamics for Aircraft Performance Analysis

2.      Propulsion Characteristics for Aircraft Performance Analysis

3.      Equations of Motion

4.      Steady Flight Performance

5.      Accelerated Flight Performance

 

Academic Integrity Issue:

“You are responsible for making yourself aware of and understanding the policies and procedures in the Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs that pertain to Academic Honesty. These policies include cheating, fabrication, falsification and forgery, multiple submission, plagiarism, complicity and computer misuse. [The policies can be found at http://catalog.wmich.edu under Academic Policies, Student Rights and Responsibilities.] If there is reason to believe you have been involved in academic dishonesty, you will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct. You will be given the opportunity to review the charge(s). If you believe you are not responsible, you will have the opportunity for a hearing. You should consult with your instructor if you are uncertain about an issue of academic honesty prior to the submission of an assignment or test.”

Tentative Schedule

 

Week

Topics

Lecture Note

Textbook

Homework

WK1

1/9

1/11

Introduction

Lecture 1

2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4

 

Airfoil & Finite Wing Aerodynamics Review

Lecture 2

2.5, 2.6, 2.7

HW #1

WK2

1/16

1/18

MLK Day – No Class

 

 

 

Straight & Swept Wing, Delta Wing

Lecture 3

2.8.1, 2.8.2

 

WK3

1/23

1/25

Wing/Body Combination, Subsonic Drag

Lecture 4

2.8.3

HW #2

Transonic Drag

Supersonic Drag & Drag Polar

Lecture 5

Lecture 6

2.9

HW #1 Due

WK4

1/30

2/1

Thrust & Efficiency, SFC & TSFC

Reciprocating Engine/Propeller

Lecture 7

Lecture 8

3.1, 3.2, 3.3

 

Propeller Aerodynamics:

Momentum - Blade Element Analysis

Lecture 9

Note

HW #3

WK5

2/6

2/8

Introduction to Gas Turbine Engine

Lecture 10

Note

HW #2 Due

Turbine Engine Characteristics

Lecture 11

3.4, 3.5, 3.6

HW #4

WK6

2/13

2/15

The Standard Atmosphere

EOM for Steady Level Flight

Lecture 12

Lecture 13

Note

4.1, 4.2, 4.3

HW #3 Due

Midterm Exam I (Chapter 1, 2 & 3)

 

 

WK7

2/20

2/22

Thrust Required (Drag): Graphical

Thrust Required (Drag): Analytical

Lecture 14

Lecture 15

5.1, 5.2, 5.3

Fundamental Parameters

Lecture 16

5.4

WK8

2/27

3/1

Thrust & Max Velocity

Power & Max Velocity

Lecture 17

Lecture 18

5.5

5.6, 5.7

HW #5

Minimum Velocity:

Stall & High-Lift Devices

Lecture 19

5.9

HW #4 Due

SRPING BREAK

WK9

3/13

3/15

Effect of Altitude &

H-V Diagram without Ceiling

Lecture 20

Note

HW #6

Rate of Climb: Graphical

Rate of Climb: Analytical

Lecture 21

Lecture 22

5.10

HW #5 Due

HW #7

WK10

3/20

3/22

Gliding, Ceiling & Time to Climb

Flight Envelop (H-V) Diagram

Lecture 23

5.11, 5.12

Note

HW #6 Due

Range & Endurance

Lecture 24

5.13, 5.14

 

WK11

3/27

3/29

Range & Endurance

Lecture 25

5.15

HW #8

Range & Endurance continued

 

 

HW #7 Due

WK12

4/3

4/5

Level Turn

Lecture 26

6.1, 6.2

HW#8 Due

Midterm Exam II (Chapter 4 & 5)

WK13

4/10

4/12

Level Turn

Lecture 27

6.1, 6.2

HW #9

Pull-up, Pull-down & Load-Factor Limit

V-n Diagram

Lecture 28

6.3, 6.4, 6.5

HW #10

WK14

4/17

4/19

Take-off

Lecture 29

6.7

 HW #9 Due

Landing

Lecture 30

6.8

HW #10 Due

Final Exam

Final Exam (Comprehensive) April 25th Tuesday, 2:45PM ~ 4:45PM

 

Note:

1.     Schedule ONLY TENTATIVE, and is 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.