Fundamentals of Aeronautical Engineering

Lecturer (assistant)
TypeLecture
Duration2 SWS
TermWintersemester 2017/18
Language of instructionGerman

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Description

The lecture "Grundlagen der Luftfahrttechnik" (fundamentals of aeronautical engineering) is held in cooperation with the Institute for Helicopter Technology and is conceived to provide the basics of aeronautical engineering. After taking part in this module, the students are able to understand the aircraft as the core element of aviation (including both rotary and fixed wing aircraft). The students will be capable to apply simple methods to analyze main characteristics in aerodynamics and flight performance. Moreover, they will be aware of basic relations and functionalities of systems and components. Other ILR lectures in the covered areas offer possibilities to gather further profound knowledge. The covered topics are: - Introduction – application examples of rotary and fixed wing aircraft (civil and military) - Historic development of fixed wing aircraft: civil and military aviation - Aircraft (fixed wing): overview, basics of aircraft aerodynamics (lift, drag, stability); mass estimation; basics of engine integration; aircraft performance; mission performance. - Historic development of rotary wing aircraft - Helicopter (rotary wing): overview, basics of momentum theory and blade element theory, preliminary design and mission performance, rotor dynamics - Aviation safety - Programmatics, systems : production programs, components, systems (capabilities, functionalities, realization)

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge in mathematics, mechanics and fluid mechanics

Examination

The subject matter studied is tested in a written 90 minutes exam consisting of two parts (50% fixed wing aircraft, 50% rotary aircraft) and contains short theoretical questions (partly multiple-choice, partly questions to be answered directly) and calculations. The questions adressing knowledge and transfer capabilities examine to which extent the students have understood the fundamentals of aeronautical engineering and are able to transfer basic interrelations. The student has to prove solid application of linear aerodynamics as well as empirical models on problems in the field of flight mechanics.

Recommended literature

Anderson, J., Introduction to Flight, McGraw-Hill Book Company; Pompl, W., Luftverkehr – Eine ökonomische Einführung, Heidelberg 1991; Sterzenbach, R.; Conrady, R.; Fichert, F.: Luftverkehr, Oldenbourg Verlag; Hünecke, K.: Die Technik des modernen Verkehrsflugzeuges, Motorbuch Verlag, 2008

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Exercises Fundamentals of Aeronautical Engineering

Lecturer (assistant)
TypeExercise
Duration1 SWS
TermWintersemester 2017/18
Language of instructionGerman

Dates

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