MAE 3050

MAE 3050

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2024-2025.

This course is an overview of the engineering science relevant to the design of aircraft. It is a course in applied aerodynamics, designed to develop the engineering background required to understand the principal aerodynamic constraints involved in the design of heavier-than-air, atmospheric flight vehicles. Basic concepts in fluid mechanics and aerodynamics are reviewed and described in the context of their relevance to the performance of aircraft and to the stability and controllability of flight vehicles. The fluid mechanical theory for lift and drag forces is developed, the characteristics of aircraft propulsive systems are explored, and the two are brought together to investigate the performance of typical aircraft.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: MAE 2030. Prerequisite or corequisite: ENGRD 2210 or BEE 2220, MAE 3230 or CHEME 3230 or BEE 3310 or CEE 3310. 

  • Students will be able to understand the basic elements of aerodynamic lift, drag, and moments forming the basis for flight.
  • Students will be able to analyze the motion of aircraft to obtain performance, stability and control information.
  • Students will be able to perform computer based solutions of problems related to aeronautics.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6835 MAE 3050   LEC 001

    • TR Corson-Mudd A106
    • Aug 26 - Dec 9, 2024
    • Bewley, G

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6892 MAE 3050   DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person