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SYSE-823 Performance Analysis of Aerial Vehicles
Campus RCMS
Programs PG
Session Spring Semester 2017
Course Title Performance Analysis of Aerial Vehicles
Course Code SYSE-823
Credit Hours 3-0
Course Objectives The objective of this course is to teach the method of conducting performance analysis for any aerial vehicle across its complete flight envelope. The performance analysis of three major platform types will be taught: fixed wing, rotary wing and vertical/short tak-off and landing aircraft. Special examples ofUAVs will be used in the course.
Detail Content
  • Fixed Wing Aircraft Performance.
    • Introduction
    • The aircraft and its environment
    • Weight performance
    • Aerodynamic performance
    • Engine performance
    • Flight envelopes
    • Take-off/Landing/Climb/Gliding/Cruise/Turn Performance
  • Rotary-Wing Aircraft Performance
    • Rotorcraft performance
    • Rotorcraft in vertical/forward/turn flight
    • Rotorcraft mission analysis
  • V/STOL and Noise Performance
    • V/STOL performance
    • Noise performance
Text/Ref Books
  • Fillipone, A., Flight performance of fixed and rotary wing aircraft, 1st ed. AIAA Education Series, 2006.
  • Anderson, J. D., Aircraft Performance and Design, McGraw Hill International, Singapore, 1999.
Time Schedule Spring Semester 2017
Faculty/Resource Person Dr Adnan Maqsood
PhD (Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore)
Discipline: Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Specialization: Aerodynamics/Flight Mechanics & Control/Human Factors