The NACA airfoil series.pdf
Note: HWs assignments are given via Email distribution.
Final Project Reports folder
||AE 425, ME425: Aerodynamics|
of propeller and jet aircraft performance. Steady and accelerated
flight. Equations of motion. Level flight. Gliding,
climbing, driftdown. Takeoff and landing. FAR
requirements. Range and endurance. Payload-range
diagram. Maneuvering. V-n diagram. Turning and pull-ups.
Stall and spin behavior. Energy methods.
||Aircraft Performance and Design, John D. Anderson, McGraw-Hill, 1999.|
Aerodynamics and Performance, Roskam, J. and Lan, C.-T.,
Fundamentals of Flight, Shevell, R.D., Second Edition, Prentice Hall, 1989.
evaluation tools used for this course include homeworks, tests/exam,
and a project. The homework assignments are selected to reinforce class
lectures. The tests are variations on homework and class material with
both analytic and numerical components. All tests will be closed
book, closed notes, and held during the class period (1 hr 15 min).
 Homework 10%
 Test 1 20% (TBD)
 Test 2 20% (TBD)
 Project 25% (Project report and oral presentation - TBD)
 Test 3 25% (TBD)
one of the two projects illustrated next:
1) To enhance learning, the student teams (two or three students) are required to estimate the performance characteristics of actual airplanes. Each team selects an airplane, obtains its geometric, mass, and thrust data, and computes performance. Students submit two work-in-progress reports and final reports at the end and make oral presentations.
2) To enhance learning, the students are required to find one or more literature article (from a journal, book, etc.) where the problem of performance and flight mechanics of airplanes has been treated. Each team (two or three students) should choose any of the topics under the general category of performance and flight mechanics of airplanes. However, aside from this constraint, the primary driving force in the selection of the paper topic should be your interest. You should review the literature in order to become familiar with your topic and the issues surrounding it.
Students submit work-in-progress reports at mid-semester and final reports at the end and make oral presentations.
Note: Start this assignment early! ALL topics must be approved by the instructor, due date: first week of October.