ADV800 - Advanced Aircraft Design

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Subject Title
Advanced Aircraft Design

Subject Description
This course is a continuation of ADV700.  It will blend many technical and management topics to set its fundamental aims and objectives.  To this end a system approach, based on the integration of previously studied engineering and flying courses, to the design of each specific aircraft will be followed.

The aircraft requirements, usually conflicting from the different specialized areas, must be incorporated into an optimized design that is technically and economically feasible and also complying with airworthiness regulations (FAA, MIL, and JAA) and environmental issues.

Credit Status
One Credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1.   Perform an initial calculations of the fuselage layout externally, internally (passengers and cargo or freight) and the cockpit design   

2.   Perform calculations of the wing and empennage layouts defining the wing and tail locations, areas, airfoils, size and location of control services and                     geometrical parameters

3.   Perform the lift and drag estimations of the complete aircraft

4.   Integrate the aircraft power plant (jet or propellered engines) with considerations to the type and number of engines as best fit for the required mission

5.   Utilize analytical and computation methods in the analysis of aircraft mass and balance and the payload-range diagram

6.    Analyze the aircraft performances, TOW, TO and landing runs and the cruise altitude and speed

7.   Perform an initial cost estimates for the designed aircraft

8.  Perform aircraft type studies involving aircraft stretching (or shortening) and trade studies (range vs. payload and/or cruise speed)

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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