ARO500 - Advanced Aerodynamics

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Subject Title
Advanced Aerodynamics

Subject Description
This course is a continuation of the basic aerodynamics course ARO400.  Students develop concepts in supersonic aerodynamics.  Supersonic flow theory is developed and examined for normal and oblique shockwaves.  Emphasis is given to supersonic and subsonic aircraft intake systems requirements and limitations.
Aircraft performance is also covered for variety of airplanes to enable the students to analyze airplane performances in all areas such as take-off, climb, cruise, descent and landing.
Moreover, the basic theory and aerodynamic design of aircraft propellers are also covered in this course. 
Students integrate multiple aspects of aerodynamic characteristics in the airplane design, performance and operation and gain a complete understanding of the full impact of varying designs and conditions on the aerodynamics and performance of the airplanes they fly.

Credit Status
One Credit

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

  1. Calculate high speed flight characteristics such as shockwave angle and strength to estimate drag and thrust required to keep a steady level of flight.
  2. Estimate flow properties behind a normal and oblique shock wave using appropriate formulae and chart in order to estimate an engine performance during supersonic flight.
  3. Predict lift aircraft operating performance characteristics response of aircraft by Identifying airfoil specifications such as thickness and camber that contribute to life and drag characteristics of an airplane.
  4. Utilize appropriate formulae and charts to estimate performance characteristics such as compression ratio, mass flow rate and intake temperature of 2D supersonic intakes.
  5. Estimate the Range, Endurance, Landing and Takeoff distances for typical civil aircraft given the engine and runway specifications.
  6. Identify appropriate formulae and estimate performance characteristics of a propeller driven airplane.

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