BACHELOR OF AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING


Programme Aims and Objectives

Introduction

The Bachelor of engineering Aeronautical Engineering (honors) is designed to equip students with skills to solve challenges in design, construction, propulsion, use and control for safe operation of rotary and fixed winged aircraft. The program offers students the opportunity to learn real-world engineering principles, analyse and interpret aircraft behaviour, aircraft performance and detailed analysis of aircraft structures.

 

Students will study composite materials, aero elasticity, high-speed aerodynamics, fluid dynamics, flight dynamics and control theory. Students will carry out individual project work, which allows them to apply the knowledge they have gained during their studies to a problem in aeronautical engineering as well as visit industrial sites,

 

The aeronautical engineer developed by this program is a skilled, practical engineer with the knowledge of aircraft design, real time operation and flight characteristics who will have opportunity to work in an aerospace or aviation industry both locally and abroad.

 

Rationale

 The Aeronautical industry is an important sector in a world of rapid economic growth, transportation and infrastructure development. This is a place where goods, services and people are needed to meet deadlines in the distribution and delivery of such goods and services around the globe. Aeronautical engineers are key to design and operate aircraft to transport these goods, people and services around the globe to those places that require them in a most effective, safe and timely manner.

 

  Aims of the programme

 The Aerospace Engineering program delivers an educational program of study that prepares its graduates to become intellectual leaders in industry, government, and academia. Graduates of our programs are grounded in scientific, mathematical, and technical knowledge through coursework that keeps pace with current relevant technologies; they have developed the ability to analyze, and design engineering systems through their immersion in the problem-based activities and, by means of general education courses, they have enhanced their ability to communicate and have acquired an understanding and appreciation for other areas of human intellectual achievement.

Program Details

First Year and Second Year is done in the School of Mathematics and Natural sciences

First Year

FIXED-WING AERODYNAMICS:

INTRODUCTION & FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS

WIND TUNNEL EXPERIMENTS

 AEROFOIL AND WING DESIGN

INTRODUCTION

WHY DESIGN A NEW AIRCRAFT?

TYPES OFAIRCRAFT

C0MPONENT DESIGN

BASICS AIRFRAME SYSYTEMS

WHY AIRCRAFT COST SO MUCH?

FUTURE DESIGNS

General aircraft as a system.

Basic systems engineering.

Aircraft Systems

Aircraft Instrument Systems.

Aircraft Performance Nomenclature and Introduction to Aircraft Performance

Take-off & Landing Performance

  • Mechanical Properties of materials
  • Stress
  • Strain
  • Stress Transformation
  • Strain Transformation
  •  Transverse Shear
  • Theory of Buckling of Columns
  • Deflection of Beams and Shafts
  • The elastic curve
  • Slope and displacement
  • Torsion
  • Energy Methods
  • Castigliano’s theorem
  •  Continuous Beams
  • Bending
  • Combined Loading
  • Basic fluid dynamics
  • Energy equation
  • Momentum equation
  • Behaviour of real fluids

Part two

  • Basic principles of thermodynamics
  • Work and heat
  • The first law of thermodynamics
  • The second law of thermodynamics
  • Power and Refrigeration vapour cycles
  • Hydraulic Turbines System
  • Analysis of Pumps

Laplace Transforms

Application of Laplace transforms to solve differential equations

Fourier series

Fourier Transforms

Multiple Integration

Vector Algebra

Vector calculus

Partial Differential equations

Functions of complex variables: mappings, analytical functions, complex integration

z- transforms and difference equations

Crystal structures of materials

Strengthening Mechanisms

Diffusion

Nucleation and Growth

Creep

Fatigue

Brittle Fracture

Properties and uses of metals

Second Year

AERODYNAMICS OF FLUID FLOW

THIN AEROFOIL THEORY

FINITE WING AERODYNAMICS

INTRODUCTION TO COMPRESSIBLE FLOW.

INTRODUCTION TO VISCOUS FLOW

FLIGHT MECHANICS

ROTARY WING AIRCRAFT

FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF LINEAR ELASTIC PROBLEMS

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS

FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS,MODERN COMPOSITE MATERIALS

MECHANICS AND DESIGN

MATERIAL SELECTION FOR AIRCRAFT COMPONENTS

MANUFACTURE

APPLICATIONS

INTRODUCTION TO AIRCRAFT STRUCTURES

STRUCTURAL PERFORMANCE AND ANALYSIS

AIRCRAFT COMPONENT STRUCTURAL DETAILS

INTRODUCTION OF FATIGUE ANALYSIS AND DESIGN

INTRODUCTION TO VIBRATION THEORY

Introduction, Mathematical Preliminaries

Point-Mass Dynamics and Forces

Low-Speed Aerodynamics: 2-D and 3-D

Induced Drag and High-Speed Aerodynamics

Aerodynamic Moments

Aircraft Equations of Motion: Translation and Rotation; and Flight Path Computation

Control Devices and Systems

Linearized Equations of Motion

Longitudinal Dynamics and Lateral-Directional Dynamics

Analysis of Time Response

Transfer Functions and Frequency Response

Root-Locus Analysis of Parameter Variations and Feedback Control

Advanced Problems of Longitudinal Dynamics and Lateral-Directional Dynamics

Flying Qualities Criteria

Maneuvering at High Angle and Angular Rate

Flight at High Speed and Altitude

INTRODUCTION TO AIRCRAFT PROPULSION

PISTON ENGINES

BASIC CONCEPTS OF GAS TURBINE AND CYCLE ANALYSIS

Non-rotating Components

Compressors

Turbines

DESIGN:

Problem solving techniques.

Development and use of applicable analytical techniques used in proving a design solution.

Production of 3-D models and assemblies in support of a design solution.
Research and investigation into design possibilities, component or system availability and incorporation into a design, justification for a design configuration, innovation or adaptation.
Writing a project report containing an explanation and justification of the design.

The Role of Statistics in Engineering

Descriptive Statistics

Probability

Discrete Random Variables and Probability Distributions

Continuous Random Variables and Probability Distributions

Joint Probability Distribution

Sampling Distributions and Point Estimation of Parameters

Statistical Interval for a Single sample

Tests of Hypotheses for a Single Sample

Design and Analysis of Single-Factor Experiments: The Analysis of Variance

Fifth Year

GAS TURBINE CYCLES

DESIGN POINT OPERATION

INTAKES AND NOZZLES

COMBUSTION AND COMBUSTOR DESIGN:

DESIGN

Problem solving techniques

Production of 3-D models and assemblies in support of a design solution.

Writing a project report containing an explanation and justification of the design.

DEVELOPING THE AIRPLANE DESIGN CONCEPT

DEVELOPING THE AIRPLANE PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS

CHOOSING THE AIRPLANE SCHEME

REQUIRED START THRUST-TO-WEIGHT RATIO

AIRPLANE TAKE-OFF MASS

DEFINING THE MAIN AIRPLANE PARAMETERS

AIRPLANE WEIGHT ESTIMATE

AIRPLANE LAYOUT

THE AIRPLANE BALANCE

GENERAL DRAWING AND TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION OF THE AIRPLANE

CONCEPTUAL DESIGN PROSPECTS

INTRODUCTION

COMPONENTS OF AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS

TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES

Domestic Law

International Law

Territorial limits designation of country of jurisdiction and exercise of function

Aircraft in flight and aircraft in service

Air Services

Air services permits

Aviation Safety

Aircraft Accidents Investigation

Aviation Security

Offences Committed On Board Civil Aircraft In Flight And Protective Measures

INTRODUCTION

INTRODUCTION TO HOVERING THEORY.

VERTICAL FLIGHT.

FORWARD FLIGHT.

HELICOPTER TRIM AND STABILITY.

Vibrations

Structural Dynamics

Static Aeroelasticity

Unsteady Aerodynamics

Dynamic Aeroelasticity

Aero-servo-elasticity

Experimental Aeroelasticity

Introduction to Human Factor

Research Methods

Design and Evaluation Methods

Visual Sensory Systems

Auditory, Tactile, and Vestibular System

Cognition

Decision Making

Displays

Control

Engineering Anthropometry and Work-Space Design

Biomechanics of Work

Work Physiology

Stress and Workload

Safety, Accidents, and Human Error

Human-Computer Interaction

Automation

Transportation Human Factors

Selection and Training

Social Factors

Introduction to Principles of Managemen

Entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurial perspective

Enterprising opportunities

Developing Mission, Vision, and Values, Strategizing


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