Missile aerodynamics and design 781

Module code MLD 781
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Module content

The aerodynamic discipline of missiles or slender bodies and general configuration design concepts, submarine, airship and munition development.  Slender body theory, aerodynamics of bodies, aerodynamics of low aspect ratio wings, vortices, wing body interference, downwash, the wake and wing tail interference, aerodynamic controls, drag, stability derivatives, design considerations, performance, manoeuvering flight, store carriage and separation.  Prerequisites for the course are aircraft design, subsonic and supersonic aerodynamics (including the concepts of potential flow, vortex theory, thin aerofoil theory, finite wing theory, compressible gas dynamics and shock wave theory) and flight dynamics.


Module credits 16.00
Prerequisites (recommended) aircraft design, aerodynamics, flight mechanics
Contact time 21 contact hours per semester
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Period of presentation Semester 1 or Semester 2

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