Flight mechanics 780

Module code MLV 780
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Module content

Drag: friction, pressure, induced, interference, cooling, trim, drag estimation and reduction, piston engines, propellers, gas turbines, turbojet, turboprop and turbofan engines, propfan engines, aircraft performance, take off, climb, level flight, range, flight and manoeuvre envelopes, landing, energy methods, static stability and control: stick fixed, stick free, lateral stability and control, dihedral effect, coupling, dynamic longitudinal stability, short period oscillations, phugoid oscillations, dynamic damping, flight characteristics.


Module credits 16.00
NQF Level 08
Prerequisites Working knowledge of MATLAB/OCTAVE/Python or similar
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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