Conservation laws, potential flow, airfoil and wing analysis. Boundary layer theory and pressure gradients on plates and airfoils. Introduction to turbulent and vortex-dominated flows.
Introduction to space launch vehicle and spacecraft design, including an understanding of the various subsystems and how the overall vehicle's optimization leads to good conceptual designs. Introduction to parameters in aerospace analysis and how they effect the design.
Introduction to aircraft design, including an understanding of the various components leading to a good conceptual design. Introduction to parameters in aerospace analysis and how they may impact a design. Application of design concepts to an RFP (request for proposal) for design competition.
Introduction to elasticity. Torsion, bending and shearing of thin-walled skin-stringer structures. Failure mechanisms. Buckling of beams and plates. Introduction to finite element analysis and composite structural analysis.