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AERO4460: Aerospace Design 3

This unit aims to develop an understanding of the application of design to the modern aerospace industry. Students will gain an overview of how to manage a design team and will also gain skills in carrying out detailed design problems. Course content will include: Design requirements; Sources of information for aircraft design; Configuration design: performance, weight and balance, propulsion; Aerodynamic design: lift, drag and control; Structural design: loads, materials; Philosophies of design and analysis; System design: requirements and specification; System design procedures; systems integration.

Code AERO4460
Academic unit Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic
Credit points 6
AERO3260 and AERO3261 and AERO3360 and (AERO2460 or AERO3460) and AERO3560
Assumed knowledge:
AERO1400 and AERO2703 and AERO3465

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. coordinate tasks and deadlines within a structured workgroup
  • LO2. incorporate ethical considerations in the design of an aircraft
  • LO3. write and present professional reports
  • LO4. develop interdisciplinary aerospace solutions
  • LO5. introduce and evaluate novel solutions to overcome problems encountered in this process
  • LO6. conceive, analyse and design an operational aerospace vehicle based on a set of narrow initial requirements
  • LO7. appraise the suitability of various aircraft types and design concepts
  • LO8. apply prior learning to overall aerospace design procedures
  • LO9. understand certification and regulatory requirements that apply in this industry.