Introduction to the helicopter; hover- and vertical-flight analysis; autorotation and vertical descent; blade motion and rotor control; aerodynamics of forward flight.
Hypersonic/High-Temperature Gas Dynamics
Inviscid and viscous hypersonic fluid dynamics with and without high-temperature effects. Approximate and exact methods for analyzing hypersonic flows. Elements of statistical thermodynamics, kinetic theory, and nonequilibrium gas dynamics. Experimental methods.
Introduction to Space Flight
Two-body orbital mechanics, orbits and trajectories, interplanetary transfers, vehicle and booster performance.
Adv Spacecraft Dyn
Analytical techniques, including dyadic operators for rotational motion, Lambert’s theorem and its use in spacecraft mission analysis computer programs, and Bierman’s factorized estimation board.
Static aeroelasticity, unsteady aerodynamics of airfoils and wings, lifting surface flutter, panel flutter, and dynamic response including modal techniques.
Structural problems not amenable to elementary analysis, such as swept and delta wings, stress around cutouts, shear lag, torsion with restrained warping, general instability of stiffened shells, thermal stresses. Matrix and energy methods.
Principles of Turbomachines
Fluid dynamics and thermodynamics of turbomachines. Performance characteristics and analysis of axial and radial turbomachines. Cascade theory. Radial equilibrium equation. Meridional flow analysis. Three-dimensional flow characteristics of turbomachines.
Hypersonic Gas Dyn
Classification, physical properties of hypersonic flows. Thickness and structure of shock fronts. Real gas effects, relaxation phenomena. Compressible viscous boundary layer flows. Shock layer flows. Two-layer Newtonian flow models. Aerodynamic applications. Hypersonic flow generation, simulation.