Academic Catalog


Course Code: 3840172
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 4.0
Department: Aerospace Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Assist.Prof.Dr ANNA PRACH
Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 3840101
The course set above should be completed before taking ASE172 INTRODUCTION TO AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE .

Course Content

Elements and functions of A/C basic configuration. Forces and moments acting on an A/C; aerodynamic coefficients. Standard atmosphere. Performance: equations of motion; horizontal flight; climb performance; take-off performance; gliding; descent and landing performance; range and endurance; flight envelope; V-n diagram. Longitudinal static stability; aerodynamic center; criterion for longitudinal static stability; static margin; unstable A/C.