Academic Catalog

AEE172 INTRODUCTION TO AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE

Course Code: 5720172
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 HALL ERSN SKEN
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

Elements and functions of aircraft basic configuration. Forces and moments acting on aircraft; aerodynamic coefficients. International standard atmosphere. Peformance: 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 aircraft.