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BASCME601: Aerodynamic Design of Aircraft

NUMBER OF PERIODS: 60

CREDITS: 4

Course Objective: To explain the concepts of Aerodynamic design of an aircraft


UNIT:1

(15 PERIODS)

Introduction: Various stages in airplane design. Steps in Preliminary design. Preliminary Weight
Estimation Thrust to Weight ratio and wing loading Initial Sizing Engine sizing, Geometry
sizing and Control Surface sizing. Data collection and preliminary three-view drawing. Revised
weight estimation.
UNIT: 2

(15 PERIODS)

Optimization of wing loading and thrust loading for various phases of flight. Thrust Matching and
selection of engine. Selection of wing parameters. Selection of fuselage parameters and internal
layout.
UNIT:3

(15 PERIODS)

Special considerations for configuration layout. Location of engines and landing gear.
Preliminary sizing of empennage. Revised three-view drawing.
Estimation of weights of various components. Calculation of c.g. and its shift. Control surface
design.
UNIT: 4

(15 PERIODS)

Miscellaneous topics. Final three-view drawing. Revised estimation of drag polar and
performance calculations. Presentation of results. Cost of airplane. Sizing and trade-off studies.
Example of the preliminary design of a jet airplane.
Textbook:
Raymer, D.P. "Aircraft design a conceptual approach" AIAA educational series fourth edition
2006.
Reference Books:
1. Fielding J.P., Introduction to Aircraft Design, Cambridge Universities Press, 1999.
2. Stinton, D. Design of the Aeroplane, 2nd edition, Wiley-Blackwell, 2001.
LEARNING OUTCOMES
Unit I
The learner will have an understanding of the preliminary design methods
Unit II
The learner will have an understanding of wing design and fuselage design
Unit III
The learner will have an understanding of control surface design
Unit IV
The learner will be able to solve problems in design and the issues
involved