## AS3301 Syllabus - Elements Of Aerospace Engineering - 2021 Regulation Anna University

AS3301

ELEMENTS OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

L T P C

3003

OBJECTIVES:
Use the standard atmosphere tables and equations.
Find lift and drag coefficient data from NACA plots.
Apply the concept of static stability to flight vehicles.
Describe the concepts of stress, strain, Young’s modulus, Poisson’s ratio, yield strength.
Demonstrate a basic knowledge of dynamics relevant to orbital mechanics.

UNIT I

STANDARD ATMOSPHERE

6

History of aviation – standard atmosphere - pressure, temperature and density altitude

UNIT II

AERODYNAMICS

10

Aerodynamic forces – Lift generation Viscosity and its implications - Shear stress in a velocity profile - Lagrangian and Eulerian flow field - Concept of a streamline – Aircraft terminology and geometry - Aircraft types - Lift and drag coefficients using NACA data.

UNIT III

PERFORMANCE AND PROPULSION

9

Viscous and pressure drag - flow separation - aerodynamic drag - thrust calculations -Thrust /power available and thrust/power required.

UNIT IV

AIRCRAFT STABILITY AND STRUCTURAL THEORY

10

Degrees of freedom of aircraft motions - stable, unstable and neutral stability - concept of static stability - Hooke’s Law- brittle and ductile materials - moment of inertia – section modulus.

UNIT V

SPACE APPLICATIONS

10

History of space research - spacecraft trajectories and basic orbital manoeuvres - six orbital elements - Kepler’s laws of orbits - Newtons law of gravitation.

TOTAL: 45 PERIODS

OUTCOMES:
History of space research - spacecraft trajectories and basic orbital manoeuvres - six orbital elements - Kepler’s laws of orbits - Newtons law of gravitation.

TEXT BOOKS:
1. John D. Anderson, Introduction to Flight, 8 th Ed., McGraw-Hill Education, New York,2015.
2. E Rathakrishnan, “Introduction to Aerospace Engineering: Basic Principles of Flight”, John Wiley, NJ, 2021.
3. Stephen. A. Brandt, " Introduction to Aeronautics: A design perspective American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics,1997.

REFERENCES:
1. Kermode, A.C., “Mechanics of Flight”, Himalayan Book, 1997.