Flight Mechanics, 6 credits (TMME50)

Flygmekanik, 6 hp

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Level

Second cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Lars Johansson

Director of studies or equivalent

Peter Schmidt

Available for exchange students

Yes
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6MAER Aeronautical Engineering, Master's Programme 1 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 Swedish/English Linköping o
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering (Aeronautical Engineering) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 Swedish/English Linköping o
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering (Mechatronics) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 Swedish/English Linköping v

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level

A1X

Course offered for

  • Aeronautical Engineering, Master's Programme
  • Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

Calculus in one and several variables including ordinary differential equations, vector algebra, matrix algebra, basic rigid body dynamics, basic automatic control.

Intended learning outcomes

The purpose of the course is to provide the student with a basic ability to model and analyze the motion of an airplane, particularly with regard to stability characteristics. After the course the student should be able to:

  • Implement models for the motion of an aeroplane in terms of nonlinear differential equations, linear differential equations or transfer functions on a computer.
  • Explain differences in computed results in terms of differences in the models used.
  • Use criteria for flying qualities formulated in terms of the eigenvalues of the linearized model.
  • Describe the classical eigenmodes of an aeroplane.

Course content

Modelling of aerodynamic forces using stability derivatives, rigid body dynamics in three dimensions, equations of motion for an aeroplane and the linearization of these, classical eigenmodes of aeroplane motion, dynamic stability, rate gyros, control systems.

Teaching and working methods

The course is given as a series of lectures and computer sessions.

Examination

UPG1ExerciseU, 3, 4, 56 credits

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Other information

Supplementary courses: Courses in aircraft design and in mechatronics.

Department

Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling

Director of Studies or equivalent

Peter Schmidt

Examiner

Lars Johansson

Course website and other links

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 52 h
Recommended self-study hours: 108 h

Course literature

Additional literature

Books
Nelson, R. C, (1998) Flight Stability and Automatic Control, McGraw-Hill 2 ed

Additional literature

Books

Nelson, R. C, (1998) Flight Stability and Automatic Control, McGraw-Hill 2 ed
UPG1 Exercise U, 3, 4, 5 6 credits

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