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Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Aircraft Design

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and NPTEL via Swayam

Overview

This course will presents the entire process of aircraft conceptual design - from requirements definition to initial sizing, configuration layout, analysis, sizing, optimization, and trade studies.
Intended Audience : Btech, Mtech, PhDPrerequisites : Introduction to Airplane PerformanceIndustries Support : DRDO, HAL, Boeing, Airbus, Bell, McDonnell Douglas, UAV Factory, Lockheed Martin

Syllabus

COURSE LAYOUT

Week 1: Overview of the Design Process
Airfoil and Geometry Selection Thrust-to-Weight Ratio and Wing Loading
Week 2: Initial Sizing Control-Surface Sizing Configuration Layout
Week 3: Aerodynamic Considerations Structural Considerations Vulnerability Considerations
Week 4: Crew Station, Passengers, and Payload
Week 5: Propulsion and Fuel System Integration Fuel System Landing Gear Arrangements
Week 6: Step-by-Step Development of a New Design Aerodynamics Propulsion
Week 7: Structures and Loads Weights Group Weights Method
Week 8: Stability, Control, and Handling Qualities Longitudinal Static Stability and Control Lateral-Directional Static Stability and Control
Week 9: Performance and Flight Mechanics Equations of Motion Operating Envelope
Week 10: Cost Analysis Operations and Maintenance Costs Aircraft and Airline Economics
Week 11: Sizing and Trade Studies Vertical Flight--Jet and Prop Extremes of Flight
Week 12: Design of Unique Aircraft Concepts Flying Wing, Tailless, Lifting Fuselage, and Blended Wing-Body Conceptual Design Examples

Taught by

Prof. A.K. Ghosh

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