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Introduction To Aircraft Design

NPTEL via Swayam

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This course is designed to provide students an understanding of procedure followed in conceptual design of an aircraft, meeting the user-specified design requirements and safety considerations specified by the aircraft certification agencies. The students will be exposed to types of aircraft and their features, requirements capture, configuration selection, initial sizing, determination of aerodynamic coefficients, constraint analysis, types of loads, V-n diagram, Range-Payload diagram, and Life Cycle Cost analysis. A special feature of this course will be a series of tutorials which will run all along the course to give the participants a practical feel of conceptual sizing and of an existing civil transport aircraft. INTENDED AUDIENCE :Aeronautical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Automobile EngineeringPREREQUISITES :Introduction to Aerospace Engineering, Flight MechanicsINDUSTRIES SUPPORT :HAL, NAL, Mahindra Aerospace, ADE, ADA, Airbus, Boeing


Week 1: Introduction to Aircraft Design & Requirements CaptureWeek 2: Design Considerations in Airliners, Cargo, and SSTWeek 3: Design Considerations in GA and Military AircraftWeek 4: Aircraft Configuration DesignWeek 5: Aircraft Layout Choices Week 6: Initial SizingWeek 7: Estimation of Lift CoefficientWeek 8: Estimation of subsonic parasite drag coefficientWeek 9: Constraint Analysis of Military AircraftWeek 10:Constraint Analysis of Transport AircraftWeek 11:Aircraft Loads and V-n DiagramWeek 12:Cost Estimation in Aircraft Design

Taught by

Prof. Rajkumar S. Pant


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