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Theory of flight (4 points)


Leader: D R Honnery

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: The history of flight. Flight requirements for lighter than air, heavier than air and space flight vehicles. The standard atmosphere. Anatomy of a typical aircraft: major components and their operation. Force balances on flight vehicles including buoyancy, lift, drag and thrust. An introduction to Aerofoils: types and NACA numbers. Propulsive systems: types and their operation. An introduction space vehicles, their design and operation.

Assessment: Examination (3 hours): 70% + Tests and assignments: 30%

Contact Hours: 24 lectures, 24 laboratory and tutorial hours

Prohibitions: MEC1415

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