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Dr. A.K. Ghosh
IIT Kanpur

 

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This course is designed to provide an integrated introductory treatment of airplane performance with flavor of aircraft design and flight testing.

 

Week. No

Topics

1.

General Introduction: Airplane Performance Characteristics
George Cayley: Concept of Lift and Drag
Introduction to airplane and its components
Hansa 3 Aircraft and its Primary Systems
Concept of Lift: Aerofoil, Wing, and Complete Aircraft
Drag Polar

2

Revision
Standard Atmosphere: Description and Modelling
Measuring Instruments: Altimeter, Airspeed Indicator
Equations of Motion: Static Performance
Thrust Required, Power Required: Cruise
Excess Thrust and Power: Climb Angle and Rate of Climb

3

Review
Thrust Required: A Closer Look
Modelling of CL: Dimensional Analysis
A Closer Look: Point Mass Model, Dimensional Analysis
Estimation of Drag Polar Through Flight Test
Estimation of Rate of Climb

4

Revision
Range and Endurance
Range and Endurance  Continued...
Gliding Flight
Accelerated Flight
V-n Diagram

5

Revision
V stall: Cruise and Manoeuvre
Flaps: High Lift Devices to Reduce Take off / Landing Distance
Take off: Warm-up Lecture
Take off Performance
Take off Performance  Continued...

6

Revision
Landing Performance
Landing Performance  Continued...
Challenges in Take-off and Landing: Single and Twin Engines
Introduction to Static Stability
Positioning of Centre of Pressure for Static Stability

7

Revision
Stability and Control: Designer's Perspective
Stability and Control: Designer's Perspective  Continued...
Longitudinal Control: Elevator
Stability: Wing and Tail Contribution
Stability: Wing and Tail Contribution  Continued...

8

Control: Elevator
Control: δE  Required
Control: δE  Required  continued...
Design Basics: Wing Loading & Thrust Loading
Design Basics: Sweep & Dihedral
Revision

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