Lecture 1-2

Lecture 1-2 - Aerospace Engineering 261 Professor R.G....

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Unformatted text preview: Aerospace Engineering 261 Professor R.G. Rajagopalan Contact Information Office Home 2233 Howe Hall (515) 294-6796 (515) 292-9646 rajagopa@iastate.edu nappi@sukra-helitek.com Class Information Section 1 Days M T R F Time 1:10PM - 2:00PM Location 207 Marston Grading Quiz + HW + Projects 30% Exam 1 20% Exam 2 20% Final Exam 30% Topics • Introduction • Standard Atmosphere • Aircraft Nomenclature • Aerodynamics • Steady Level Flight Textbook References • Introduction to Flight (John D. Anderson, Jr.) 3 rd Edition • Aircraft Performance & Design (John D. Anderson, Jr.) 3 rd Edition Copyright c 2008 All rights reserved under R. Ganesh Rajagopalan 1 Introduction Performance Performance analysis is a direct process and in general there is a unique solution. Example of questions in performance analysis are: • How fast/slow and high/low can the aircraft fly? • How rapidly can the aircraft climb? • How far can the aircraft fly? • How long can the aircraft remain in the air? • How quickly and in what distance can the aircraft turn? • What distance is required for takeoff and landing? • What happens if the engine fails? Answers to these questions depend on the aircraft’s design. Design Design is an indirect or inverse process and has many acceptable solutions. This process has a potential for optimization and engineering excellence....
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