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MAE 1202: AEROSPACE PRACTICUM Lecture 1: Introduction, Course Overview, and Review January 9, 2012 Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department Florida Institute of Technology D. R. Kirk
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LECTURE OUTLINE Syllabus Course Structure Topics Covered Advice for MAE 1202 and Florida Tech Summary Course Website http://my.fit.edu/~dkirk/1202/index.html
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MAE 1202: COURSE STRCUTURE Monday lecture to introduce elementary design concepts related to: 1. Aerodynamics (Chapters 4 and 5) 2. Aircraft performance (Chapter 6) 3. Propulsion: Air-breathing, rocket and spacecraft (Chapter 9) 4. Aerospace structures (Chapter 10) Bi-weekly laboratory sessions Tuesday and Thursday – or – Wednesday and Friday, Room 228/229 EC Attendance is taken at every session – free 5% of your grade Introduce computational engineering tools MS Word, MS Excel, MATLAB, and Pro|Engineer Introduction to machine shop Introduction and tour of research laboratories Wind tunnel, shock tunnel, structures, heat transfer, etc. Team project to design, analyze, and build aerospace device 5-8 students per team Design competition held during final week of class
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READING AND HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS Reading Assignment: For January 24, 2011 lecture: Chapter 4, Sections 4.1 - 4.14 Lecture-Based Homework Assignment: Problems: None Due Date: Turn in hard copy of homework Review and be familiar with textbook examples in Chapter 4 Note: Answers to all homework problems are provided – grading is dependent on your approach and procedure to arrive at a solution Comment on your answers – just a phrase or two Laboratory Homework Assignment #1: Due Date: Friday, January 20, 2012 by 11 AM Details in Thurs./Fri. laboratory session
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LABORATORY INSTRUCTORS GSA = Graduate Student Assistant Paid to go to grad school Work on cutting edge, and often fundamental, research Also teach and continue to take classes (but at advanced level) Are available to help with any homework or laboratory project Make sure they know who you are – become their friends Learn about their research Learn from their successes and mistakes as undergraduates Ask them questions about how to be successful at Florida Tech Section Date and Time Room Teaching Assistant 1 Tues. and Thurs.: 9:30-10:45 AM 229 EC Sunil Chintalapati 2 Tues. and Thurs.: 2:00-3:15 PM 229 EC Sunil Chintalapati 3 Wed. and Fri.: 8:30-9:45 AM 229 EC Charles Holicker 4 Tues. and Thurs.: 11:00-12:15 AM 229 EC Charles Holicker 5 Tues. and Thurs.: 8:00-9:15 AM 228 EC Joel Faure 6 Tues. and Thurs.: 8:00-9:15 AM 229 EC Joel Faure
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LECTURE TOPICS OVERVIEW Aerodynamics Vehicle Performance Propulsion Structures
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DESIGN DRIVER: FUEL ECONOMY Oil Service Holders (OIH) American Airlines (AMR) Now preparing to file for bankruptcy!
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FUEL COST DRIVEN EXAMPLE With fuel now largest component of operating costs, carriers are turning to fuel-saving measures that once seemed hardly worthwhile. Upswept wingtips to increase range and improve aerodynamics
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