8.01: Physics of the Atmosphere

8.01: Physics of the Atmosphere

International Standard Atmosphere (ISA), application to aerodynamics.

8.02: Aerodynamics

8.02: Aerodynamics

Airflow around a body;
Boundary layer, laminar and turbulent flow, free stream flow, relative airflow, upwash and downwash, vortices, stagnation;


The terms: camber, chord, mean aerodynamic chord, profile (parasite) drag, induced drag, centre of pressure, angle of attack, wash in and wash out, fineness ratio, wing shape and aspect
ratio; Thrust, Weight, Aerodynamic Resultant;

Generation of Lift and Drag: Angle of Attack, Lift coefficient, Drag coefficient, polar curve, stall; Aerofoil contamination including ice, snow, frost.

8.03: Theory of Flight

8.03: Theory of Flight

Relationship between lift weight, thrust and drag; Glide ratio; Steady state flights, performance; Theory of the turn; Influence of load factor: stall, flight envelope and structural limitations; Lift augmentation.

8.04: Flight Stability and Dynamics

8.04: Flight Stability and Dynamics

Longitudinal, lateral and directional stability (active and passive).

 

 

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