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AERO 4306 [0.5 credit] Aerospace Vehicle Performance

Morphology of aircraft and spacecraft. Performance analysis of fixed wing aircraft: drag estimation, propulsion, take-off, climb and landing, endurance, payload/range, manoeuvres; operational economics. Performance analysis of rotor craft: rotor-blade motion, hovering and vertical ascent, forward flight, and autorotation. Rocket propulsion; escape velocity; orbital dynamics.
Prerequisite(s): (MAAE 3300 or MECH 3310) and fourth-year status in Engineering.
Lectures three hours a week.