Aerospace Engineering 410 - Aerospace Analysis and Design
This course focuses on the basics of aircraft performance. Students will develop fundamental knowledge, and as a team, design and build their own remotely piloted aircraft, and gain hands on experience.
Aerospace Engineering 411 - Avionics and System Design
This course is an introduction to avionics (aviation electronics) in modern aerospace vehicle systems. Students will attain a broad understanding of flight instrumentation, computer control of aircraft, flight control algorithms and system-level analysis.
Relevant Aerospace Courses
Mechanical Engineering 603 - Physical Fluid Dynamics
A study of the physical phenomena of incompressible fluid motion for a variety of flows. Also includes high and low Reynolds number flows, and the derivation of basic equations of fluid mechanics using Cartesian tensor notation.
Mechanical Engineering 605 - Combustion Processes
Review of thermodynamics and chemical kinetics of combustion to build towards a higher understanding of fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, ignition, and various other combustion phenomena.
Mechanical Engineering 607 - Mechanics of Compressible Flow
One dimensional steady and unsteady motion, two dimensional flow and waves in two dimensions, and a study of the Small Perturbation Theory.
Mechanical Engineering 619.61 - Special Topics in Aerospace Reaction Engines
An introduction and analysis to propulsion systems for aerospace vehicles. Evaluation of air-breathing and rocket engine performance through analysis of individual components. A comparison of designs will be achieved through the computation of performance parameters. Advanced propulsion systems involving combined-cycle designs will also be introduced. In-depth analysis of the reaction engines will be undertaken using numerical tools such as chemical equilibrium solvers and computational fluid dynamics.
Mechanical Engineering 639 - Numerical Methods for Computational Fluid Dynamics
A review of solution techniques for ordinary differential equations. Also involving the study of several numerical methods for implementation in gas and computational fluid dynamics.
Mechanical Engineering 647 - Finite Element Method
One- and multi-dimensional problems in linear and steady heat conduction and elasticity. Emphasis on: strong and weak formulation of the boundary value problems (BVP) and their approximation through different methods.
Mechanical Engineering 670 - Aerodynamics
Kinematics and dynamics of viscous and inviscid flow, and airfoil dynamics. Boundary layer theory and boundary layer control as applied in aerodynamics. Introduction to computational fluid dynamics and experimental aerodynamics.
Mechanical Engineering 672 - Computational Fluid Dynamics
Topics include: finite volume and finite element approximations, overview of turbulence models, time-marching schemes, methods to solve system of linear equations, grid generation and adaptation, and post-processing of the solution using VisIt and ParaView. Also includes an introduction to parallel computing.
Mechanical Engineering 708 - Turbulence
An overview of turbulence in incompressible flows of Newtonian fluids. Topics include: the nature of turbulence, classical methods of analysis, the concept of scales, a review of isotropic and homogeneous turbulence, and the energy cascade and the role of vorticity in turbulence canonical flows.