|(3 cr.) The course applies the principles developed in
applied aerodynamics to develop the equations of
motion for a rigid aircraft in steady state level
flight, maneuvering flight, and during takeoff and
landing. These equations are analyzed to determine
such performance characteristics as maximum range,
endurance, turning rate, climb rate, etc.
Piston-prop, turbo-prop and jet aircraft are
considered. The equations of motion are then
analyzed to develop static stability criteria and
investigate steady state control characteristics.
Prerequisite: MER 330, MER 387; Every Year, Fall|