Module Description

Module: Flight Physics

Courses:

TitleTypeHrs/WeekPeriod
Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics ILecture3Winter Semester
Flight Mechanics IILecture2Summer Semester
Flight Mechanics IIRecitation Section (large)1Summer Semester

Module Responsibility:

Prof. Frank Thielecke

Admission Requirements:

None

Recommended Previous Knowledge:

Basic knowledge in:

  • Mathematics
  • Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Aviation

ECTS-Credit Points Module:

6 ECTS

Examination:

Written exam

Workload in Hours:

Independent Study Time: 96, Study Time in Lecture: 84


Course: Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics I (Lecture)

Lecturers:

Ralf Heinrich, Frank Thielecke, Mike Montel

Language:

German

Period:

Winter Semester

Content:

  • Aerodynamics (fundamental equations of aerodynamics; compressible and incompressible flows; airfoils and wings; viscous flows)
  • Flight Mechanics (Equations of motion; flight performance; control surfaces; derivatives; lateral stability and control; trim conditions; flight maneuvers)

Literature:

  • Schlichting, H.; Truckenbrodt, E.: Aerodynamik des Flugzeuges I und II
  • Etkin, B.: Dynamics of Atmospheric Flight
  • Sachs/Hafer: Flugmechanik
  • Brockhaus: Flugregelung
  • J.D. Anderson: Introduction to flight

Course: Flight Mechanics II

Lecturers:

Frank Thielecke, Mike Montel

Language:

German

Period:

Summer Semester

Content:

  • stationary asymmetric flight
  • dynamics of lateral movement
  • methods of flight simulation
  • eyperimental methods of flight mechanics
  • model validation using system identification
  • wind tunnel techniques

Literature:

  • Schlichting, H.; Truckenbrodt, E.: Aerodynamik des Flugzeuges I und II
  • Etkin, B.: Dynamics of Atmospheric Flight
  • Sachs/Hafer: Flugmechanik
  • Brockhaus: Flugregelung
  • J.D. Anderson: Introduction to flight
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