Module Description

Module: Aircraft Design

Courses:

TitleTypeHrs/WeekPeriod
Aircraft Design ILecture2Winter Semester
Aircraft Design IRecitation Section (large)1Winter Semester
Aircraft Design II (Conceptual Design of Rotorcraft, special operations aircraft, UAV)Lecture2Summer Semester
Aircraft Design II (Conceptual Design of Rotorcraft, special operations aircraft, UAV)Recitation Section (large)1Summer Semester

Module Responsibility:

Prof. Volker Gollnick

Admission Requirements:

None

Recommended Previous Knowledge:

  • Bachelor Mech. Eng.
  • Vordiplom Mech. Eng.
  • Module Air Transport Systems

Educational Objectives:

Professional Competence

Theoretical Knowledge
  1. Principle understanding of integrated aircraft design
  2. Understanding of the interactions and contributions of the various disciplines
  3. Impact of the relevant design parameter on the aircraft design
  4. Introduction of the principle design methods
Capabilities

Understanding and application of design and calculation methods

Understanding of interdisciplinary and integrative interdependencies

Personal Competence

Social Competence

Working in interdisciplinary teams

Communication

Autonomy

Organization of workflows and -strategies

ECTS-Credit Points Module:

6 ECTS

Examination:

Written exam

Workload in Hours:

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


Course: Aircraft Design I (Lecture)

Lecturer:

Volker Gollnick

Language:

German

Period:

Winter Semester

Content:

Introduction into the aircraft design process

  1. Introduction/process of aircraft design/various aircraft configurations
  2. Requirements and design objectives, main design parameter (u.a. payload-range-diagramme)
  3. Statistical methods in overall aircraft design/data base methods
  4. Principles of aircraft performance design (stability, V-n-diagramme)
  5. Principles of aerodynamic aircraft design (polar, geometry, 2D/3D aerodynamics)
  6. Principles of structural fuselage and wing design (mass analysis, beam/tube models, geometry)
  7. Principles of engine design and integration
  8. Cruise design
  9. Design of runway and landing field length
  10. Cabin design (fuselage dimensioning, cabin interior, loading systems)
  11. System- and equipment aspects
  12. Design variations and operating cost calculation

Literature:

J. Roskam: "Airplane Design"

D.P. Raymer: "Aircraft Design - A Conceptual Approach"

J.P. Fielding: "Intorduction to Aircraft Design"

Jenkinson, Simpkon, Rhods: "Civil Jet Aircraft Design"


Course: Aircraft Design I (Recitation Section (large))

Lecturer:

Volker Gollnick

Language:

German

Period:

Winter Semester

Content:

Training in applying MatLab

Application of design methods for civil aircraft concerning:

Fuselage and Cabin sizing and design

Calculation of aircraft masses

Aerodynamic and geometric wing design

TakeOff, landing cruise performance calculation

Manoevre and gust load calculation

Literature:

J. Roskam: "Airplane Design"

D.P. Raymer: "Aircraft Design - A Conceptual Approach"

J.P. Fielding: "Intorduction to Aircraft Design"

Jenkinson, Simpkon, Rhods: "Civil Jet Aircraft Design"


Course: Aircraft Design II (Conceptual Design of Rotorcraft, special operations aircraft, UAV)

Lecturers:

Volker Gollnick, Björn Nagel, Bernd Liebhardt

Language:

German & English

Period:

Summer Semester

Content:

Take Off and landing

Loads on Aircraft

Operation Cost

Principles of Rotorcraft Design

Principles of high performance aircraft design

Principles of special operations aircraft design

Principles of Unmanned Air Systems design

Literature:

Gareth Padfield: Helicopter Flight Dynamics

Raymond Prouty: Helicopter Performance Stability and Control

Klaus Hünecke: Das Kampfflugzeug von Heute