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Fundamentals of Flight - ZEIT2502
 ADFA Students Perform

Campus: University College Campus
Career: Undergraduate
Units of Credit: 6
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 5
Enrolment Requirements:
Prerequisite: ZACM1051.
Fee Band: 2 (more info)
Further Information: See Class Timetable


This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of aerodynamics, aircraft performance and stability. The following topics will be introduced: Aircraft components; Properties of the atmosphere; Bernoulli's equation; Altimetry and airspeed; Elements of fluid flow - boundary layers, laminar and turbulent flow; Subsonic and supersonic flow; Aerodynamic lift, drag and pitching moment; Wings; Propulsion; Aircraft performance cruise, climb, take off and landing, load factor, turning flight; Key factors in aircraft stability. Subject to aircraft availability a flight laboratory will be offered.

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