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Aircraft Design 1 - ZEIT3504
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Campus: University College Campus
Career: Undergraduate
Units of Credit: 6
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 5
Enrolment Requirements:
Prerequisite: ZACM3010
Fee Band: 2 (more info)
Further Information: See Class Timetable


This course introduces the requirements of designing to relevant standards and regulations. The phases of aircraft design are discussed before undertaking design specification development. Students will undertake project planning, design report writing and technical presentations. Students will develop fixed wing aircraft using initial sizing parameters, to determine weight estimates, performance parameters, aerodynamic coefficients and physical dimensions. Students can then construct aircraft performance charts, and prepare initial stability and control plots. Refined sizing allows improvements of the design. Aircraft cost estimation methods are investigated. Trade studies can then ensure that the best design is achieved. Students will undertake an aircraft design project during this course.

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