Course Information

AEROSPACE ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT



Course: EA203
Title: PRINCIPLES OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING I
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: First course of a two-course sequence covering the fundamentals of aeronautics. Topics in the sequence include the earth's standard atmosphere, basic fluid mechanics, atmospheric flight, airfoils, incompressible and compressible aerodynamics, aerospace structures, propulsion. Knowledge of spreadsheet and writing skills are developed. Hands-on projects on building and flying RC models. This course prepares beginning aerospace engineering students for further studies and develops sound engineering practices.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: SM122 or SM162.
Course: EA204
Title: PRINCIPLES OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING II
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: Second course of a two-course sequence covering the fundamentals of aerospace engineering. See EA203 for the topics covered.
Offered: Spring 2013-2014
Requisites: Prereq: Calculus II.
Course: EA222
Title: MATERIALS FOR AEROSPACE ENGINEERS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An introductory course in materials science and engineering for aerospace engineering majors. Topics include atomic structure and microstructure of materials, physical properties of materials, and broad coverage of the processing, manufacturing, and testing methods utilized in producing materials and structures. Metals, alloys, and composites common in aerospace applications are emphasized. Laboratory demonstrations and exercises used to complement and reinforce the lectures and reading include composite materials manufacturing, mechanical property tests, heat treatments, and NDE/NDI methods.
Offered: Spring 2013-2014
Requisites: Prereq: EM221; SC111 and SC112.
Course: EA301
Title: AERODYNAMICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Covers fundamentals of fluid mechanics: kinematics and dynamics. Conservation equations. Control volume analysis. Inviscid and viscous flows. Momentum theory. Introduction to potential flow theory. Laminar and turbulent boundary layer theories.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: EA203, SM221, SM212.
Course: EA303
Title: WIND TUNNEL
Credits: 1-2-2
Description: A laboratory course in wind tunnel test techniques.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: None; Coreq: EA301.
Course: EA304
Title: AERODYNAMICS II
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Covers elementary potential flows and the method of superposition. Thin-airfoil theory. 2-D Panel methods. Finite-wing theory. Lifting-line and lifting surface theories. Vortex-Lattice methods.
Offered: Spring 2013-2014
Requisites: Prereq: EA301.
Course: EA305
Title: AERO/GAS DYNAMICS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: Covers essentials of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. Control volume analysis. Conservation equations in integral form. One-dimensional compressible flow. Converging-only and converging-diverging nozzles. Isentropic flows. Normal and oblique shocks. Fanno and Rayleigh flows.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: (EA203 and EA204); Coreq: EM319.
Course: EA308
Title: ENGINEERING ANALYSIS
Credits: 1-2-2
Description: Applications of numerical theory and analysis to relevant engineering problems is the focus of this course. Topics include: solutions of systems of nonlinear equations, iteration techniques, nonlinear root-solvers, numerical integration and differentiation, and curve-fitting techniques. Applications are used to develop the tools necessary to solve realistic problems.
Offered: Spring 2013-2014, Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: None. Coreq: SM212.
Course: EA322
Title: STRUCTURES FOR AEROSPACE ENG
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: Fundamentals of analysis and synthesis of air and space vehicle structures. Maneuver load factors and factors of safety. Introduction to linear elasticity and strain energy. St. Venant's theory of torsion in solid and thin-wall sections. Uniaxial and biaxial beam flexure stresses and deflections. Shear flow in torsion and flexure. Combined bending, torsion, and axial loading of thin-wall, stiffened structures used in aerospace vehicles. Basics of finite element stress and deformation analysis. Elastic buckling of columns and buckling load relations for plates and conical shells. Basic fracture mechanics and fatigue concepts. Laboratory and computer work integrated to enhance understanding and provide practical insight.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: EM321.
Course: EA332
Title: GAS DYNAMICS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: Compressible flow of one-dimensional subsonic flows. Methods of gas dynamics in internal flow systems. Shock waves, waves in supersonic flow, linearized flows.
Offered: Spring 2013-2014
Requisites: Prereq: EA301 and EM319.
Course: EA362
Title: ASTRODYNAMICS I
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Introduction to the principles of planetary and satellite motion. Topics include the classical two-body problem, orbital parameters, orbit determination and maneuvers, remote sensing geometry, types of orbits and their uses, constellation design, orbit changes, perturbations and atmospheric drag effects, rendezvous, ballistic missile trajectories, and lunar and interplanetary travel.
Offered: Spring 2013-2014
Requisites: Prereq: EA204.
Course: EA364
Title: SPACECRAFT ATTITUDE DYNAMICS & CONTROL
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Rigid body dynamics and control of spacecraft. Euler angles, inertial properties of rigid and semi-rigid bodies, body-centered equations of motion, torque-free motion. Passive, active, and semi-active attitude controls. Gyroscopes and stable platforms.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: EA362 and ES410.
Course: EA365
Title: ROCKET PROPULSION
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: The principles of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics are applied to derive thrust, power, and various efficiencies of propulsion systems. Propeller analysis, cycle analysis, ramjets and rockets are covered. Solid and liquid rockets. Propellants and oxidizers.
Offered: Spring 2013-2014
Requisites: Prereq: EA305, EA332.
Course: EA400
Title: INTRODUCTION TO AERONAUTICS
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: Introduces students to the applied science of air-breathing atmospheric flight. The course describes airplanes and how they fly from a design and application perspective. Included are topics in fluid dynamics, airfoil and wing theory, aircraft performance, stability, structures, and aircraft design.
Offered: Spring 2013-2014, Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: SM122 or SM162.
Course: EA401
Title: AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE & DESIGN
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The basic principles for lift and drag calculations are extended to entire flight vehicle analysis. Static and dynamic point performance analysis. Introduction to energy methods with selected optimum climb and trajectory problems. Mission analysis and carpet plots leading to design selection criteria.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Co-req: EA304.
Course: EA401F
Title: PERFORMANCE AND DESIGN OF FIXED-WING AIRCRAFT
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The basic principles for lift and drag calculations are extended to entire fixed-wing flight vehicle analysis. Static and dynamic point performance analysis. Introduction to energy methods with selected optimum climb and trajectory problems. Mission analysis and carpet plots leading to design selection criteria.
Offered: Spring 2013-2014
Requisites: Prerequisite: EA303 Co-requisite: EA304
Course: EA401R
Title: PERFORMANCE AND DESIGN OF ROTARY-WING AIRCRAFT
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The basic principles for lift and drag calculations are extended to entire flight vehicle analysis. Rotary- wing aerodynamics analysis methods are introduced. Basic principles are applied to vertical lift vehicle static and dynamic performance analysis leading to design selection criteria.
Offered: Spring 2013-2014
Requisites: Prerequisite: EA303 Co-requisite: EA304
Course: EA413
Title: STABILITY AND CONTROL
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The aerodynamic and inertial forces and moments acting on the flight vehicle and its component parts are analyzed to determine their effect on static and dynamic stability.
Offered: Summer 2014-2015, Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: EA304. Coreq: ES410
Course: EA414
Title: AIRPLANE SIMULATION AND CONTROL
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Implementaton of linear and non-linear airplane models for man-in-the-loop and batch simulation of airplane flight dynamics. Application of modern control methods to the design of airplane Stability Augmentation Systems and autopilots.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: EA413; Coreq: ES410 or equivalent.
Course: EA417
Title: ELEMENTS OF FLIGHT TEST ENGINEERING
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: A lecture and laboratory course designed to provide practical application of theoretical principles learned in courses in flight performance, aerodynamics, and stability and control. Topics include flight test theory and purpose engineering test planning, flight test instrumentation, data analysis, and report writing. Activities include flight simulation, several flights in an aircraft, as well as interaction with naval flight test facilities for test data acquisition and analysis.
Offered: Spring 2013-2014
Requisites: Prereq: EA401 and EA413 and approval of the department chair.
Course: EA421
Title: AEROSPACE STRUCTURES II
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Introduction to the finite element methods of structural analysis as applied toatmospheric flight and space flight vehicles. Topics include formulation of the element stiffness matrices, assembly of the global structural matrix, formulation of equivalent loads, energy methods and matrix equation solution methods. A design project using a finite element computer program is carried out.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: EA322.
Course: EA424
Title: STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An introductory course in structural dynamics as applied to atmospheric flight and space flight vehicles. Topics include the analysis of free, damped and forced vibrations of systems with one or many degrees of freedom; vibrations of strings, beams and rectangular plates; matrix formulation of equations of motion; introduction to the finite element method of structural dynamic analysis.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: EA322.
Course: EA425
Title: VISCOUS FLOW
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An advanced course covering viscous flow problems including laminar, turbulent, incompressible and compressible boundary layers with heat transfer.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: EA301.
Course: EA427
Title: AERODYNAMICS III
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An advanced course continuing the study of compressible high-speed flow including general conservation laws for inviscid flows, unsteady flow problems, numerical techniques for supersonic flows and real gas effects. Hypersonic flow.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: EA304.
Course: EA428
Title: COMPUTATIONAL AERODYNAMICS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Introduction to the major numerical techniques used in computational aerodynamics. Topics include mathematical methods, boundary conditions, stability, panel methods, lattice methods, nonlinear problems, time dependent solutions and transonic flow problems.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: EA301.
Course: EA429
Title: FLIGHT PROPULSION
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: The principles of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics are applied to derive thrust, power, and various efficiencies of propulsion systems. Propeller analysis, cycle analysis of air-breathing engines: ramjets, turbojets, turbofans, turboprops, turboshafts. Rocket propulsion.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: EA332.
Course: EA430
Title: PROPULSION II
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The second propulsion course covers turbomachinery theory including compressors, turbines, pumps, application and design methods. Combustion and cooling techniques in modern engines are introduced.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: EA429 or EA365.
Course: EA435
Title: THE AERODYNAMICS OF V/STOL AIRCRAFT
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An advanced course covering the aerodynamics of vertical and short takeoff and landing aircraft, including fixed wing and rotary wing types, with major emphasis on the helicopter.
Offered: Spring 2013-2014
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C, aeronautical track major.
Course: EA439
Title: SPECIAL AIRCRAFT DESIGN
Credits: 1-4-3
Description: This course, along with EA440, provides a two-semester sequence in aerospace design for selected midshipmen.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C standing in aeronautical track.
Course: EA440
Title: AEROSPACE VEHICLE DESIGN
Credits: 1-4-3
Description: Preliminary design of a flight vehicle. Includes preliminary layout, weight and balance estimates, performance analysis, stability analysis and structural analysis.
Offered: Spring 2013-2014
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C, aeronautical track major.
Course: EA461
Title: SPACE ENVIRONMENT
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Introduction to the environment of the upper atmosphere, near Earth space, and interplanetary space. Topics include: properties of the upper atmosphere and ionosphere, the geomagnetic field, radiation belts and magnetosphere of the Earth, the solar wind and interplanetary medium, remote sensing of the atmosphere and oceans, environmental implications for spacecraft design.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: SP212.
Course: EA462
Title: ASTRODYNAMICS II
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Advanced topics in astrodynamics including potential of an arbitrary body and of the earth, orbit determination from observations including numerical techniques for data smoothing, special and general perturbations of orbits and interplanetary trajectories, drag effects on low altitude orbits. Special projects.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: EA362.
Course: EA463
Title: SPACE OPERATIONS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course investigates the relationship between mission operations and the other elements of a space mission. It defines a process for translating mission objectives and requirements into a viable mission operations concept. The course focuses on how we get information to and from space and then to the user in a usable format.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: EA362.
Course: EA465
Title: SPACECRAFT COMMUNICATIONS AND POWER
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course is intended to develop communications fundamentals with emphasis on digital communications, link budget analysis, and power subsystems. Secondary topics include: computer and data bus operations, command and data handling, telemetry, and tracking and control.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: EA362; Coreq: EE302 or EE332.
Course: EA467
Title: SPACECRAFT SYSTEM LABORATORY
Credits: 0-4-2
Description: Laboratory analysis of the major system elements of space systems to include ground control and power, attitude control, communications, propulsion and thermal control. Constraints imposed by system application launch vehicles, and environment are considered. Introduction to the engineering design process as well as its computer adaptations.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: None; Coreq: EA465.
Course: EA469
Title: SPECIAL SPACE CRAFT DESIGN
Credits: 1-4-3
Description: This course, in conjunction with EA470, provides a two-semester spacecraft design program for selected midshipmen.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C standing in astronautical track.
Course: EA470
Title: SPACECRAFT DESIGN
Credits: 1-4-3
Description: Preliminary design of a spacecraft. Includes: preliminary layout, weight and moment of inertia estimates, specifications of on-board systems, power subsystem requirements and design, and constraints imposed by launch vehicle and mission requirements.
Offered: Spring 2013-2014
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C standing in astronautical track.