Apr 19, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog

AER 210 Flight Dynamics

Lecture: 3 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
This course covers basic and advanced principles of aerodynamic phenomena and fluid flow. Topics include airflow phenomena; lift/weight/thrust/drag; aircraft configuration characteristics, stability, and control; subsonic, transonic, and supersonic flight; critical Mach numbers; and the V-g Diagram. Upon completion, students should be able to explain the elements of applied aerodynamics and aeronautical engineering which relate directly to the problems of flight operations.

Course is typically offered in Spring.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
At successful completion of the course, the student should be able to do the following:

  1. Apply the basic elements of aerodynamics to analyze aircraft features.
  2. Correlate the relationship of the four forces of flight: lift / weight / thrust / drag.
  3. Assess the effect of airfoil type, shape, and planform design on individual aircraft flight characteristics.
  4. Examine specific aerodynamic features on any given aircraft, to determine the design considerations that ledto the incorporation of those features.
  5. Complete a formal presentation, examining design criteria, development, aerodynamic features and characteristics, and flight performance for a specific aircraft.
  6. Evaluate how design features are incorporated to enhance an aircraft’s mission performance.