2017 Aeronautical and Aerospace Technology

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Mechanical Engineering
Inoue Takayoshi          Harada Masashi 
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Course description and aims

In this lecture, theories and technologies on aircrafts and flying objects such as theory of nozzle flow, jet engine system, compressor, turbine, aerodynamics of aircraft, dynamics and control of aircraft, design and structure of aircrafts will be delivered. Through this lecture, students can understand basics of aircrafts and flying objects and the technical issues to be solved.

Student learning outcomes

Students will be requested to acquire the followings,
1) Theory of compressible flow in a nozzle
2) system and performance of jet engines
3) aerodynamics around an aircraft, dynamics and control of an aircraft or a flying object
4) design and structure of aircrafts
5) technical issues related to the development of aircrafts


Compressible flow, Jet engine, Aerodynamics, Dynamics of aircraft, Control of aircraft, Structure of aircraft, Design of aircraft

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

In each class, the topics will be explained using distributed materials. At the end of each class, students are given exercise problems related to the lecture given that day to solve. To prepare for class, students should read the course schedule section and check what topics will be covered. Required learning should be completed outside of the classroom for preparation and review purposes.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Overview of this class Overview of Jet Engine Overview of this lecture and Jet engines
Class 2 Jet Engine - Cycle performance, Engine components, Materials, Cooling Technology Cycle performance of Jet engines and understandings of each compornent
Class 3 Jet Engine - Overall system performance Overall performance of Jet engine
Class 4 Aerodynamics for airplanes - Aero foiles and Wing theory Aerofoil profiles and Wing theory
Class 5 Aerodynamics for airplanes - Forces acting on wing, Wind tunnel Experiment Forces acting on wings
Class 6 Flight dynamics of airplane Forces acting on airolane
Class 7 Control of airplane Control of airplane
Class 8 Structure of airplane Structure of airoplane
Class 9 Designe and manufactureing of airplane Design of airplane and manufacturing
Class 10 Structure of rockets Structure of rockets
Class 11 Rocket Engine Rocket engine
Class 12 Launching sequence and Navigation Launching sequence and Navigation
Class 13 Designe of space satellite Designe of space satellite
Class 14 Designe of space satellite Designe of space satellite
Class 15 Visiting airplane/rocket/space satellite research center ormanufacturing company Visiting tour for better understandings


Materials will be distributed in each class

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Course materials are provided during class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Students' knowledge of jet engine, aerodaynamics, flight dynamics, structure of airplane, rocket, rocket engine, navigation etc. and their ability to apply them to problems will be assessed. Final exams 100%.

Related courses

  • Fundamental Space Engineering

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)


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