2018 Aeronautical and Aerospace Technology

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Mechanical Engineering
Inoue Takayoshi    Harada Masashi        Ikuta Masahiko 
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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 Basic of compressible flow and shock wave Study on governing equations and shock wave
Class 2 Nozzle flowTechnology Study on compressible flow in nozzles
Class 3 Flight dynamics and control I Study on the forces acting on an airplane and equations of motion
Class 4 Flight dynamics and control II Study on motion of airplane, stability, controllability
Class 5 Jet engine system and performance Study on jet engine system and cycle performance
Class 6 Elements of jet engine Study on axial compressor and turbine etc.
Class 7 Aerodynamics and wind tunnel testing Study on flow around an aircraft and aerodynamic tests using wind tunnels
Class 8 Measurement of the forces and pressure acting on an aircraft Study on measurement technologies of the forces and pressure acting on aircraft in wind tunnels
Class 9 Airfoils and wing theory Study on airfoils and wing theory
Class 10 Propller theory and design Study on propeller theory and design
Class 11 Development of civil aircraft Study on development (such as design) of civil aircraft
Class 12 Civil aircraft type certification Study on civil aircraft type certification process
Class 13 Design and manufactureing of military aircraft I Study on design and manufactuering of military aircraft
Class 14 Design and manufactureing of military aircraft II Study on design and manufactuering of military aircraft
Class 15 Field trip to JAXA Study on equipments etc. for aircrafts development


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 aicrafts, design etc. and their ability to apply them to problems will be assessed. Final exams 100%.

Related courses

  • MEC.E201 : Thermodynamics (Mechanical Engineering)
  • MEC.F201 : Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics
  • MEC.F211 : Practical Fluid Mechanics
  • MEC.C201 : Mechanics of Materials
  • MEC.A201 : Engineering Mechanics
  • MEC.M231 : Introduction to Space Engineering

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