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Fall 2012-2013
MAE 331   No Pass/D/Fail

Aircraft Flight Dynamics

Robert F. Stengel

Introduction to the performance, stability, and control of aircraft. Fundamentals of configuration aerodynamics. Methods for analyzing the dynamics of physical systems. Characterization of modes of motion and desirable flying qualities. Case studies in aircraft stability and control.

Sample reading list:
R. Stengel, Flight Dynamics, Princeton University Press, 2004
M.J. Abzug and E.E. Larrabee, Airplane Stability and Control
2010 MAE 331 Lecture Slides (see web address)

Reading/Writing assignments:
Mix of problem sets and short projects.

Mid Term Exam - 20%
Paper in lieu of Final - 35%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%
Problem set(s) - 35%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
MAE 206 and MAE 222 (or MAE 224)..


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22133 L01 03:00:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm T Th   Engineering Quad D-Wing   D221   Enrolled:36 Limit:50
P01 07:30:00 pm - 08:20:00 pm M   Engineering Quad D-Wing   D221   Enrolled:0 Limit:20