Aircraft Structure and Propulsion
- Department of Measurement
The subject is focused on obtaining of fundamental knowledge relevant to aircraft construction, flight mechanics of planes, space vehicles as well as satellites, further propulsion and energy systems of aircraft and space vehicles and satellites. Typical materials applied in aerospace technology are mentioned. Lectures continue by structure scheme and load analyses of main airplane parts (wing, fuselage, empennage, landing gear). Lift devices, longitudinal, roll and directional controls are the next topics. The sphere of aircraft power units and space technology present namely energy transformations and operational characteristics with the emphasis on explaining and understanding of the theoretical ground of the branch. The gained theoretical knowledge is applied to individual types of aircraft power units, as well as rocket engines and energy systems of aircraft and space apparatuses. Structure schemes of power units, energy systems of aircraft and space technology are presented. Principal functions of their main parts are explained. Attention is paid to environment and modern alternative fuel and energy sources.
- Syllabus of lectures:
1. Introduction into aircraft technology. Aerospace history and progress milestones. Aircraft classification and fundamental parts of a plane.
2. Aircraft structure materials. Metallic and non-metallic materials.
3. Loading of aircraft structure. Forces acting on a plane. Maneuvering and gust load factor envelope.
4. Wings (aerodynamic characteristics, structure schemes).
5. Wing mechanizations (lift devices, roll controls, aerodynamic brakes).
6. Empennages. Longitudinal and directional stability and controllability.
7. Fuselages and cockpits. Landing gears (chassis, shock absorbers, brakes).
8. Thrust of propulsion system of aircraft power units and space systems. Energy transformation in propulsion systems.
9. Propulsion assemblages of aircraft and space systems. Classification.
10. Aircraft engines, classification, thermal cycles, structural arrangements.
11. Rocket engines (chemical, electrical), their classification, energy lay-out, structure arrangements
12. Operation characteristics of aircraft and rocket engines.
13. Energy systems of aircraft and satellites.
- Syllabus of tutorials:
- Study Objective:
- Study materials:
1. Cutler J.: Understanding Aircraft Structures, Blackwell Scientific Publication, 1992, ISBN 0-632-03241-3
- Further information:
- No time-table has been prepared for this course
- The course is a part of the following study plans:
- Kybernetika a robotika - Letecké a kosmické systémy (elective course)