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ENGINEERING TRIPOS PART IIB – 2012/2013
|Leader:||Dr. J. P. Jarrett (jpj1001)|
|Prerequisites:||3A1 and 3A3 assumed|
|Structure:||12 lectures + coursework|
|Assessment:||Material / Format / Timing / Marks
Aerofoil design / Report / Michaelmas term / 50%
Transonic Aircraft Design / Report / Michaelmas Term / 50%
This course aims to develop the basic ideas necessary to enable the student to understand some advanced concepts in aerodynamics. In particular the course will cover the aerodynamic effects that constrain an aircraft design. The course will highlight those factors determining the configuration of aircraft for different duties relating them to the effect of compressibility at transonic speeds, the control of boundary layers to benefit from laminar flows and the estimation of aerodynamic loads on the aircraft structure. Coursework will illustrate basic physics, via transonic airfoil design and the integration of these basics via a study of the trade-offs made in producing a design for a given specification. The course will end by reviewing the environmental impact of aviation and show how aircraft design might change to reduce this impact.
Introduction to transonic wings (2L, Dr. J. P. Jarrett)
Transonic aerofoil design (4h coursework, Dr. J. P. Jarrett)
Advanced aerodynamics (4L, Dr J.P. Jarrett)
Aviation and the environment(6L, Prof. W. N. Dawes)The impact of air transport on the environment; the relationship between technology, operational practice, regulation and economics.
Greener by Design(Coursework, Prof. W.N. Dawes)
The coursework consists of a choice of one from three case studies, based on the simple modelling above to study from the perspective of environmental impact the trade-offs associated with (A) design range;(B) cruise altitude;and (C) engine overall pressure ratio. It is intended that the case studies will be spreadsheet based.
On completion of the course the student should:
Please see the Booklist for Group A Courses for references for this module.
Last updated: September 2012