ENGR 290 Introduction to Aircraft Design (3 credits) in Winter (Since Jan. 2023)
Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: AERO 201. The following course must be completed previously or concurrently: ENCS 282.
Description: Students taking this course will work as part of a multidisciplinary team to solve an assigned aerospace conceptual design problem. The course provides introductory, design‑related knowledge on aerospace design topics including structural layout, powerplant integration, integrated systems requirements (such as avionics, electrical, flight controls, hydraulic, fuel, air, pressurization) and preliminary performance predictions. Lectures instruct students on the conceptual design process; aircraft sizing including take‑off weight, empty weight and fuel‑fraction estimates; mission analysis and trade studies; airfoil selection; constraint diagrams for thrust‑to‑weight and wing loading estimation; fuselage layout, engines and control surface sizing; structural and systems layout; introductory stability, control and performance; and cost analysis methods.
Component(s): Lecture 3 hours per week; Tutorial 2 hours per week