t.BA.AV.POF-EN.16HS (Principles of Flight) 
Module: Principles of Flight
This information was generated on: 29 July 2021
No.
t.BA.AV.POF-EN.16HS
Title
Principles of Flight
Organised by
T ZAV
Credits
4

Description

Version: 3.0 start 01 February 2019
 

Short description

Fundamental principles of aircraft aerodynamics and basic concepts of flight mechanics, with exercises, practical laboratory sessions and wind tunnel demonstrations.

Module coordinator

Manfriani Leonardo (mani)

Learning objectives (competencies)

Objectives Competences Taxonomy levels
Students know and understand the fundamental principles of aerodynamics and the basic concepts of flight mechanics. D K1, K2
They can apply these principles and concepts to solve basic technical problems. M K3
They acquire basic knowledge for the ATPL theoretical examination "Aircraft General Knowledge" according to JAR-FCL 1.470. D K1
     

Module contents

Fundamentals of aerodynamics

- Airspeed measurement
- Aerodynamic forces: lift and drag
- Inviscid and viscous flow; boundary layers
- Characteristics of wing sections
- Wings: induced drag
- Flow separation on a wing; stall characteristics
- High lift devices
- Compressible flow; shock waves

Basic concepts of flight mechanics

- Longitudinal static stability and neutral point
- Static lateral and directional stability
- Control and trim
- Dynamic stability: short period, phugoid, Dutch roll
- Spinning

The following JAR-FCL 1.470 topics are integrated in the POF course

- 081 00 PRINCIPLES OF FLIGHT - AEROPLANE
- 081 01 Subsonic aerodynamics
- 081 02 Transonic aerodynamics
- 081 03 Supersonic aerodynamics
- 081 04 Stability
- 081 05 Control

Teaching materials

Textbook: John D. Anderson, Jr.: Introduction to Flight, McGraw-Hill
The textbook will be complemented by copies of the presentation slides, script and exercises.

Supplementary literature

- Hugh H. Hurt, Aerodynamics for Naval Aviators, U.S. Navy
- Principles of Flight, Nordian ATS

The NORDIAN book is recommended for those students who intend to take the ATPL theoretical knowledge examination.

Prerequisites

 

Teaching language

( ) German (X) English

Part of International Profile

( ) Yes (X) No

Module structure

Type 3c
  For more details please click on this link: T_CL_Modulauspraegungen_SM2025

Exams

Description Type Form Scope Grade Weighting
Graded assignments during teaching semester labs prcatical experiments in groups 2 labs attendance verification -
End-of-semester exam exam written 90 minutes mark 100%

Remarks

 

Legal basis

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Note

Course: Principles of Flight - Praktikum
No.
t.BA.AV.POF-EN.16HS.P
Title
Principles of Flight - Praktikum

Note

  • No module description is available in the system for the cut-off date of 01 August 2099.
Course: Principles of Flight - Vorlesung
No.
t.BA.AV.POF-EN.16HS.V
Title
Principles of Flight - Vorlesung

Note

  • No module description is available in the system for the cut-off date of 01 August 2099.