Course Title: Flight Dynamics and Control

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Flight Dynamics and Control

Credit Points: 12.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

AERO2565

City Campus

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2016

AERO2565

City Campus

Postgraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Anna Bourmistrova

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 8081

Course Coordinator Email: anna.bourmistrova@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.


Course Description

In this course you will learn to analyse aircraft dynamics and aircraft flight control systems. You will review the influence of forces and moments acting on the aircraft in terms of its static and dynamic stability, as well as how to model and analyse its dynamic motion and handling qualities. Additionally, you will study different theories on control of dynamic systems and learn to design stability augmentation systems and trajectory control and optimisation solutions.   


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following program learning outcomes of the Master of Engineering:

1. Needs, Context and Systems

  • Describe, investigate and analyse complex engineering systems and associated issues (using systems thinking and modelling techniques)

2. Problem Solving and Design

  • Develop creative and innovative solutions to engineering problems 

3. Analysis

  • Comprehend and apply advanced theory-based understanding of engineering fundamentals and specialist bodies of knowledge in the selected discipline area to predict the effect of engineering activities
  • Apply underpinning natural, physical and engineering sciences, mathematics, statistics, computer and information sciences.

4. Professional Practice

  • Apply systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects

5. Research

  • Plan and execute a substantial research-based project, with creativity and initiative in new situations in professional practice and with a high level of personal autonomy and accountability
  • Demonstrate professional use of information


Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Describe the influence of forces and moments on the static and dynamic stability of aircraft (including longitudinal and lateral motions)
  2. Analyse the static and dynamic stability characteristics of aircraft resorting to adequate mathematical formulation
  3. Design computational flight simulation systems based on the established dynamic models
  4. Use advanced control concepts to design stabilisation systems and autopilots based on handling quality requirements
  5. Design flight controllers to guide aerospace vehicles


Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities can include lectures and class discussions, tutorials, quizzes/exams and individual projects


Overview of Learning Resources

Course-related resources will be provided on the course Blackboard, which is accessed through myRMIT. This can include lecture material, tutorials and references.


Overview of Assessment

X This course has no hurdle requirements.

☐ All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).

Assessment Tasks 

In-class quizzes
Weighting: 20%
This assessment supports CLOs 1-5

Individual assignment
Weighting: 15%
This assessment supports CLOs 1-5

Group project
Weighting: 15%
This assessment supports CLOs 1-5

Final exam
Weighting: 50%
This assessment supports CLOs 1-5