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Basic Aerodynamics

Total Time allotted: 40:00 hrs

Units Description Hours

M.8.1 Physics of the Atmosphere, 4 hrs
International Standard Atmosphere(ISA), application to
M.8.2 Aerodynamics 16 hrs
Airflow around a body; 3 hrs
Boundary layer, laminar and turbulent flow, free stream flow, 3 hrs
relative airflow, upwash and downwash, vortices, stagnation;
The terms: camber, chord, mean aerodynamic chord, profile 3 hrs
(parasite) drag, induced drag, center of pressure,
Angle of attack, wash in and wash out, fineness ratio, wing shape 2 hrs
and aspect ratio;
Thrust, Weight, Aerodynamic Resultant; 2 hrs
Generation of Lift and Drag: Angle of Attack, Lift coefficient.
Drag coefficient, polar curve, stall 3 hrs
Aerofoil contamination including ice, snow, frost. 1 hrs
M.8.3 Theory of Flight 14 hrs
Relationship between lift, weight, thrust and drag;Glide ratio; 2 hrs
Steady state flights, performance; 2 hrs
Theory of the turn; 4 hrs

Influence of load factor: stall, flight envelope. 2 hrs

Structural limitations; 2 hrs
Lift augmentation. 2 hrs
M.8.4 Flight Stability and Dynamics 5 hrs
Longitudinal, lateral and directional stability (active and passive).
Total Hours 40 hrs