Aerospace Systems Engineering (4900)

Aerospace Systems Engineering (4900)

165 TOOLS FOR AEROSPACE SYS ENGR 2 credits
Prerequisite: Permission. Corequisite: 3450:149. Computer applications, spreadsheets, CAD software, MATLAB, and introduction to aerospace engineering program and curriculum; outside speakers; project involving design and construction of small RC aircraft.
166 AEROSPACE SYSTEMS PROJECT MGMT 1 credits
Prerequisite: 165. Teamwork and project planning; semester project involving continuation of design and construction of small RC aircraft in conjunction with SAE Aero Design.
240 AEROSPACE SYSTEMS ENGR I 3 credits
Prerequisite: 3450:223. An introductory systems course focusing on systems thinking, systems engineering tools, reliability, life-cycle analysis and statistics.
320 AEROSPACE SYSTEMS ENGR II 3 credits
Prerequisites: 240, 4600:340. An extended study of systems topics including linear programming, optimization, decision making, critical path scheduling, and verification.
336 AEROSPACE STRUCTURES 3 credits
Prerequisites: 4300:202, 3450:335. Basic theory and methods for analysis and design of aerostructures are covered. Topics include torsion, shear flow, buckling, fracture, and fatigue of beams and plates.
340 AVIONICS I 3 credits
Prerequisite: 4400:307. Electronics for aircraft applications. Amplifiers, filters, regulators, current sources, buffers, sensor and actuator circuits, transmitters, and receivers.
380 AEROSPACE MATERIALS 3 credits
Prerequisites: 3150:151,152, 4300:202 or permission. Theory in science and application of materials for aerospace structures, macroscopic behavior of materials, order and disorder in mechanical behavior, evaluating and quantifying mechanical response.
420 OBJECT ORIENTED DESIGN & MGMT 3 credits
Prerequisite: 320. An introduction to the area of object-oriented design and management of systems, including abstraction, inheritance, polymorphism, dynamic interactions, hierarchies, patterns, reflection, and distributed objects.
440 AVIONICS II 3 credits
Prerequisites: 340, 4600:412. Communication and control for aircraft applications. Fourier analysis, AM and FM principles, modulators demodulators, communication systems. aircraft system dynamics, classical control system principles and applications.
450 AEROSPACE COMPUTATIONS 3 credits
Prerequisites: 4300:202, 4600:315, 360, 411 or permission of instructor. Introduction to finite element and finite volume methods in aerospace engineering; fundamental principles of FEM and FVM discussed and illustrated through structural, and aerodynamic applications.
460 AEROSPACE SYSTEM MANUFACTURING 3 credits
Prerequisites: 4600:360 or equivalent or permission of instructor. Using computer systems to assist in creation, modification, analysis, or optimization of engineering designs, planning, management and control of manufacturing, CAD software with manufacturing applications.
490 AEROSPACE DESIGN PROJECT 2 credits
Prerequisite: Senior standing or permission. Detailed senior design project. Design, feasibility and cost analysis, final design and implementation; engine, airframe and aerodynamic testing.
497 AEROSPACE HONORS PROJECT 2 credits
Prerequisite: Senior standing in Honors College or permission. Individual creative project in Aerospace Systems, supervised by faculty member of the department. Includes design, feasibility and cost analysis, final design and implementation.

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