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ASCI 509 : Advanced Aerodynamics

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College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
Advanced Aerodynamics
In this course, students will examine current flight applications and problems. Specifically, this includes transonic, supersonic, and hypersonic aerodynamics, principles of aircraft stability and control, and operational strength considerations. Emphasis is placed on the applications of the rapidly changing technological innovations in aerodynamics and the solutions to the problems created by these advances.

This course is designed to extend the aviation generalist's comprehension of aerodynamics, particularly in the areas of supersonic and hypersonic flight. In this regard, course material is presented on a technical basis, but does not presume an engineering background of students. Students will solve representative problems in aerodynamics, make oral and/or written reports using computer software such as word processing, spreadsheets, or data base, and may participate in a class design project.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

1. Analyze critical concepts of basic aerodynamics, to include the pressure, density, temperature and velocity, as well as, the concepts of continuity, momentum, energy, lift and drag.

2. Apply the principles of turning aerodynamics to advanced flight environments.

3. Apply the principles of aerodynamic performance to advanced flight environments.

4. Determine advanced stability in various flight environments.

5. Compare and differentiate propulsion systems as they relate to advanced aerodynamics.

6. Determine shock and expansion waves and their influence on supersonic and transonic flow and associated aircraft design characteristics.

7. Evaluate aerodynamic problems in the hypersonic flight spectrum.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

8. Demonstrate appropriate selection and application of a research method and statistical analysis (where required), specific to the course subject matter (effective July 1, 2013).

Located on the Daytona Beach Campus, the Jack R. Hunt Library is the primary library for all students of the Worldwide Campus. The Chief Academic Officer strongly recommends that every faculty member, where appropriate, require all students in his or her classes to access the Hunt Library or a comparable college-level local library for research. The results of this research can be used for class projects such as research papers, group discussion, or individual presentations. Students should feel comfortable with using the resources of the library. 

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Dr. Ian McAndrew - 3/1/2015
Dr. Kent Anderson - 3/1/2015
Dr. Ian McAndrew - 3/1/2015
Dr. Kenneth Witcher - 3/1/2015
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