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Organization
2016/2017 Aerospace Engineering Bachelor Aerospace Engineering
AE1110-II
Introduction to Aerospace Engineering II
ECTS: 4
Responsible Instructor
Name E-mail
Ir. R. Noomen    R.Noomen@tudelft.nl
Instructor
Name E-mail
Dr.ir. R.C. Alderliesten    R.C.Alderliesten@tudelft.nl
Contact Hours / Week x/x/x/x
0/6/0/0
Education Period
2
Start Education
2
Exam Period
2
3
Course Language
English
Course Contents
This part of the course Introduction to Aerospace Engineering is focused on two aerospace disciplines: "spaceflight" and "structures and materials". These topics are discussed in detail and will provide an understanding for both aircraft and space missions.
Study Goals
- List/describe the reasons for going into space and the principles of rockets, including their trajectories.
- Motivate the selection of spacecraft configurations depending on the mission and identify the main elements of a satellite.
- Describe the features of the space environment and their consequences for space activities.
- Determine elementary satellite orbits, transfer orbits and maneuvers.
- Describe and work with elementary space propulsion aspects: launch, velocity budget and rocket equation.
- List the characteristics of typical aerospace materials & structures and describe their meaning and relevance.
- List the main structural elements of an aerospace vehicle and describe their functions and performance.
Education Method
Lecture
Literature and Study Materials
Introduction to Flight, by John D. Anderson; 6th edition; ISBN-13: 978-007-126318-4.
Spacecraft Systems Engineering, by Fortescue, Stark and Swinerd; 3rd. rev. edition; ISBN-13: 978-0471619512 (recommended reading only).
Powerpoint presentations.
Introduction to Aerospace Engineering - Structures and Materials, by Rene Alderliesten, October 2011 (lecture notes).
Assessment
Multiple choice exam
Set-up
Together with the course "Introduction to Aerospace Engineering I" (AE1110-I) this course is strongly related to the Project "Exploring Aerospace Engineering" (AE1111-I) which is running parallel in the first semester.