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2016/2017 Aerospace Engineering Master Aerospace Engineering
AE4304P
Stochastic Aerospace Systems Practical
ECTS: 1
Responsible Instructor
Name E-mail
Prof.dr.ir. M. Mulder    M.Mulder@tudelft.nl
Instructor
Name E-mail
Dr.ir. D.M. Pool    D.M.Pool@tudelft.nl
Contact Hours / Week x/x/x/x
0/0/x/0
Education Period
2
Start Education
2
Exam Period
none
Course Language
English
Required for
• AE4-360
• AE4-361
Expected prior knowledge
• AE3212-I Flight Dynamics
• AE2253-I Systems and Control Theory
• AE4-301
Course Contents
Application of MATLAB software to aircraft specific turbulence responses:

1. Calculation of aircraft time-histories due to both symmetrical and asymmetrical, longitudinal, lateral and vertical turbulence components.

2. Calculation of analytical transfer functions, frequency response functions, and auto- and cross Power Spectral Density (PSD) functions of state- and output variables (e.g.
acceleration levels).

3. Numerical calculation of frequency response functions, and auto- and cross Power Spectral Density (PSD) functions of state- and output-variables.

4. Calculation of (co)variance- and correlation-functions of aircraft state-and output-variables.

5. The effects of Automatic Flight Control Systems on the aircraft’s responses on atmospheric turbulence.
Study Goals
Introduction to both time- and frequency-domain identification and simulation techniques using MATLAB. The techniques are applied to example aircraft (amongst others Cessna Citation 500).
Education Method
General Practice Exercise
Literature and Study Materials
Lecture Notes ae4304, by J.A. Mulder, J.C. van der Vaart, M. Mulder: Aircraft Responses to Atmospheric Turbulence, October 2015.

Recommended literature:
D.E Newland, Random Vibrations and Spectral Analysis, Longman, New York, 1984 3rd. ed ISBN 0582215846.
Assessment
Take-home assignment.
Set-up
Take-home assignment. Deadline April 1.
At the end of the lecture period, the assignment will be available