Introduction to Aerospace Engineering

Introduction to Aerospace Engineering

  • Course code

    ME 677

  • L-T-P-C


  • Syllabus


  • Eligible Programmes


  • Introduction to Aerospace Engineering

    History of flights; Anatomy of flight vehicles; Classification of aircraft and spacecraft; Atmosphere and flying weather; Basic aerodynamics, airfoils and wings; Aerodynamic forces, lift and drag, high lift devices, Aircraft performance–takeoff and landing, cruising, climbing, gliding and turning flights, range and endurance, ceiling, flight envelope; Uninhabited aerial vehicles; Principles of stability and control; Propulsion system and airframe integration; Various propulsive devices; Elements of structures and materials; Instruments and navigation systems; Hypersonic vehicles; Basics of space flight; Indian aerospace scenario.


    [1] Anderson, J. D. Jr., Introduction to Flight, McGraw Hill, 2000..

    [2] Anderson, J.D. Jr., Aircraft Performance and Design, McGraw Hill, 1999.

    [3] Clancy, L. J., Aerodynamics, Himalayan Books, 1996.

    [4] Eshelby, M.E., Aircraft Performance: Theory & Practice, AIAA Series, 2000.

    [5] Houghton, E.L., and Carpenter, P. W., Aerodynamics for Engineering Students, BH, 2001.

    [6] Ojha, S.K., Flight Performance of Aircraft, AIAA Series, 1997.

    [7] Shevell, R. A., Fundamentals of Flight, Pearson Education, 1989.