ME 550 Introduction to Aerospace Engineering (3-0-0-6) History of flights; Anatomy of flight vehicles; Classification of aircraft and spacecraft; Atmosphere and flying weather; Airfoil and wing aerodynamics; 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; Principles of stability and control; Aerospace propulsion systems; Elements of structures and materials; Airplanes of the future; Hypersonic vehicles; Basics of space flight; Indian aerospace scenario.
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