Professor, Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering
Aircraft design, Reliability Engineering, Model Based Design (MBD), Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (MDO), Energy efficiency, Controllability, Scaling laws, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL), Flight Control System
In this course, a large team of aerospace engineering students work together to develop an aircraft from scratch during two terms. The project covers all the aspects of a complex multidisciplinary aircraft development and provides theoretical and hands-on experiences in a context representative of the aerospace industry challenges. The results are presented to a panel of academic and industry specialists during the conceptual and preliminary design reviews.
This class covers: Modelling of mechanical, electrical and electromechanical aerospace systems using ordinary differential equations, transfer functions and block diagrams; Linearization of non-linear systems; Analysis of the transient characteristics, steady-state characteristics and stability of the system's response using time domain, root-locus, and frequency response methods. Design of linear feedback control systems for stability and performance; Analysis and simulation techniques using Matlab/Simulink.
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