IISc Bangalore

Flight and Space Mechanics (3:0)

AE 220

Pioneers in aerospace history, basics of flight; airflow in standard atmosphere. Airplane aerodynamics airfoils and finite lifting surfaces, thrust, power, level flight gliding, take-off, landing and basic manoeuvres. Airplane performance, stability and control, mechanics of launch vehicles and satellites. Introduction to aerospace design, structural components and engine options. Glimpses of new technologies like unmanned, micro aerial and hypersonic vehicles.

Text books: 

Anderson J.D. Jr., Introduction to Flight, Fifth Edition, McGraw Hill Higher Education, 2007. Barnard R.H., Philpott D.R. and Kermode A.C., Mechanics of Flight, Eleventh Edition, Prentice Hall, 2006.




Ranjan Ganguli, J. Dey and S. N. Omkar

Offering Dates: 

4th week of July to 3rd week of Dec