Aircraft Mechanisms

University of Limerick

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Aircraft Mechanisms

  • Host University

    University of Limerick

  • Location

    Limerick, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Aerospace Engineering, Engineering Science, Mechanical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Kinematics of Simple Mechanisms and Linkages. Analysis of Four Bar Linkages. Analysis of landing gear systems, ailerons and wing spoilers. Cams: Kinematic analysis of follower motion, velocity and acceleration of cams, construction of cam profiles, Forces analysis of cams. Gears: Torque and power transmission, helicopters rotor gearboxes Balancing: Balancing of aircraft engines, static and dynamic balance Gyroscope: Gyroscope analysis and gyroscopic effects on wings. Gyrocompasses.

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Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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