Introduction to Aeronautical Engineering
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
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Advancement in the aerodynamics science support new application of aero technology. Aero technology can be defined as the application of scientific and engineering principles to improve current technology and develop aerial vehicles that are able to fly autonomously and can be apply on different kind of fields. We expect an easy understanding of aero technology for nonaerodynamic students and an opportunity to discover how deeply aero technology is related to every day´s life.
This course should be taken by students and professionals who want to be involved in the Aeronautical and Aerospace industry. Also, professionals who want to know more about unmanned aerial systems and understand how this system works and can be applied to satisfy different kinds of industrial services.
The main objective of this course is to introduce the students to the basic concepts in aerodynamics. The students will be able to design a flying glider and presents the results with their colleagues. The students will be introduce to drone technology and the main applications around the word.
Also, we will talk about:
• How to use your skills and knowledge on your own majors in the aeronautical field.
• Unmanned Aerial Systems.
• You will be able to design and analyze your own design for a balsa wood glider.
• We will have a talk with an Airbus A320 pilot. The students will be able to ask any question about being a pilot.
• We will use Computer Fluid Dynamics (ANSYS Software) for fluid simulation and analysis.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.