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Course Detail

Course Name Aero Design
Course Code 15AES402
Program B. Tech. in Aerospace Engineering
Semester Seven
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

Review of Aircrafts and Spacecrafts – Introduction to Design Process: Design Requirements, Data Collection & Statistical Study, Conceptual, Preliminary and Detailed Designs, Regulatory Requirements.

Unit 2

Weight, Volume and Size Estimates: Fixed Wing, Flapping Wing and Rotary Wing Vehicles, Launch Vehicles, Satellites, Lunar and Interplanetary Vehicles, Atmospheric Re-Entry Vehicles, Missiles, Airships, Aerostats and Parachutes – Aerodynamic and Control Surface Design for Atmospheric Vehicles and Space Vehicles – Selection and Design of Propulsion System.

Unit 3

Weight Distribution and Stability Estimates – Estimation of Control Characteristics – Performance Evaluation and Trade-Off Studies – Current Technological and Regulatory Trend Studies – Market Study.

Text Books

  1. Daniel P. Raymer, “Aircraft Design – A Conceptual Approach,” 5th edition, AIAA Education Series, 2012.


  • Ajoy Kumar Kundu, “Aircraft Design,” Cambridge University Press, 1st Edition, 2010.
  • Leeland M Nicolai and Grant E. Carichner, “Fundamentals of Aircraft and Airship Design – Volume I,” AIAA, 1st Edition, 2010.
  • Leeland M Nicolai and Grant E. Carichner, ”Fundamentals of Aircraft and Airship Design – Airship Design & Case Studies – Volume II,” AIAA, 1st Edition, 2013.
  • Anderson. J. D, “Aircraft Performance and Design”, McGraw-Hill, 2010

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