Visual Content (video) about Atmospheric Dynamics and its Influence on Flying Machines – History of Aviation (visual content) – Types of Flying Machines, Major Components of an Aircraft, and their Functions (visual content) – Aircraft vs Rotorcraft (visual content) – Basic Instruments for Flying (visual content) – Physical Properties and Structure of the Atmosphere: Temperature, Pressure and Altitude Relationships.
Newton’s Law of Motions Applied to Aeronautics: Evolution of Lift, Drag and Moment – Aerofoils – General Types of Construction: Monocoque and Semi-monocoque – Typical Wing and Fuselage Structure (visual content) – Basic Ideas about Piston, Turboprop and Jet Engines – Use of Propeller and Jets for Thrust Production (visual content) – Stealth Technology: History and Principles.
History of Spaceflight (visual content) – Major Components of Rocket, Spacecraft and their Functions (visual content) – Principles of Rocket Engines – The Solar System and the Copernican Model – Kepler’s Laws – Orbital Motion – Satellite Orbits – Earth’s Outer Atmosphere (visual content).
CO1: Identify the Atmosphere and its levels; Examine effects of the weather on flight.
CO2: Remember the historic attempts at flying; major components of flying machines and aerial navigation
CO3: Understand Newton’s equations of motion of flying vehicles; define various terms : Lift, Drag, Moments, airfoil, monocoque and semimonocoque structures.
CO4: Categorize and subsume thrust production in various types of engines for flight; recognize the principles of Stealth technology.
CO5: Realize the Solar system and its formation; get introduced to MAVs; know the impact of Ptolemic and Copernican systems on planetary motion.
CO6 : Apply Kepler’s laws of planetary motion; Recognize various orbits; Know Space beyond solar system.
Course Articulation Matrix: Correlation level [ 1: low, 2: medium, 3:High)