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SPST615 - Aerodynamics

Course Details

Course Code: SPST615 Course ID: 4032 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course introduces the student to core concepts of aerodynamics, including fundamentals of inviscid, incompressible flow; compressible flow; shock waves/properties; compressible flow through nozzles, diffusers, and wind tunnels; subsonic compressible flow over airfoils; linear theory; elements of hypersonic flow, and boundary layers. IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY COMPLETED COLLEGE ALGEBRA AND CALCULUS I BEFORE TAKING THIS COURSE.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 08/25/19 Summer 2019 Session B 8 Week session
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • CO-1: Describe the concepts and applications of aerodynamics
  • CO-2: Apply critical thinking skill to the analysis of aerodynamic theory
  • CO-3: Apply aerodynamic theory and equations to real-world scenarios
  • CO-4: Evaluate aerodynamic issues associated with subsonic, transonic and supersonic flight
  • CO-5: Judge aerodynamic effectiveness of various aeronautical designs
  • CO-6: Demonstrate graduate-level critical thinking and writing

Grades for this course will be based on the following grading instruments. You must complete all assigned tasks in order to pass the course.

Quizzes

The three (open book) quizzes are worth a total of 30 percent of your course grade and will test your knowledge of the terms and concepts covered in the textbook. Each quiz consists of multiple choice and essay questions. You will have 2 hours to complete each exam. Although open book, it is literally impossible to pass the quizzes without having completed the assigned readings and homework assignments.

Forum Postings

Eight times throughout the course, discussion items will be posted within the Forum area of the classroom. Your responses must be between 100-300 words, be in YOUR OWN WORDS (no quotes), well written and grammatically correct. Your responses will clearly show whether you have read assigned classroom readings (listed in this syllabus). Opinions are always welcome… However, postings providing only opinions will be graded accordingly! You must also comment at least two other student’s posting.

Homework Assignments

The homework assignments make up 30% of your overall course grade. Details for each homework assignment can be found in the assignments section. Work must be shown in order to obtain full credit for each question.

Final Exam

The final exam is worth a total of 20 percent of your course grade and will test your knowledge of the terms and concepts covered over the entire 8 week class. The exam consists of multiple choice and essay questions. You will have 5 hours to complete the exam. Although open book, it is literally impossible to pass the exam without having completed the assigned readings and homework assignments.

All assignments in this course are given to you prior to the due date. The “due date” for all assignments is the week in which the assignment is due. For the purposes of this course, a “week” is defined as the time period between Monday–Sunday. The first week begins on the first day of the semester and ends at 11:59 PM EST the following Sunday.

NameGrade %
Forums 20.00 %
Topic #1 2.50 %
Topic #2 2.50 %
Topic #3 2.50 %
Topic #4 2.50 %
Topic #5 2.50 %
Topic #6 2.50 %
Topic #7 2.50 %
Topic #8 2.50 %
Final Exam 24.00 %
Final Exam (Due end of Week 8) 24.00 %
Homework 56.00 %
Homework #1 8.00 %
Homework #2 8.00 %
Homework #3 8.00 %
Homework #4 8.00 %
Homework #5 8.00 %
Homework #6 8.00 %
Homework #7 8.00 %
Book Title: Fundamentals of Aerodynamics 6th ed.
Author: John Anderson
Publication Info: McGraw Hill
ISBN: 9781259129919

Book Title:Fundamentals of Aerodynamics 6th ed.
ISBN:9781259129919
Publication Info:McGraw Hill
Author:John Anderson
Unit Cost:$263.93

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.