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Aerospace Engineering (AERSP)

AERSP 401A Spacecraft Design--Preliminary (3) Conceptual and preliminary design of a spacecraft, its constituent subsystems, and related systems, to satisfy a given set of specifications.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: AERSP 309 . Prerequisite or concurrent:AERSP 450  

AERSP 401B Spacecraft Design--Detailed (2) Detailed design of the constituent subsystems and related support systems for a spacecraft.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: AERSP 301, AERSP 401A  

AERSP 402A Aircraft Design--Preliminary (3) Conceptual and preliminary design of an aircraft, its constituent subsystems, and related systems, to satisfy a given set of specifications.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: AERSP 306 . Prerequisite or concurrent:AERSP 413  

AERSP 402B Aircraft Design--Detailed (2) Detailed design of the constituent subsystems and related support systems for an aircraft.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: AERSP 301, AERSP 402A  

AERSP 404H Flight Vehicle Design and Fabrication II (3 per semester/maximum of 12) Project management, design, fabrication, aerodynamic and structural testing, and flight evaluation of an advanced composite flight vehicle.
Effective: Spring 2000
Prerequisite: AERSP 204H  

AERSP 405 Experimental Methods and Projects (3) Experimental methods involving a variety of aerospace engineering topics; teams of students focus on adanced measurement techniques and project engineering.
Effective: Summer 2012
Prerequisite: AERSP 305W  

AERSP 407 Aerodynamics of V/STOL Aircraft (3) Rotary wing aircraft; VTOL and STOL performance; propeller-wing combinations; jet flap; high lift devices.
Effective: Fall 1984
Prerequisite: AERSP 312  

AERSP 410 Aerospace Propulsion (3) Analysis and performance characteristics of reciprocating engine, turbo-jet, turbo-prop, turbo-fan, ram-jets, and chemical rockets. Aerothermodynamics of inlets, combustors, and turbomachinery.
Effective: Fall 1983
Prerequisite: AERSP 312  

AERSP 412 Turbulent Flow (3) Homogeneous turbulence; spectral transfer of energy, viscous dissipation; turbulent shear flow: mixing-length theory, eddy viscosity, scaling laws, energy budget.
Effective: Winter 1978
Prerequisite: one course in fluid mechanics  

AERSP 413 Stability and Control of Aircraft (3) Static and dynamic stability and control of aircraft; open and closed loop systems.
Effective: Fall 1989
Prerequisite: AERSP 304, AERSP 306  

AERSP 420 Principles of Flight Testing (3) In-flight and analytical studies of airplane performance, stability, and control; reduction of data; instrumentation; flight test techniques.
Effective: Fall 1983
Prerequisite: AERSP 306  

AERSP 423 Introduction to Numerical Methods in Fluid Dynamics (3) Finite difference methods applied to solving viscid/inviscid fluid dynamics problems, error control, numerical stability.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: AERSP 312 orM E 320;MATH 250 orMATH 251;CMPSC 201 orCMPSC 202  

AERSP 424 Advanced Computer Programming (3) Engineering and scientific programming topics: object oriented programming, parallel programming, and various modern languages (e.g. C++, Java, and Ada).
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CMPSC 201 orCMPSC 202;MATH 220  

AERSP 425 Theory of Flight (3) Advanced wing and airfoil theory, conformal mapping, slender body theory.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: AERSP 306  

AERSP 430 Space Propulsion and Power Systems (3) Analysis and performance of chemical and nuclear rockets, electric propulsion systems. Introduction to solar, chemical, thermoelectric, and nuclear power sources.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: AERSP 410 orM E 432  

AERSP 440 Introduction to Software Engineering for Aerospace Engineers (3) Software engineering for safety- and mission-critical systems, including requirements, management, processes, designs, programming, validation/ verification, and other aspects of software development.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CMPSC 201 orCMPSC 202  

AERSP 450 Orbit and Attitude Control of Spacecraft (3) Principles of mechanics and vector analysis applied to basic concepts of satellite motion and control, rocket ballistics, and gyroscopic instruments.
Effective: Fall 1987
Prerequisite: AERSP 304, AERSP 309  

AERSP 460 Aerospace Control Systems (3) Design and analysis of feedback control systems for aerospace applications; stability, root locus, time- and frequency-domain, state-space methods.
Effective: Summer 2006
Prerequisite: AERSP 304  

AERSP 470 Advanced Aerospace Structures (3) Design and analysis of aerospace structures. Plates and sandwich panels; composite materials; structural dynamics; aeroelasticity; damage tolerance.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: AERSP 301 . Prerequisite or concurrent:AERSP 304, E MCH 315  

AERSP 473 (E MCH 473) Composites Processing (3) An introduction to the principles of mechanics governing manufacturing, computer-aided design, and testing of composite materials and structures.
Effective: Summer 1988
Prerequisite: E MCH 471  

AERSP 490 (E E 471, NUC E 490) Introduction to Plasmas (3) Plasma oscillations; collisional phenomena; transport properties; orbit theory; typical electric discharge phenomena.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 330 orPHYS 467  

AERSP 492 (E E 472) Space Astronomy and Introduction to Space Science (3) The physical nature of the objects in the solar system; the earth's atmosphere, ionosphere, radiation belts, magnetosphere, and orbital mechanics.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 330 orPHYS 400  

AERSP 494 Aerospace Undergraduate Thesis (1-3 per semester/maximum of 6) Individual problem investigations reported in written thesis and seminar lectures. Cooperative research with faculty guidance on topics of current interest.
Effective: Fall 1992
Prerequisite: seventh-semester standing  

AERSP 494H Aerospace Undergraduate Thesis (1-3 per semester/maximum of 6) Individual problem investigations reported in written thesis and seminar lectures. Cooperative research with faculty guidance on topics of current interest.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: seventh-semester standing  

AERSP 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

AERSP 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 1983
 

AERSP 498 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 2006
 

AERSP 499 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2008
 

AERSP 504 Aerodynamics of V/STOL Aircraft (3) Jet wings, high lift devices, propellers and ducted propellers, circulation and boundary layer control, unsteady airfoil theory.
Effective: Fall 1983
Prerequisite: AERSP 407  

AERSP 505 Aero- and Hydroelasticity (3) Interaction of elastic systems having several degrees of freedom with fluid flows in various configurations.
Effective: Winter 1978
 

AERSP 506 Rotorcraft Dynamics (3) Modeling and analysis techniques for dynamic response, vibration, aeroelastic stability, and aeromechanical stability of rotary-wing vehicles.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: AERSP 504, E MCH 571  

AERSP 507 Theory and Design of Turbomachinery (3) Theory and principles of machinery design: compressors, turbines, pumps, and rotating propulsors; opportunity to work out design examples.
Effective: Winter 1978
 

AERSP 508 Foundations of Fluid Mechanics (3) Mathematical review, fluid properties, kinematics, conservation laws, constitutive relations, similarity principles, the boundary layer, inviscid flow, vorticity dynamics, wave motion.
Effective: Spring 1972
 

AERSP 509 Dynamics of Ideal Fluids (3) Irrotational flow theory, two-dimensional and axisymmetric flows, airfoil theory, complex variables, unsteady phenomena; flow with vorticity, finite wing theory.
Effective: Winter 1978
Prerequisite: AERSP 508  

AERSP 510 Compressible Flow (3) Classification and solution of compressible flow problems, high-speed gasdynamics, unsteady motion, transonic and hypersonic flows, atmospheric reentry.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

AERSP 511 Aerodynamically Induced Noise (3) Review of fluid mechanics. General theory of aerodynamic sound. Noise radiation from jets, boundary layers, rotors and fans. Structural response.
Effective: Winter 1978
 

AERSP 514 Stability of Laminar Flows (3) The stability of laminar motions in various geometries as influenced by boundary conditions and body forces of various kinds.
Effective: Winter 1978
 

AERSP 518 Dynamics and Control of Aerospace Vehicles (3) Dynamical problems of aircraft and missiles, including launch, trajectory, optimization, orbiting, reentry, stability and control, and automatic control.
Effective: Fall 1987
Prerequisite: AERSP 413 orAERSP 450  

AERSP 524 (M E 524) Turbulence and Applications to CFD: DNS and LES (3) First of two courses: Scalings, decompositions, turbulence equations; scale representations, Direct and Large-Eddy Simulation modeling; pseudo-spectral methods; 3 computer projects.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: AERSP 508 orM E 521  

AERSP 525 (M E 525) Turbulence and Applications to CFD: RANS (3) Second in two courses: Scalings, decomposition, turbulence equations; Reynolds Averaged Navier Stokes (RANS) modeling; phenomenological models; 3 computer projects.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: AERSP 508 orM E 521  

AERSP 526 (M E 526) Computational Methods for Shear Layers (3) Study of numerical solution methods for steady and unsteady laminar or turbulent boundary-layer equations in two and three dimensions.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: AERSP 423 orM E 523  

AERSP 527 (M E 527) Computational Methods in Transonic Flow (3) Numerical solution of partial differential equations of mixed type, with emphasis on transonic flows and separating boundary layers.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: AERSP 423 orM E 523  

AERSP 530 Aerothermochemistry of Advanced Propulsion Systems (3) Physics and chemistry needed to analyze high performance rocket propulsion systems including reacting high temperature radiating gas and plasma flows.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: AERSP 312 orM E 420  

AERSP 535 (M E 535) Physics of Gases (3) An introduction to kinetic theory, statistical mechanics, quantum mechanics, atomic and molecular structure, chemical thermodynamics, and chemical kinetics of gases.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

AERSP 540 (NUC E 540) Theory of Plasma Waves (3) Solutions of the Boltzmann equation; waves in bounded and unbounded plasmas; radiation and scattering from plasmas.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: E E 471  

AERSP 550 Astrodynamics (3) Applications of classical celestial mechanics to space flight planning. Determination and construction of orbital parameters by approximation methods. Perturbation techniques.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: AERSP 450 orE MCH 409 orPHYS 419  

AERSP 560 Finite Element Method in Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer (3) Application of finite element techniques to viscous/unsteady fluid flow/heat transfer problems.
Effective: Summer 2000
Prerequisite: AERSP 312, AERSP 313  

AERSP 571 (E MCH 571, M E 571) Foundations of Structural Dynamics and Vibration (3) Modeling approaches and analysis methods of structural dynamics and vibration.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: AERSP 304, E MCH 470, M E 450 orM E 470  

AERSP 583 Wind Turbine Aerodynamics (3) Analysis of wind turbine performance, aeroacoustics, and loads; turbine selection for site-specific application.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

AERSP 590 Colloquium (1-3) Continuing seminars which consist of a series of individual lectures by faculty, students, or outside speakers.
Effective: Spring 1987
 

AERSP 596 Individual Studies (1-9) Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 1987
 

AERSP 597 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently; several different topics may be taught in one year or term.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

AERSP 599 Foreign Studies (1-2 per semester/maximum of 4) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Fall 2008
 

AERSP 600 Thesis Research (1-15) No description.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

AERSP 601 Ph.D. Dissertation Full-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

AERSP 602 Supervised Experience in College Teaching (1-3 per semester/maximum of 6) Provides an opportunity for supervised and graded teaching experience in aerospace engineering courses.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

AERSP 603 Foreign Academic Experience (1-12) Foreign study and/or research constituting progress toward the degree at a foreign university.
Effective: Fall 2006
 

AERSP 610 Thesis Research Off Campus (1-15) No description.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

AERSP 611 Ph.D. Dissertation Part-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

AERSP 880 Wind Turbine Systems (3) Wind turbine technology and the critical elements of turbine systems design.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

AERSP 886 Engineering of Wind Project Development (3) An overview of the wind project development process and technical considerations for onshore and offshore applications.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

AERSP 897 Special Topics (1-9 per semester/maximum of 9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently.
Effective: Fall 2012
 

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