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Aerospace Engineering (AERSP)

AERSP 001S Aerospace Explorer--First-Year Seminar (1) First-Year Seminar explores aerodynamics, structural mechanics, flight mechanics, rotorcraft systems, high performance computers, air/space propulsion, and space systems.
Effective: Fall 1999
 

AERSP 055 (GN) (S T S 055) Space Science and Technology (3) The science and technology of space exploration and exploitation; physical principles; research and development; history, space policy, and social implications.
Effective: Spring 1994
 

AERSP 097 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: Summer 1998
 

AERSP 199 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2008
 

AERSP 204H Flight Vehicle Design and Fabrication I (2 per semester/maximum of 8) Integrated project management, design, fabrication, testing, and flight evaluation of an advanced composite flight vehicle.
Effective: Spring 2000
 

AERSP 299 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2008
 

AERSP 301 Aerospace Structures (3) Aerospace structural design concepts, flight safety. Stiffness, strength, stability of thin-walled structures under combined loads. Energy methods, finite element analysis.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E MCH 210 orE MCH 213 . Prerequisite or concurrent:AERSP 313  

AERSP 304 Dynamics and Control of Aerospace Systems (3) Vibrations of single, multiple, and infinite degree-of-freedom systems; operational methods applied to aerospace vehicles; design of controllers.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: AERSP 313, E MCH 212  

AERSP 305W Aerospace Technology Laboratory (3) Experiments in measurement systems, aerodynamics, aerospace structures, dynamics and control, and propulsion, technical report writing and presentations.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: Prerequisite or concurrent:AERSP 301, AERSP 311, ENGL 202C  

AERSP 306 Aeronautics (3) Lift and drag characteristics of aircraft; propulsion systems; airplane performance; introduction to stability and control.
Effective: Fall 1989
Prerequisite: AERSP 311, AERSP 313  

AERSP 308 Mechanics of Fluids (3) Kinetics and dynamics of fluids; perfect fluid theory using complex variables; introduction to viscous flow theory; fundamentals of compressible flow.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E MCH 212 orE MCH 212H;MATH 251  

AERSP 309 Astronautics (3) Introduction to space and space flight; laws of particle mechanics; orbits and trajectories; space vehicles and propulsion.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: E MCH 212, MATH 250;CMPSC 201 orCMPSC 202  

AERSP 311 Aerodynamics I (3) Fluid statics and kinematics; fluid dynamics of inviscid and viscous flows; Navier-Stokes equations; introduction to boundary layers.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E MCH 212, MATH 250, CMPSC 201 orCMPSC 202  

AERSP 312 Aerodynamics II (3) Fluid mechanics of viscous and compressible flows, laminar boundary layers, turbulent flows, isentropic flows, shock waves, supersonic life and drag.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: AERSP 311, AERSP 313, M E 201  

AERSP 313 Aerospace Analysis (3) Mathematical methods applied to aerospace engineering: Fourier series, ordinary and partial differential equations, complex variables, numerical methods, data analysis.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: MATH 220, MATH 230, MATH 250;CMPSC 201 orCMPSC 202  

AERSP 399 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2008
 

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
 

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