Checking date: 10/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Aerospace Design II
Bachelor in Aerospace Engineering (Plan: 421 - Estudio: 251)

Coordinating teacher: FAJARDO PEÑA, PABLO

Department assigned to the subject: Aerospace Engineering Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Introduction to Flight Mechanics Aerospace Structures. Aerospace Design I.
The goal of this course is that the student acquires a basic knowledge of aerospace design. Two main topics are covered: Structural Dynamics and vibrations and Mechanism design
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Program: The course is divided in two main blocks: BLOCK 1 1. Introduction to Structural Dynamics 2. 1 D.O.F systems 3. Multiple D.O.F.s systems 4. Continuous systems 5. Aproximated method BLOCK 2: Mechanisms Design 1. Planar, spherical, and spatial mechanisms. 2. CAM design. 3. Spur Gears design. 4. Helical Gears, Bevel Gears, Worms, and Worn Gear design. 5. Gear Trains. 6. Flexible Machine Elements. 7. Bearing and Shaft design.
Learning activities and methodology
Theory sessions Problem sessions working individually and in groups. Lab-sessions. The methodology will be done as indicated by the University and the Sanitary authorities.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • John J.Uicker, Jr. Theory of Machines and Mechanisms. Oxford Uniersity Press. 2011
  • Robert L.Norton. Design of Machinery:An introduction to the synthesis and Analysis of Mechanisms and Machines. McGraw Hill. 2011
  • de Jan R. Wright, Jonathan E. Cooper. Introduction to Aircraft Aeroelasticity and Loads. AIAA Education Series. 2008
Additional Bibliography
  • Bramwells, A. Helicopter Dynamics. AAIA. 2001
  • D. Raymer. Aircraft Design - A Conceptual Approach. AIAA education series. 2012
  • James Bralla. Handbook of product design for manufacturing: A practical guide to low-cost production. Mc Graw-hill Book. 1986
  • Johnson. Helicopter Theory. Dover Publications.
  • P. Fortescue, J. Stark & G. Swinerd. Spacecraft Systems engineering. Wiley. 2011

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.