Checking date: 30/04/2019

Course: 2019/2020

Aerospace Design II
Study: Bachelor in Aerospace Engineering (251)

Coordinating teacher: FAJARDO PEÑA, PABLO

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Introduction to Flight Mechanics Aerospace Structures. Aerospace Design I. Aerodynamics
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
The goal of this course is that the student acquires a basic knowledge of aerospace design. Two main topics are covered: Mechanism design and Helicopter design and structural dynamics.
Description of contents: programme
Program: The course is divided in two main blocks: BLOCK 1 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. BLOCK 2 Structural dynamics 8. Introduction to Structural Dynamics 9. 1 D.O.F systems 10. Multiple D.O.F.s systems 11. Continuous systems
Learning activities and methodology
Theory sessions. Problem sessions working individually and in groups. Lab-sessions.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • J. Seddon and S. Newman. Basic Helicopter Aerodynamics. Wiley.
  • John J.Uicker, Jr. Theory of Machines and Mechanisms. Oxford Uniersity Press. 2011
  • Leishman J. G. Principles of helicopter aerodynamics. Cambridge University Press . 2006
  • Robert L.Norton. Design of Machinery:An introduction to the synthesis and Analysis of Mechanisms and Machines. McGraw Hill. 2011
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 and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.