Checking date: 09/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Advanced Aeroelasticity
Study: Master in Aeronautical Engineering (296)

Coordinating teacher: FAJARDO PEÑA, PABLO

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

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
A basic knowledge of aeroelastic phenomena
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
Good knowledge of the different aeroelastic phenomena and dynamics loads, with special emphasis on their computation using aeroelastic codes as MSC NASTRAN
Description of contents: programme
1. Advanced Aeroelasticity. Getting Started. 2. Environmental Vibration 3. Powerplant Dynamics 4. Impacts 5. Normal Modes 6. 3D unsteady aerodynamics: DLM 7. Static Aeroelasticity. Trim Solution. Control Surface Effectiveness. 8. Flutter 9. Dynamic Landing 10. Discrete Tuned Gust (DTG) 11. Continuous Turbulence (CT) 12. Dynamic case or buffet
Learning activities and methodology
Theory sessions and case studies (root cause analysis). Lab-sessions with computational aeroelasticity software.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 25
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 75
Basic Bibliography
  • Wright, J.R. and Cooper, J.E.. Introduction to Aircraft Aeroelasticity and Loads. John Wiley & Sons Ltd.. 2007
Additional Bibliography
  • Bisplinghoff, R. L., Ashley, H., and Halfman, R.L.. Aeroelasticity. Addison-Wesley, Reading. 1955
  • Bisplinghoff, R., and Ashley, H.. Principles of Aeroelasticity. Dover Publications Inc. . 1962
  • Fung, Y.C.. An Introduction to the Theory of Aeroelasticity. John Wiley and Sons. 1955
  • Rodden, W.P. . Theoretical and Computational Aeroelasticity. UBuildABook. 2011
  • Rodden, W.P. and Johnson, E.H. . MSC/NASTRAN Aeroelastic Analysis User¿s guide. The MacNeal-Schwendler Corporation. 1994

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.