The course focuses on the aspects of flight at transonic and supersonic regimes, focusing on aerodynamics, performance, and flight mechanics, as well as aircraft configuration geometry. The course covers advanced topics within the Master of Aerospace Engineering.
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Content and learning outcomes
The course focuses on the aspects of aircraft at transonic and supersonic flight regimes. The topics will cover aspects of aircraft aerodynamics and performance, as well as basic aircraft design parameters.
Intended learning outcomes
The objectives of the taught part of the course are that a student, upon completion of the course, should be able to:
- Describe the parameters of the aircraft configuration required for transonic and supersonic flight
- Describe, define, and explain the fundamental concepts of aerodynamics applied to flight at transonic and supersonic speeds
- Describe, define, and explain the fundamental concepts of aircraft performance and flight mechanics for an aircraft in transonic and supersonic flight
- Evaluate and correlate in a cohesive manner the fundamental concepts
- Solve simple aerodynamics, performance, and flight mechanics problems
- Apply taught theory and concepts for the analysis of open-ended engineering and/or research questions
Literature and preparations
Completed degree project on Bachelor level with major in technology.
English B / English 6
SG2215 Kompressibel strömning
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- PRO1 - Project, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
- TEN1 - Written exam, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
- In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
- In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.
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Main field of study
SD2601 Fundamentals of Flight
SD2805 Flight Mechanics