This course is offered once per year on-campus and once per year distance learning. The course is designed to provide a continuation of the theory and flight test techniques employed during the performance evaluations of propeller-driven aircraft. An intensive overview of the methods used to make cruise performance evaluations of turbine and jet powered aircraft. Emphasis is placed on stalls and turbine/jet engine theory. Climb and turn performance testing for all types of aircraft is also taught. Energy management and transonic/supersonic aerodynamics are also covered. (Prerequisite: Successful completion of T&E 4101)
Anticipated Course Learning Outcomes
Be familiar with
- · Supersonic Aerodynamics Principles
- · Transonic Aerodynamics Principles
- · Turbine engine theory and test procedures.
- · Optimization and Prediction of Cruise Performance
- · Aircraft energy management concepts.
- · Advanced Performance – Gathering Techniques
- · Climb performance theory and test methods.
- · Turn performance theory and test methods.
- · Stall theory and test methods.
- · How to test and evaluate cruise performance of a jet aircraft.