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Introduction to Airplane Performance. Instructor: Prof. A. K. Ghosh, Department of Aerospace Engineering, IIT Kanpur.

This course is designed to provide an integrated introductory treatment of airplane performance with flavor of aircraft design and flight testing. Topics covered include Airplane performance characteristics, Introduction to airplane and its components, Concept of life aerofoil, Drag polar, Standard atmosphere, Thrust required, Excess thrust power, Estimation of drag polar through flight test, Estimation of rate of climb, Gliding flight, Accelerated flight, Take off performance, Landing performance, and Static stability. (from nptel.ac.in)

Course Curriculum

  • Lecture 01 – General Introduction: Airplane Performance Characteristics Unlimited
  • Lecture 02 – George Cayley: Concept of Lift and Drag Unlimited
  • Lecture 03 – Introduction to Airplane and its Components Unlimited
  • Lecture 04 – Hansa 3 Aircraft and its Primary Systems Unlimited
  • Lecture 05 – Concept of Life Aerofoil: Wing: Complete Aircraft Unlimited
  • Lecture 06 – Drag Polar Unlimited
  • Lecture 07 – Revision Unlimited
  • Lecture 08 – Standard Atmosphere: Description and Modeling Unlimited
  • Lecture 09 – Measuring Instruments: Altimeter, Airspeed Indicator Unlimited
  • Lecture 10 – Equations of Motion: Static Performance Unlimited
  • Lecture 11 – Thrust Required, Power Required: Cruise Unlimited
  • Lecture 12 – Excess Thrust Power: Climb Angle and Rate of Climb Unlimited
  • Lecture 13 – Review Unlimited
  • Lecture 14 – Thrust Required: A Closer Look Unlimited
  • Lecture 15 – Modelling of CL: Dimensional Analysis Unlimited
  • Lecture 16 – A Closer Look: Point Mass Model Dimensional Analysis Unlimited
  • Lecture 17 – Estimation of Drag Polar through Flight Test Unlimited
  • Lecture 18 – Estimation of Rate of Climb Unlimited
  • Lecture 19 – Revision Unlimited
  • Lecture 20 – Range and Endurance Unlimited
  • Lecture 21 – Range and Endurance (cont.) Unlimited
  • Lecture 22 – Gliding Flight Unlimited
  • Lecture 23 – Accelerated Flight Unlimited
  • Lecture 24 – V-n Diagram Unlimited
  • Lecture 25 – Revision Unlimited
  • Lecture 26 – V Stall: Cruise and Manoeuvre Unlimited
  • Lecture 27 – Flaps: High Lift Devices to Reduce Take off/ Landing Distance Unlimited
  • Lecture 28 – Take off: Warm-up Lecture Unlimited
  • Lecture 29 – Take off Performance Unlimited
  • Lecture 30 – Take off Performance (cont.) Unlimited
  • Lecture 31 – Revision Unlimited
  • Lecture 32 – Landing Performance Unlimited
  • Lecture 33 – Landing Performance (cont.) Unlimited
  • Lecture 34 – Challenges in Take off and Landing: Single and Twin Engines Unlimited
  • Lecture 35 – Introduction to Static Stability Unlimited
  • Lecture 36 – Positioning of Centre of Pressure of Static Stability Unlimited
  • Lecture 37 – Revision Unlimited
  • Lecture 38 – Stability and Control: Designer’s Perspective Unlimited
  • Lecture 39 – Stability and Control: Designer’s Perspective (cont.) Unlimited
  • Lecture 40 – Longitudinal Control: Elevator Unlimited
  • Lecture 41 – Contribution of Wing and Tail: Stability Unlimited
  • Lecture 42 – Stability: Wing and Tail Contribution Unlimited
  • Lecture 43 – Control: Elevator Unlimited
  • Lecture 44 – Control: δe Required Unlimited
  • Lecture 45 – Control: δe Required (cont.) Unlimited
  • Lecture 46 – Design Basics: Wing Loading and Thrust Loading Unlimited
  • Lecture 47 – Design Basics: Sweep and Dihedral Unlimited
  • Lecture 48 – Revision Unlimited

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