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SATHYABAMA UNIVERSITY

(Established under section 3 of UGC Act, 1956)

Jeppiaar Nagar, Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Chennai - 119.

SYLLABUS
MASTER OF ENGINEERING PROGRAMME
IN
AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING
(4 SEMESTERS)
REGULATIONS 2010

SATHYABAMA UNIVERSITY

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

SATHYABAMA UNIVERSITY
REGULATIONS 2010
Effective from the academic year 2010-2011 and applicable to the students admitted to the Master of Engineering
/ Technology / Architecture /Science (Four Semesters)
1.

Structure of Programme
1.1

1.2

2.

Every Programme will have a curriculum with syllabi consisting of theory and practical such as:
(i)

General core courses like Mathematics

(ii)

Core course of Engineering / Technology/Architecture / Science

(iii)

Elective course for specialization in related fields

(iv)

Workshop practice, Computer Practice, laboratory Work, Industrial Training, Seminar


Presentation, Project Work, Educational Tours, Camps etc.

Each semester curriculum shall normally have a blend of lecture course not exceeding 7 and practical
course not exceeding 4.

1.3 The medium of instruction, examinations and project report will be English.
Duration of the Programme
A student is normally expected to complete the M.E/M.Tech./M.Arch/M.Sc Programme in 4 semesters but in
any case not more than 8 consecutive semesters from the time of commencement of the course. The
Head of the Department shall ensure that every teacher imparts instruction as per the number of hours specified
in the syllabus and that the teacher teaches the full content of the specified syllabus for the course being
taught.

3.

Requirements for Completion of a Semester


A candidate who has fulfilled the following conditions shall be deemed to have satisfied the requirement for
completion of a semester.
3.1
3.2

4.

He/She secures not less than 90% of overall attendance in that semester.
Candidates who do not have the requisite attendance for the semester will not be permitted to
write the University Exams.

Examinations
The examinations shall normally be conducted between October and December during the odd semesters and
between March and May in the even semesters. The maximum marks for each theory and practical course
(including the project work and Viva Voce examination in the Fourth Semester) shall be 100 with the following
breakup.
(i)

(ii)

Theory Courses
Internal Assessment :

20 Marks

University Exams

80 Marks

Practical courses
Internal Assessment :

- -

University Exams

100 Marks

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6.

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Passing requirements
(i)

A candidate who secures not less than 50% of total marks prescribed for the course (For all courses
including Theory, Practicals and Project work) with a minimum of 40 marks out of 80 in the University
Theory Examinations, shall be declared to have passed in the Examination.

(ii)

If a candidate fails to secure a Pass in a particular course, it is mandatory that he/she shall reappear
for the examination in that course during the next semester when examination is conducted in that
course. However the Internal Assessment marks obtained by the candidate in the first attempt shall
be retained and considered valid for all subsequent attempts.

Eligibility for the Award of Degree


A student shall be declared to be eligible for the award of the M.E/M.Tech./M.Arch./M.Sc degree provided the
student has successfully completed the course requirements and has passed all the prescribed examinations in
all the 4 semesters within the maximum period specified in clause 2.

7.

Award of Credits and Grades


All assessments of a course will be done on absolute marks basis. However, for the purpose of reporting the
performance of a candidate, Letter Grades will be awarded as per the range of total marks (out of 100) obtained
by the candidate as given below:

RANGE OF MARKS FOR GRADES


Range of Marks

Grade

Grade Points (GP)

90-100

A++

10

80-89

A+

70-79

B++

60-69

B+

50-59

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ABSENT

CUMULATIVE GRADE POINT AVERAGE CALCULATION


The CGPA calculation on a 10 scale basis is used to describe the overall performance of a student in
all courses from first semester to the last semester. F and W grades will be excluded for calculating GPA
and CGPA.
CGPA =

i C i GP i
i Ci

where Ci - Credits for the subject


GP i - Grade Point for the subject

i - Sum of all subjects successfully cleared during all the semesters


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Classification of the Degree Awarded


1

A candidate who qualifies for the award of the Degree having passed the examination in all the
courses of all the semesters in his/her first appearance within a maximum period of 4 consecutive
semesters after commencement of study securing a CGPA not less than 9.0 shall be declared to
have passed the examination in First Class Exemplary.

2.

A candidate who qualifies for the award of the Degree having passed the examination in all the
courses of all the semesters in his/her first appearance within a maximum period of 4 consecutive
semesters after commencement of study, securing a CGPA not less than 7.5 shall be declared to
have passed the examination in First Class with Distinction.

3.

A candidate who qualifies for the award of the Degree having passed the examination in all the
courses of all the semesters within a maximum period of 4 consecutive semesters after
commencement of study securing a CGPA not less than 6.0 shall be declared to have passed
the examination in First Class.

All other candidates who qualify for the award of the Degree having passed the examination in all
the courses of all the 4 semesters within a maximum period of 8 consecutive semesters after his/her
commencement of study securing a CGPA not less than 5.0 shall be declared to have passed
the examination in Second Class.

A candidate who is absent in semester examination in a course/project work after having registered
for the same, shall be considered to have appeared in that examination for the purpose of
classification of degree. For all the above mentioned classification of Degree, the break of study
during the programme, will be counted for the purpose of classification of degree.

A candidate can apply for revaluation of his/her semester examination answer paper in a theory
course, within 1 week from the declaration of results, on payment of a prescribed fee along with
prescribed application to the Controller of Examinations through the Head of Department. The
Controller of Examination will arrange for the revaluation and the result will be intimated to the
candidate concerned through the Head of the Department. Revaluation is not permitted for practical
courses and for project work.

Final Degree is awarded based on the following :


CGPA 9.0

First Class - Exemplary

CGPA 7.50 < 9.0

First Class with Distinction

CGPA 6.00 < 7.50

First Class

CGPA 5.00 < 6.00

Second Class

Minimum CGPA requirements for award of Degree is 5.0 CGPA.


9.

Discipline
Every student is required to observe disciplined and decorous behaviour both inside and outside the University
and not to indulge in any activity which will tend to bring down the prestige of the University. If a student
indulges in malpractice in any of the University theory / practical examination, he/she shall be liable for punitive
action as prescribed by the University from time to time.

10.

Revision of Regulations and Curriculum


The University may revise, amend or change the regulations, scheme of examinations and syllabi from time to
time, if found necessary.

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REGULATIONS-2010 CURRICULUM
SEMESTER I
Sl.No.

SUBJECT CODE

SUBJECT TITLE

Page No.

THEORY
1

SMTX5007

Advanced Mathematics

SAEX5001

Theory of Aerodynamics

SAEX5002

Advanced Aircraft Structures

SAEX5003

Aerospace Propulsion

SAEX5004

Advanced Aircraft Systems & Instruments

SAEX6501

Advanced Structures Lab

12

TOTAL CREDITS:

19

PRACTICAL
6

SEMESTER II
Sl.No.

SUBJECT CODE

SUBJECT TITLE

Page No.

7
8

THEORY
1

SAEX5005

Flight Mechanics

SAEX5006

Computational Structural Analysis

SAEX5007

Vibrational Analysis

Elective I

Elective II

Experimental Aerodynamics Lab

TOTAL CREDITS:

19

PRACTICAL
6

SAEX6502

12

SEMESTER III
Sl.No.

SUBJECT CODE

SUBJECT TITLE

Page No.

THEORY
1

SAEX5008

Space Flight Dynamics

SAEX5009

Advanced Composite Structures

10

SAEX5010

Conceptual Flight Design

11

Elective III

Elective IV

Maintenance of Aircraft Systems Lab

TOTAL CREDITS

17

PRACTICAL
6

SAEX6503

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SEMESTER IV
Sl.No.

SUBJECT CODE

SUBJECT TITLE

S40XPROJ

Project work & Comprehensive Viva-Voce

30

15

TOTAL CREDITS FOR THE COURSE

70

LIST OF ELECTIVES
Sl. No. SUBJECT CODE

SUBJECT TITLE

Page No.

SAEX5011

Experimental Methods in Stress Analysis

13

SAEX5012

Numerical Heat Transfer

14

SAEX5013

Boundary Layer Theory

15

SAEX5014

Computational Aerodynamics

16

SAEX5015

Industrial Aerodynamics

17

SAEX5016

Advanced Helicopter Dynamics

18

SAEX5017

Structural Dynamics

19

SAEX5018

High Temperature Problems in Structures

20

SAEX5019

Theory of Elasticity

21

10

SAEX5020

Hypersonic Aerodynamics

22

11

SAEX5021

High Temperature Gas Dynamics

23

12

SAEX5022

Advanced Propulsion Systems

24

13

SAEX5023

Experimental Methods in Fluid Mechanics

25

14

SAEX5024

Wind Engineering

26

15

SAEX5025

Theory of Plates & Shells

27

16

SAEX5026

Aircraft Dynamics and Control

28

17

SAEX5027

Aviation Management

29

L-Lecture Hours;

T-Tutorial Hours;

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P-Practical Hours;

C-Credits

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FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

ADVANCED MATHEMATICS
(Common to All Branches Except Bio Groups)

Credits

Total Marks

100

UNIT I MATRIX THEORY

10 hrs.

QR decomposition Eigen values using shifted QR algorithm Singular Value Decomposition Pseudo inverse
Least square approximations

UNIT II CALCULUS OF VARIATIONS

10 hrs.

Concept of Functionals- Eulers equation Functionals dependent on first and higher order derivatives
Functionals on several dependent variables Iso perimetric problems Variational problems with moving boundaries

UNIT III TRANSFORM METHODS

10 hrs.

Laplace transform methods for one dimensional wave equation Displacements in a string Longitudinal vibration
of a elastic bar Fourier transform methods for one dimensional heat conduction problems in infinite and semi infinite
rod.

UNIT IV ELLIPTIC EQUATION

10 hrs.

Laplace equation Properties of harmonic functions Fourier transform methods for laplace equations. Solution
for Poisson equation by Fourier transforms method

UNIT V LINEAR & NON LINEAR PROGRAMMING

10 hrs.

Simplex Algorithm Two Phase and Big M techniques Duality theory Dual Simplex method.
Non Linear Programming Constrained extremal problems Lagranges multiplier method Kuhn- Tucker
conditions and solutions

REFERENCE BOOKS:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

Richard Bronson, Schaums Outlines of Theory and Problems of Matrix Operations, McGraw-Hill, 1988.
Venkataraman M K, Higher Engineering Mathematics, National Pub. Co, 1992.
Elsgolts, L., Differential Equations and Calculus of Variations. Mir, 1977.
Sneddon,I.N., Elements of Partial differential equations, Dover Publications, 2006.
Sankara Rao, K., Introduction to partial differential equations. Prentice Hall of India, 1995
Taha H A, Operations research - An introduction, McMilan Publishing co, 1982.

UNIVERSITY EXAM QUESTION PAPER PATTERN


Max Marks : 80
Part A : 6 Questions of 5 marks each No choice
Part B : 2 Questions from each unit of internal choice each carrying 10 marks
M.E (AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING)

Exam Duration : 3 hrs.


30 marks
50 marks
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SAEX5001

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

THEORY OF AERODYNAMICS

Credits

Total Marks

100

UNIT I INTRODUCTION TO AERODYNAMICS

10 hrs.

Various types of airplanes, Continuity and Momentum equations, Point source and sink, doublet, Free and Forced
Vortex, Uniform parallel flow, combination of basic flows, Pressure and Velocity distributions on bodies with and without
circulation in ideal and real fluid flows, Magnus effect

UNIT II INCOMPRESSIBLE FLOW THEORY

10 hrs.

Conformal Transformation, Kutta condition, Thin aerofoil Theory and its applications. Vortex line, Horse shoe
vortex, Biot - Savart law, lifting line theory and its applications.

UNIT III NON-LINEAR LIFTING LINE THEORY

10 hrs.

2 D Panel method Source and vortex panels, Numerical approach to lifting line theory. Vortex Lattice method.

UNIT IV AIRFOILS, WINGS AND AIRPLANE CONFIGURATION IN HIGH SPEED FLOWS

10 hrs.

shockwaves and expansion waves, Potential equation for compressible flow, small perturbation theory, PrandtlGlauert Rule, Linearised supersonic flow theory, Critical Mach number, Iift and Drag divergence Mach number, Shock
stall, super critical airfoils, Transonic area rule, supersonic airfoils, wave drag.

UNIT V VISCOUS FLOW AND FLOW MEASUREMENTS

10 hrs.

Types of subsonic and supersonic wind tunnels Flow visualization processes Optical methods Measurement
of force and moments in wind tunnels.

TEXT BOOKS:
1. J Anderson J.D. Jr., Fundamentals of Aerodynamics, Tata McGraw-Hill, New Delhi.. 2007
2. Rathakrishnan.E., Gas Dynamics, Prentice Hall of India, 1995.

REFERENCE BOOKS:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

Karamcheti K., Principles of Ideal-Fluid Aerodynamics, John Wiley & Sons Inc.,1996
Bertin J.J., Aerodynamics for Engineers, 4th Ed. Prentice-Hall Inc.,2002
Kuethe A. M. and Chow C.-Y., Foundations of Aerodynamics, John Wiley & Sons Inc. 1986
Kundu P.K. & Cohen I.M., Fluid Mechanics, Elsevier Inc. 2008
Katz J. & Plotkin A., Low-Speed Aerodynamics, Cambridge University Press. 2001
Cebeci T. An Engineering Approach to the Calculation of Aerodynamic Flows, Horizons Publishing Inc. 1999

UNIVERSITY EXAM QUESTION PAPER PATTERN


Max Marks : 80
Part A : 6 Questions of 5 marks each No choice
Part B : 2 Questions from each unit of internal choice each carrying 10 marks
20% problems and 80% Theory may be asked.
M.E (AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING)

Exam Duration : 3 hrs.


30 marks
50 marks

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SAEX5002

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

ADVANCED AIRCRAFT STRUCTURES

Credits

Total Marks

100

UNIT I BENDING OF BEAMS

10 hrs.

Elementary theory of bending - Introduction to semi-monocoque structures - Bredt-Batho theory - Stresses in


beams of symmetrical and unsymmetrical sections -Box beams General formula for bending stresses- principal axes
method Neutral axis method.

UNIT II SHEAR FLOW IN OPEN SECTIONS

10 hrs.

Shear stresses in beams Shear flow in stiffened panels - Shear flow in thin walled open tubes Shear centre
Shear flow in open sections with stiffeners.

UNIT III SHEAR FLOW IN CLOSED SECTIONS

10 hrs.

Shear flow in closed sections with stiffeners Angle of twist - Shear flow in two flange and three flange box
beams Shear center - Shear flow in thin walled closed tubes - Torsional iea flow in multi cell tubes - Flexural
shear flow in multi cell stiffened structures.

UNIT IV STABILITY PROBLEMS

10 hrs.

Stability problems of thin walled structures Buckling of sheets under compression, shear, bending and combined
loads - Crippling stresses by Needhams and Gerards methodsSheet stiffener panels-Effective width, Inter rivet and
sheet wrinkling failures-Tension field web beams(Wagners).

UNIT V ANALYSIS OF AIRCRAFT STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS

10 hrs.

Loads on Wings Schrenks curve - Shear force, bending moment and torque distribution along the span of
the Wing. Loads on fuselage - Shear and bending moment distribution along the length of the fuselage. Analysis of
rings and frames.

TEXT BOOKS:
1. E.F. Bruhn, Analysis and Design of Flight Vehicle Structures, Tristate Offset Co., 1980.
2. Megson, T.M.G; Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students, Edward Arnold, 1995.

REFERENCE BOOKS:
1. Peery, D.J. and Azar, J.J., Aircraft Structures, 2nd Edition, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1993.
2. Stephen P. Tinnoshenko & S.woinowsky Krieger, Theory of Plates and Shells, 2nd Edition, McGraw-Hill, Singapore, 1990.
3. Rivello, R.M., Theory and Analysis of Flight structures, McGraw-Hill, N.Y., 1993

UNIVERSITY EXAM QUESTION PAPER PATTERN


Max Marks : 80
Part A : 6 Questions of 5 marks each No choice
Part B : 2 Questions from each unit of internal choice each carrying 10 marks
80% problems and 20% Theory may be asked.
M.E (AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING)

Exam Duration : 3 hrs.


30 marks
50 marks

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SAEX5003

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

AEROSPACE PROPULSION

Credits

Total Marks

100

UNIT I ELEMENTS OF AIRCRAFT PROPULSION

10 hrs.

Classification of power plants based on methods of aircraft propulsion Propulsive efficiency Specific fuel
consumption - Thrust and power- Factors affecting thrust and power- Illustration of working of Gas turbine engine Characteristics of turboprop, turbofan and turbojet , Ram jet, Scram jet Methods of Thrust augmentation.

UNIT II PROPELLER THEORY

10 hrs.

Momentum / actuator disc theory, Blade element theory, combined blade element and momentum theory, vortex
theory, rotor in hover, rotor model with cylindrical wake and constant circulation along blade, free wake model, Constant
chord and ideal twist rotors, Lateral flapping, Coriolis forces, reaction torque, compressibility effects, Ground effect.

UNIT III INLETS, NOZZLES AND COMBUSTION CHAMBERS

10 hrs.

Subsonic and supersonic inlets Relation between minimum area ratio and external deceleration ratio Starting
problem in supersonic inlets Modes of inlet operation, jet nozzle Efficiencies Over expanded, under and optimum
expansion in nozzles Thrust reversal. Classification of Combustion chambers - Combustion chamber performance
Flame tube cooling Flame stabilization.

UNIT IV COMPRESSORS AND TURBINES

10 hrs.

Centrifugal compressor Work done and pressure rise Velocity diagrams Elementary theory of axial flow
compressor degree of reaction Impulse and reaction gas turbines Velocity triangles Choice of blade profile,
pitch and chord.

UNIT V ROCKET PROPULSION

10 hrs.

Introduction to rocket propulsion Reaction principle Thrust equation Classification of rockets based on
propellants used solid, liquid and hybrid Comparison of these engines with special reference to rocket performance
Thrust control in liquid rockets.

TEXT BOOKS:
1. Hill,P.G. and Peterson, C.R. Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Propulsion, Addison Wesley Longman Inc. 1999
2. Cohen, H. Rogers, G.F.C. and Saravanamuttoo,H.I.H, Gas Turbine Theory, Longman,1989

REFERENCE BOOKS:
1. G.C. Oates, Aerothermodynamics of Aircraft Engine Components, AIAA Education Series, 1985.
2. G.P.Sutton, Rocket Propulsion Elements, John Wiley & Sons Inc., New York, 5th Edition, 1986.
3. W.P.Gill, H.J.Smith & J.E. Ziurys, Fundamentals of Internal Combustion Engines as applied to Reciprocating, Gas turbine & Jet
Propulsion Power Plants, Oxford & IBH Publishing Co., 1980.

UNIVERSITY EXAM QUESTION PAPER PATTERN


Max Marks : 80
Part A : 6 Questions of 5 marks each No choice
Part B : 2 Questions from each unit of internal choice each carrying 10 marks
30% problems and 70% Theory may be asked.
M.E (AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING)

Exam Duration : 3 hrs.


30 marks
50 marks

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SAEX5004 ADVANCED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS & INSTRUMENTS

Credits

Total Marks

100

UNIT I AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS

10 hrs.

Modern Hydraulic Systems and Pneumatic Systems Brake System Landing Gear Systems

UNIT II FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS

10 hrs.

Modern power Assisted and Fully Powered Flight Controls Modern Control Systems Advanced Digital Fly
By Wire systems and Active Control Technology., Communication and Navigation System Instrument Landing Systems,
VOR.

UNIT III ADVANCED ENGINE SYSTEMS

10 hrs.

Piston Engine components-Lubrication System-Fuel System-Ignition System-Starting System--Jet Engine


Components Lubrication System -- Fuel System -- Starting and Ignition Systems.

UNIT IV AIRCRAFT CABIN SYSTEM

10 hrs.

Heating SystemsCabin Cooling System - Cabin Pressurisation SystemsCabin Environmental Systems for a
jet air linerOxygen Systems.

UNIT V AIRCRAFT INSTRUMENTS

10 hrs.

Flight Instrument and Navigation Instruments Accelerometers, Air Speed Indicators Mach Meters Altimeters
principles and Operation Study of Various Types of Engine Instruments Tachometers Temperature Gauges
Pressure Gauges Operation and Principles.

REFERENCE BOOKS:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Mekinly, J.L. and Bent, R.D., Aircraft Power Plants, McGraw Hill, 1993.
Pallet, E.H.J., Aircraft Instruments & Principles, Pitman & Co., 1993.
Treager, S., Gas Turbine Technology, McGraw Hill, 1997.
Mckinley, K.L., and Bent, R.D., Aircraft Maintenance & Repair, McGraw Hill1993
General Hand Books of Airframe and Power plant Mechanics, U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, the
English Book Store, New Delhi, 1995.

UNIVERSITY EXAM QUESTION PAPER PATTERN


Max Marks : 80
Part A : 6 Questions of 5 marks each No choice

Exam Duration : 3 hrs.


30 marks

Part B : 2 Questions from each unit of internal choice each carrying 10 marks
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FLIGHT MECHANICS

Credits

Total Marks

100

UNIT I PRINCIPLES OF FLIGHT

10 hrs.

Physical properties and structure of the atmosphere, International Standard Atmosphere, Temperature, pressure
and altitude relationship, Measurement of speed True, Indicated and Equivalent air speed, Streamlined and bluff
bodies, Various Types of drag in airplanes, Drag polar, Methods of drag reduction of airplanes.

UNIT II AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE IN LEVEL, CLIMBING AND GLIDING FLIGHT

10 hrs.

Straight and level flight, Thrust required and available, Power required and available, Effect of altitude on thrust
and power, Conditions for minimum drag and minimum power required, Gliding and Climbing flight, Range and
Endurance

UNIT III ACCELERATING FLIGHT

10 hrs.

Take off and landing performance, Turning performance, horizontal and vertical turn, Pull up and pull down,
maximum turn rate, V-n diagram

UNIT IV LONGITUDINAL STABILITY AND CONTROL

10 hrs.

Degrees of freedom of a system, static and dynamic stability, static longitudinal stability,
Contribution of individual components, neutral point, static margin, Hinge moment, Elevator control effectiveness,
Power effects, elevator angle to trim, elevator angle per g, maneuver point, stick force gradient, aerodynamic balancing,
Aircraft equations of motion, stability derivatives, stability quartic, Phugoid motion

UNIT V LATERAL, DIRECTIONAL STABILITY AND CONTROL

10 hrs.

Yaw and side slip, Dihedral effect, contribution of various components, lateral control, aileron control power, strip
theory, aileron reversal, weather cock stability, directional control, rudder requirements, dorsal fin, One engine inoperative
condition, Dutch roll, spiral and directional divergence, autorotation and spin

TEXT BOOKS:
1. Houghton, E.L., and Caruthers, N.B., Aerodynamics for engineering students, Edward Arnold Publishers, 1988.
2. Perkins C.D., & Hage, R.E. Airplane performance, stability and control, Wiley Toppan, 1974.

REFERENCE BOOKS:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Kuethe, A.M., and Chow, C.Y., Foundations of Aerodynamics, John Wiley & Sons, 1982.
Clancey,L.J. Aerodynamics, Pitman, 1986.
Babister, A.W. Aircraft stability and response, Pergamon Press, 1980.
Nelson, R.C. Flight Stability & Automatic Control, McGraw-Hill, 1989.
McCormic, B.W., Aerodynamics, Aeronautics & Flight Mechanics John Wiley, 1995.

UNIVERSITY EXAM QUESTION PAPER PATTERN


Max Marks : 80
Part A : 6 Questions of 5 marks each No choice
Part B : 2 Questions from each unit of internal choice each carrying 10 marks
70% Theory and 30% Problems may be asked.
M.E (AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING)

Exam Duration : 3 hrs.


30 marks
50 marks

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SAEX5006

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

COMPUTATIONAL STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS

Credits

Total Marks

100

UNIT I INTRODUCTION TO FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS

10 hrs.

Basics of FEA, historical background,. General Steps of the finite Element Method,Applications and Advantages
of FEM. Boundary and initial value problems.Variational formulation in finite elements, Weighted esidual methods
Galerkin method, sub domain method, method of least square and collocation method, numerical problems.

UNIT II STATIC ANALYSIS

10 hrs.

General procedure of FEM, Descritization of domain, Stiffness matrix for basic types of element -spring, Bar ,
truss, beam and Frame elementsusing Stiffness method and Galerkins Method- shape functions,- Isoparametric
elements.

UNIT III FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF TWO DIMENSIONAL PROBLEMS

10 hrs.

Development of the plane Stress and plane Strain- Stffness equations,Finite Element solution for CST elements,
LST Elements, Axisymmetric Elements(application to Pressure vessel) Isoparametric Formulation-Bar element,rectangular
plane stress element-Numerical Integration.

UNIT IV APPLICATION OF FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS

10 hrs.

1-D and 2-D Heat transfer Finite Element Formulation , Fluid Flow Finite Element Formulation, Formulation of
thermal stress Problems.Structural Dynamics and time-Dependent Problems .

UNIT V INTRODUCTION TO ADVANCED TOPICS

10 hrs.

Three dimonsional problems-Tetrahedral Element- Isoparametric Formulation, usage of various FEA software
packages.

TEXT BOOKS:
1. Darly L.Logan A first course in the finite element method, Nelson .Cengage Learning 2007
2. Chandrupatla and Bologundu., Finite Elements in Engineering, Prentice Hall of India Pvt. Ltd, 1997.

REFERENCE BOOKS:
1. Rao, S. S., Finite Element Methods in Engineering, Pergamon Press, 1989.
2. Krishnamoorthy, C. S., Finite Element Analysis -Theory and Programming, Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Co, 1987.
3. Zienkiewicz, O. C., The Finite Element Method in Engg. Science, McGraw Hill, London, 1977.

UNIVERSITY EXAM QUESTION PAPER PATTERN


Max Marks : 80
Part A : 6 Questions of 5 marks each No choice
Part B : 2 Questions from each unit of internal choice each carrying 10 marks
75% Problems and 25% Theory may be asked.
M.E (AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING)

Exam Duration : 3 hrs.


30 marks
50 marks

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SAEX5007

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

VIBRATIONAL ANALYSIS

Credits

Total Marks

100

UNIT I SINGLE DEGREE OF FREEDOM SYSTEMS

10 hrs.

Introduction-Simple harmonic motion, definition of terminologies, Newtons Laws, DAlemberts principle, Energy
methods. Free vibrations, free damped vibrations, and forced vibrations with and without damping, base excitation,
and vibration measuring instruments.

UNIT II MULTI-DEGREES OF FREEDOM SYSTEMS

10 hrs.

Two degrees of freedom systems, Static and dynamic couplings, eigen values, eigen vectors and orthogonality
conditions of eigen vectors, Vibration absorber, Principal coordinates, Principal modes. Hamiltons Principle, Lagrangean
equation and their applications.

UNIT III VIBRATION OF ELASTIC BODIES

10 hrs.

Transverse vibrations of strings, Longitudinal, Lateral and Torsional vibrations. Approximate methods for calculating
natural frequencies.-Holtzers method- Stodalas method.

UNIT IV EIGEN VALUE PROBLEMS & DYNAMIC RESPONSE OF LARGE SYSTEMS

10 hrs.

Eigen value extraction methods Subspace hydration method, Lanczos method Eigen value reduction method
Dynamic response of large systems Implicit and explicit methods.

UNIT V CRITICAL SPEED OF SHAFTS

10 hrs.

Fundamental and higher order critical speeds, Solution of Rayleigh and Dunkerley methods

TEXT BOOKS:
1. Timoshenko, S. Vibration Problems in Engineering, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1987.
2. Meirovitch, L. Elements of Vibration Analysis, McGraw-Hill Inc., 1986.
3. Thomson W.T, Marie Dillon Dahleh, Theory of Vibrations with Applications, Prentice Hall, 1997

REFERENCE BOOKS:
1. F.S. Tse., I.F. Morse and R.T. Hinkle, Mechanical Vibrations, Prentice-Hall of India, 1985.
2. Rao.J.S. and Gupta.K. Theory and Practice of Mechanical Vibrations, Wiley Eastern Ltd., New Delhi, 1999.
3. Fung, Y.C., An Introduction to the Theory of Aeroelasticity, John Wiley & Sons Inc., New York, 1985.

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SATHYABAMA UNIVERSITY

SAEX5008

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

SPACE FLIGHT DYNAMICS

Credits

Total Marks

100

UNIT I ORBITAL MECHANICS

10 hrs.

Description of solar system Keplers Laws of planetary motion Newtons Law of Universal gravitation Two
body and Three-body problems Jacobis Integral, Librations points - Estimation of orbital and escape velocities

UNIT II SATELLITE DYNAMICS

10 hrs.

Geosynchronous and geostationary satellites life time satellite perturbations Hohmann orbits calculation of
orbit parameters Determination of satellite rectangular coordinates from orbital elements

UNIT III ROCKET MOTION

10 hrs.

Principle of operation of rocket motor - thrust equation one dimensional and two dimensional rocket motions
in free space and homogeneous gravitational fields Description of vertical, inclined and gravity turn trajectories
determinations of range and altitude simple approximations to burnout velocity staging of rockets.

UNIT IV ROCKET AERODYNAMICS

10 hrs.

Description of various loads experienced by a rocket passing through atmosphere drag estimation wave
drag, skin friction drag, form drag and base pressure drag Boat-tailing in missiles performance at various altitudes
conical and bell shaped nozzles adapted nozzles rocket dispersion launching problems.

UNIT V STAGING AND CONTROL OF ROCKET VEHICLES

10 hrs.

Need for multistaging of rocket vehicles multistage vehicle optimization stage separation dynamics and
separation techniques- aerodynamic and jet control methods of rocket vehicles - SITVC.

TEXT BOOKS:
1. G.P. Sutton, Rocket Propulsion Elements, John Wiley & Sons Inc., New York, 5th Edition, 1986.
2. J.W. Cornelisse, Rocket Propulsion and Space Dynamics, J.W. Freeman & Co., Ltd., London, 1982.

REFERENCE BOOKS:
1. Van de Kamp, Elements of astromechanics, Pitman Publishing Co., Ltd., London, 1980.
2. E.R. Parker, Materials for Missiles and Spacecraft, McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., 1982.

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SATHYABAMA UNIVERSITY

SAEX5009

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

ADVANCED COMPOSITE STRUCTURES

Credits

Total Marks

100

UNIT I INTRODUCTION TO COMPOSITES

10 hrs.

General Introduction and Concept, Historical development, Concept of Composite materials, Material properties
that can be improved by forming a composite material& its engineering potential Basic definitions, Various types of
composites, Classification based on Matrix Material, Fiber Reinforced Composites. Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP)
Composites, Particulate Composites.Comparison with Metals, Advantages & limitations of Composites Role and Selection
or reinforcement materials. Types of fibres, Mechanical properties of fibres. functions of a Matrix, Desired Properties
of a Matrix, Polymer Matrix (Thermosets and Thermoplastics), Metal matrix, Ceramic matrix, Carbon Matrix, Glass
Matrix etc.Fibre reinforced Polymer (FRP) Laminated composites Lamina & Laminate Lay-up.

UNIT II BEHAVIOUR OF A LAMINATE-I

10 hrs.

Linear Elastic Stress-Strain Characteristics of FRP Composites, Stress and Strain components in 3-D, Generalized
Hookes Law in 3-D, Stress-Strain relations in 3-D for Isotropic and orthotropic case. Mechanics of load-transfer in a
Laminate. Prediction of Engineering Property in a Laminate Lamina Stress-Strain a relation in material coordinates,
Transformation relations, Lamina Stress - Strain relations in Structure Global coordinates

UNIT III LAMINATED COMPOSITES-II

10 hrs.

Mechanics of Plates/Kirchhoffs Plate Theory. Laminate Strain-Displacement relationship based on Kirchhoffs


Hypothesis Laminate Stiffness and ABD-Matrices. Symmetric .Anti-symmetric and Non-symmetric laminates
Micromechanics of Laminae.

UNIT IV STRENGTH AND FAILURE CONCEPTS

10 hrs.

Macro-mechanical Failure Theories Maximum Stress Theory, Maximum Strain Theory, Tsai-Hill theory, Tsai-Wu
Theory . Design issuesTypical Structural Component design process Laminate Analysis

UNIT V MANUFACTURING PROCESSES

10 hrs.

Overall considerations, Autoclave curing, Other Manufacturing Processes Fiber-only performs, Combined
Fiber-Matrix performs.Tooling and Specialty materials, Release agents, Peel plies, release films and fabrics, Bleeder
and breather plies, bagging films .Applications of composites

TEXT BOOK:
Autar K.Kaw, Mechanics of Composite Materials, CRC press LLC 1997

REFERENCE BOOKS:
1.
2.
3.
4.

Calcote, L.R, " The Analysis of Laminated Composite Structures ", Von-Nostrand Reinhold Company,New York, 1998.
Jones, R.M., " Mechanics of Composite Materials ", McGraw Hill Kogakusha Ltd., Tokyo, 1985.
Agarwal, B.D., and Broutman, L.J., " Analysis and Performance of Fibre Composites ", John wiley and sons Inc., New York,1980.
Lubin, G., " Handbook on Advanced Plastics and Fibre Glass ", Von Nostrand Reinhold Co., New York

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SAEX5010

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

CONCEPTUAL FLIGHT DESIGN

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Total Marks

100

UNIT I REVIEW OF DEVELOPMENTS IN AVIATION

6 hrs.

Categories and types of aircrafts various configurations Layouts and their relative merits strength, stiffness,
fail safe and fatigue requirements Manoeuvering load factors Gust and manoeuverability envelopes Balancing
and maneuvering loads on tail planes.

UNIT II POWER PLANT TYPES AND CHARACTERISTICS

6 hrs.

Characteristics of different types of power plants Propeller characteristics and selection Relative merits of
location of power plant.

UNIT III PRELIMINARY DESIGN

6 hrs.

Selection of geometric and aerodynamic parameters Weight estimation and balance diagram Drag estimation
of complete aircraft Level flight, climb, take off and landing calculations range and endurance static and
dynamic stability estimates control requirements.

UNIT IV SPECIAL PROBLEMS

6 hrs.

Layout peculiarities of subsonic and supersonic aircraft optimisation of wing loading to achieve desired
performance loads on undercarriages and design requirements.

UNIT V STRUCTURAL DESIGN

6 hrs.

Estimation of loads on complete aircraft and components Structural design of fuselage, wings and
undercarriages, controls, connections and joints. Materials for modern aircraft Methods of analysis, testing and
fabrication.

PRACTICALS

20 hrs.

Conceptual design of an aircraft for given specifications.

TEXT BOOKS:
1. D.P. Raymer, Aircraft conceptual design, AIAA Series, 1988.
2. G. Corning, Supersonic & Subsonic Airplane Design, II Edition, Edwards Brothers Inc., Michigan, 1953.
3. E.F. Bruhn, Analysis and Design of Flight Vehicle Structures, Tristate Offset Co., U.S.A., 1980.

REFERENCE BOOKS:
1. E. Torenbeek, Synthesis of Subsonic Airplane Design, Delft University Press, London, 1976.
2. H.N.Kota, Integrated design approach to Design fly by wire Lecture notes Interline Pub. Bangalore, 1992.
3. A.A. Lebedenski, Notes on airplane design, Part-I, I.I.Sc., Bangalore, 1971.

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SAEX6501

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

ADVANCED STRUCTURES LAB

Credits

Total Marks

100

LIST OF EXPERIMENTS
1. Constant strength Beams
2. Buckling of columns
3. Unsymmetrical Bending of Beams
4. Shear Centre Location for Open Section
5. Shear Centre Location for Closed Section
6. Flexibility Matrix for Cantilever Beam
7. Combined Loading
8. Calibration of Photo Elastic Materials
9. Stresses in Circular Disc Under Diametrical Compression Photo Elastic Method
10. Vibration of Beams with Different Support Conditions
11. Determination of elastic constants of a composite laminate.
12. Wagner beam
SAEX6502

EXPERIMENTAL AERODYNAMICS LAB

Credits

Total Marks

100

Credits

Total Marks

100

LIST OF EXPERIMENTS
1. Calibration of subsonic wind tunnel
2. Pressure distribution over a smooth and rough cylinders
3. Pressure distribution over a symmetric aerofoil section
4. Pressure distribution over a cambered aerofoil section
5. Force measurement using wind tunnel balance for various models
6. Pressure distribution over a wing of symmetric aerofoil section
7. Pressure distribution over a wing of cambered aerofoil section
8. Flow visualization studies in incompressible flows
9. Calibration of supersonic wind tunnel
10. Supersonic flow visualization studies
SAEX6503

MAINTNENCE OF AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS LAB


LIST OF EXPERIMENTS

1. Aircraft Jacking Up procedure


2. Aircraft Leveling procedure
3. Control System Rigging check procedure
4. Aircraft Symmetry Check procedure
5. Flow test to assess of filter element clogging
6. Pressure Test To assess hydraulic External/Internal Leakage
7. Functional Test to adjust operating pressure
8. Pressure Test procedure on fuel system components
9. Brake Torque Load Test on wheel brake units
10. Maintenance and rectification of snags in hydraulic and fuel systems
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AEX5011

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

EXPERIMENTAL METHODS IN STRESS ANALYSIS

Credits

Total Marks

100

UNIT I MEASUREMENTS

10 hrs.

Principles of measurements-Accuracy, Sensitivity and range of measurements. Measurement of force or load,


Measurement of torque., Strain measurement of rotating shaft, Measurement of pressure or vacuum.

UNIT II EXTENSOMETERS

10 hrs.

Mechanical, Optical, Acoustical and Electrical extensometers and their uses, Advantages and disadvantages.
Review of bridge circuits

UNIT III ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE STRAIN GAUGES

10 hrs.

Principle of operation and requirements-Types and their uses-Materials for strain gauge. Calibration and
temperature compensation-cross sensitivity, Rosette analysis Delta,Tee, rectangular Rosette -- Wheatstone bridge
and potentiometer circuits for static and dynamic strain measurements- strain indicators.

UNIT IV PHOTOELASTICITY

10 hrs.

Stress analysis by two and three dimensional photoelasticity-interpolation of stress patterns-Typical


applications-Description and uses of reflection polariscope

UNIT V NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING

10 hrs.

Fundamentation of NDT-Radiography-ultrasonics -Magnetic particle inspection- Fluorescent penetrant techniqueEddy current testing- Acoustic Emission Technique-Fundamentals of brittle coating methods- Introduction to Moire
techniques- Holography- Ultrasonic C-Scan- Thermography, Fibre-optic Sensors.

TEXT BOOKS:
1. Dally, J. W., and Riley, W. F., Experimental Stress Analysis, McGraw Hill Inc., New York, 1978.
2. Hetyenyi, M., Hand Book of Experimental Stress Analysis, John Wiley and Sons Inc., New York, 1972.
3. Experimental stress analysis Dr. Sadhu Singh., Khanna Publications.

REFERENCE BOOKS:
1. Srinath, L. S., Raghava, M.R., Lingaiah, K.Gargesha, G.Pant B., and Ramachandra, K., Experimental Stress Analysis, Tata McGraw
Hill, New Delhi, 1984.
2. Pollock, A. A., Acoustic Emission in Acoustics and Vibrations Progress, ed. by Stephens R.W.B.,Chapman and Hall, 1983.

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REGULATIONS 2010

SATHYABAMA UNIVERSITY

SAEX5012

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

NUMERICAL HEAT TRANSFER

Credits

Total Marks

100

UNIT I BASICS OF HEAT TRANSFER

6 hrs.

Basic review of heat transfer Conduction Convection -Radiation Aerospace problems- Application of numerical
methods

UNIT II CONDUCTIVE HEAT TRANSFER

6 hrs.

Conduction Convection systems Numerical treatment of 1-D and 2-D heat conduction Problems in Cartesian
and polar coordinate systems conduction with heat generation - Heat transfer problems in infinite and semi infinite
solids 1-D Transient analysis

UNIT III CONVECTIVE HEAT TRANSFER

6 hrs.

Convection- Numerical treatment of steady 1-D and 2-d heat convection-diffusion steady-unsteady problemsComputation of thermal boundary layer flows-Transient free convection from a heat vertical plate

UNIT IV RADIATIVE HEAT TRANSFER

6 hrs.

Radiation- Numerical treatment of radiation problems- transient mixed convection and radiation from a vertical
fin.

UNIT V SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

6 hrs.

Heat transfer problem in gas turbine combustion chamber-ablative heat transfer- Aerodynamic heating-Moving
boundary problems - Numerical treatment.

PRACTICALS

20 hrs.

Developing a numerical code for 1D, 2D heat transfer problems.

TEXT BOOKS:
1. P. S. Ghoshdasidar , Computer simulation of low and Heat transfer McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., New Delhi, 1998.
2. Yunus A. Cengel, Heat Transfer A Practical Approach Tata McGraw Hill Edition, 2003
3. S.C. Sachdeva, Fundamentals of Engineering Heat & Mass Transfer, Wiley Eastern Ltd., New Delhi, 1981.

REFERENCE BOOKS:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

John H. Lienhard, A Heat Transfer Text Book, Prentice Hall Inc., 1981.
J.P. Holman, Heat Transfer, McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., New York, 6th Edition, 1991.
John D. Anderson, JR Computational Fluid Dynamics, McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., New York, 1995.
T.J. Chung, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Cambridge University Press, 2002
C.Y.Chow, Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics, John Wiley, 1979.

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SATHYABAMA UNIVERSITY

SAEX5013

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

BOUNDARY LAYER THEORY

Credits

Total Marks

100

UNIT I VISCOUS FLOW EQUATIONS

10 hrs.

Navier-Stokes Equations, Creeping motion, Couette flow, Poiseuille flow through ducts, Ekman drift.

UNIT II LAMINAR BOUNDARY LAYER

10 hrs.

Development of boundary layer Estimation of boundary layer thickness, Displacement thickness - Momentum
and energy thicknesses for two dimensional flow Two dimensional boundary layer equations Similarity solutions
- Blasius solution.

UNIT III TURBULENT BOUNDARY LAYER

10 hrs.

Physical and mathematical description of turbuence, two-dimensional turbulent boundary layer equations, Velocity
profiles Inner, outer and overlap layers, Transition from laminar to turbulent boundary layers, turbulent boundary
layer on a flat plate, mixing length hypothesis.

UNIT IV APPROXIMATE SOLUTION TO BOUNDARY LAYER EQUATIONS

10 hrs.

Approximate integral methods, digital computer solutions Von Karman Polhausen method.

UNIT V THERMAL BOUNDARY LAYER

10 hrs.

Introduction to thermal boundary layer Heat transfer in boundary layer - Convective heat transfer, importance
of non dimensional numbers Prandtl number, Nusselt number, Lewis number etc.

TEXT BOOKS:
1. H. Schlichting, Boundary Layer Theory, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1979.
2. Frank White Viscous Fluid flow McGraw Hill, 1998

REFERENCE BOOKS:
1. A. J. Reynolds, Turbulent flows in Engineering, John Wiley & Sons, 1980.
2. Ronald L., Panton, Incompressible fluid flow, John Wiley & Sons, 1984.
3. Tuncer Cebeci and Peter Bradshaw, Momentum transfer in boundary layers, Hemisphere Publishing Corporation, 1977.

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SATHYABAMA UNIVERSITY

SAEX5014

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

COMPUTATIONAL AERODYNAMICS

Credits

Total Marks

100

UINIT I NUMERICAL SOLUTIONS OF SOME FLUID DYNAMICAL PROBLEMS

10 hrs.

Basic fluid dynamics equations, Equations in general orthogonal coordinate system, Body fitted coordinate
systems, Stability analysis of linear system. Finding solution of a simple gas dynamic problem, Local similar solutions
of boundary layer equations, Numerical integration and shooting technique.
Practical: Numerical solution for CD nozzle isentropic flows and local similar solutions of boundary layer equations.

UNIT II GRID GENERATION

10 hrs.

Need for grid generation Various grid generation techniques Algebraic, conformal and numerical grid
generation importance of grid control functions boundary point control orthogonality of grid lines at boundaries.
Practical: Elliptic grid generation using Laplaces equations for geometries like airfoil and CD nozzle.

UNIT III TRANSONIC RELAXATION TECHNIQUES

10 hrs.

Small perturbation flows, Transonic small perturbation (TSP) equations, Central and backward difference schemes,
conservation equations and shockpoint operator, Line relaxation techniques, Acceleration of convergence rate, Jamesons
rotated difference scheme -stretching of coordinates, shock fitting techniques Flow in body fitted coordinate system.
Practical: Numerical solution of 1-D conduction- convection energy equation using time dependent methods
using both implicit and explicit schemes application of time split method for the above equation and comparison of
the results.

UNIT IV TIME DEPENDENT METHODS

10 hrs.

Stability of solution, Explicit methods, Time split methods, Approximate factorization scheme, Unsteady transonic
flow around airfoils. Some time dependent solutions of gas dynamic problems.
Practical: Numerical solution of unsteady 2-D heat conduction problems using SLOR methods

UNIT V PANEL METHODS

10 hrs.

Elements of two and three dimensional panels, panel singularities. Application of panel methods to incompressible,
compressible, subsonic and supersonic flows.
Practical: Numerical solution of flow over a cylinder using 2-D panel methods using both vertex and source
panel methods for lifting and non lifting cases respectively.

TEXT BOOKS:
1. T.J. Chung, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Cambridge University Press, 2002
2. C.Y.Chow, Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics, John Wiley, 1979.
3. A.A. Hirsch, Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics, McGraw-Hill, 1989.

REFERENCES BOOKS:
1. T.K.Bose, Computation Fluid Dynamics Wiley Eastern Ltd., 1988.
2. H.J. Wirz and J.J. Smeldern Numerical Methods in Fluid Dynamics, McGraw-Hill & Co., 1978.
3. John D. Anderson, JR Computational Fluid Dynamics, McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., New York, 1995.

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SATHYABAMA UNIVERSITY

SAEX5015

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

INDUSTRIAL AERODYNAMICS

Credits

Total Marks

100

UNIT I ATMOSPHERE

10 hrs.

Types of winds, Causes of variation of winds, Atmospheric boundary layer, Effect of terrain on gradient height,
Structure of turbulent flows.

UNIT II WIND ENERGY COLLECTORS

10 hrs.

Horizontal axis and vertical axis machines, Power coefficient, Betz coefficient by momentum theory.

UNIT III VEHICLE AERODYNAMICS

10 hrs.

Power requirements and drag coefficients of automobiles, Effects of cut back angle, Aerodynamics of trains and
Hovercraft.

UNIT IV BUILDING AERODYNAMICS

10 hrs.

Pressure distribution on low rise buildings, wind forces on buildings. Environmental winds in city blocks, Special
problems of tall buildings, Building codes, Building ventilation and architectural aerodynamics.

UNIT V FLOW INDUCED VIBRATIONS

10 hrs.

Effects of Reynolds number on wake formation of bluff shapes, Vortex induced vibrations, Galloping and stall
flutter.

TEXT BOOKS:
1. M.Sovran (Ed), Aerodynamics and drag mechanisms of bluff bodies and road vehicles, Plenum press, New York, 1978.
2. P. Sachs, Winds forces in engineering, Pergamon Press, 1978.

REFERENCE BOOKS:
1. R.D. Blevins, Flow induced vibrations, Van Nostrand, 1990.
2. N.G. Calvent, Wind Power Principles, Charles Griffin & Co., London, 1979.

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REGULATIONS 2010

SATHYABAMA UNIVERSITY

SAEX5016

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

ADVANCED HELICOPTER AERODYNAMICS

Credits

Total Marks

100

UNIT I INTRODUCTION

10 hrs.

Types of rotorcraft autogiro, gyrodyne, helicopter, Main rotor system articulated, semi rigid, rigid rotors,
Collective pitch control, cyclic pitch control, anti torque pedals.

UNIT II HELICOPTER AERODYNAMICS

10 hrs.

Momentum / actuator disc theory, Blade element theory, combined blade element and momentum theory, vortex
theory, rotor in hover, rotor model with cylindrical wake and constant circulation along blade, free wake model, Constant
chord and ideal twist rotors, Lateral flapping, Coriolis forces, reaction torque, compressibility effects, Ground effect.

UNIT III PERFORMANCE

10 hrs.

Hover and vertical flight, forward level flight, Climb in forward flight, optimum speeds, Maximum level speed,
rotor limits envelope performance curves with effects of altitude

UNIT IV STABILITY AND CONTROL

10 hrs.

Helicopter Trim, Static stability Incidence disturbance, forward speed disturbance, angular velocity disturbance,
yawing disturbance, Dynamic Stability.

UNIT V AERODYNAMIC DESIGN

10 hrs.

Blade section design, Blade tip shapes, Drag estimation Rear fuselage upsweep.

TEXT BOOKS:
1. J. Seddon, Basic Helicopter Aerodynamics, AIAA Education series, Blackwell scientific publications, U.K, 1990.
2. A. Gessow and G.C.Meyers, Aerodynamics of the Helicopter, Macmillan and Co., New York, 1982.

REFERENCE BOOKS:
1. John Fay, The Helicopter, Himalayan Books, New Delhi, 1995.
2. Lalit Gupta, Helicopter Engineering, Himalayan Books, New Delhi, 1996.
3. Lecture Notes on Helicopter Technology, Department of Aerospace Engineering, IIT Kanpur and Rotary Wing aircraft R&D center,
HAL, Bangalore, 1998.

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SATHYABAMA UNIVERSITY

SAEX5017

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS

Credits

Total Marks

100

UNIT I FORCE-DEFLECTION PROPERTIES OF STRUCTURES

10 hrs.

Constraints and Generalized coordinates Virtual work and generalized forces Force Deflection influence
functions stiffness and flexibility methods.

UNIT II PRINCIPLES OF DYNAMICS

10 hrs.

Free and forced vibrations of systems with finite degrees of freedom Damped oscillations DAlemberts
principle Hamiltons principle Lagrangean equations of motion and applications.

UNIT III NATURAL MODES OF VIBRATION

10 hrs.

Equations of motion for free vibrations. Solution of Eigen value problems Normal coordinates and orthogonality
conditions of eigen vectors.

UNIT IV ENERGY METHODS

10 hrs.

Rayleighs principle Rayleigh Ritz method Coupled natural modes Effect of rotary inertia and shear on
lateral vibrations of beams Natural vibrations of plates.

UNIT V APPROXIMATE METHODS

10 hrs.

Approximate methods of evaluating the eigen values and the dynamic response of continuous systems. Application
of Matrix methods for dynamic analysis.

TEXT BOOKS:
1. C. Hurty and M.F. Rubinstein, Dynamics of Structures, Prentice Hall of India Pvt., Ltd., New Delhi, 1987.
2. F.S.Tse, I.E. Morse and H.T. Hinkle, Mechanical Vibration, Prentice Hall of India Pvt., Ltd., New Delhi, 1988.

REFERENCE BOOKS:
1. R.K. Vierck, Vibration Analysis, 2nd Edition, Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., Harper & Row Publishers, New York, U.S.A., 1989.
2. S.P. Timoshenko and D.H. Young, Vibration Problems in Engineering, John Wiley & Sons Inc., 1984.
3. Von. Karman and A.Biot, Mathematical Methods in Engineering, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1985.

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SATHYABAMA UNIVERSITY

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

SAEX5018 HIGH TEMPERATURE PROBLEMS IN STRUCTURES

Credits

Total Marks

100

UNIT I TEMPERATURE EQUATIONS & AERODYNAMIC HEATING

10 hrs.

For condition, radiation and convection Fouriers equation Boundary and initial conditions One-dimensional
problem formulations Methods and Solutions. Heat balance equation for idealised structures Adiabatic temperature
Variations Evaluation of transient temperature.

UNIT II THERMAL STRESS ANALYSIS

10 hrs.

Thermal stresses and strains Equations of equilibrium Boundary conditions Thermoelasticity Two
dimensional problems and solutions Airy stress function and applications.

UNIT III THERMAL STRESS IN BEAMS, TRUSSES AND THIN CYLINDERS

10 hrs.

Thermal stresses in axially loaded members, beams with varying cross sections. Effect of temperature in thin
cylinders.

UNIT IV THERMAL STRESSES IN PLATES

10 hrs.

Membrane thermal stresses Circular plates Rectangular plates Bending thermal stresses Thick plates
with temperature varying along thickness Thermal vibration of plates.

UNIT V SPECIAL TOPICS & MATERIALS

10 hrs.

Thermal buckling, Fatigue and shock applications High temperature effects on material properties.

TEXT BOOKS
1. A.B. Bruno and H.W. Jerome, Theory of Thermal Stresses, John Wiley & Sons Inc., New York, 1980.
2. N.J. Hoff, High Temperature effects in Aircraft Structures, John Wiley & Sons Inc., London, 1986.

REFERENCE
1. D.J. Johns, Thermal Stress Analysis, Pergamon Press, Oxford, 1985.

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REGULATIONS 2010

SATHYABAMA UNIVERSITY

SAEX5019

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

THEORY OF ELASTICITY

Credits

Total Marks

100

UNIT I INTRODUCTION

10 hrs.

Definition, notations and sign conventions for stress and strain Stress - strain relations, Strain-displacement
relations- Elastic constants.

UNIT II BASIC EQUATIONS OF ELASTICITY

10 hrs.

Equations of equilibrium Compatibility equations in strains and stresses Boundary Conditions - Saint-Venants
principle - Stress ellipsoid Stress invariants Principal stresses in 2-D and 3-D.

UNIT III TWO DIMENSIONAL PROBLEMS IN CARTESIAN COORDINATES

10 hrs.

Plane stress and plain strain problems - Airys stress function Biharmonic equations 2-D problems Cantilever
and simply supported beams.

UNIT IV TWO DIMENSIONAL PROBLEMS IN POLAR COORDINATES

10 hrs.

Equations of equilibrium Strain displacement relations Stress strain relations Airys stress function
Axisymmetric problems - Bending of Curved Bars - Circular Discs and Cylinders Rotating Discs and Cylinders Kirsch, Boussinasques and Michells problems.

UNIT V TORSION

10 hrs.

Coulombs theory-Naviers theory-Saint Venants Semi-Inverse method Torsion of Circular, Elliptical and
Triangular sections - Prandtls theory-Membrane analogy.

TEXT BOOKS
1. S.P. Timoshenko and J.N. Goodier, Theory of Elasticity, McGraw-Hill, 1985.
2. E. Sechler, Elasticity in Engineering John Wiley & Sons Inc., New York, 1980.

REFERENCES
1. Ugural, A.C and Fenster, S.K, Advanced Strength and Applied Elasticity, Prentice hall, 2003
2. Wang, C.T. Applied elasticity, McGraw Hill 1993
3. Enrico Volterra and Caines, J.H, Advanced strength of Materials, Prentice Hall,1991

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SAEX5020

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

HYPERSONIC AERODYNAMICS

Credits

Total Marks

100

UNIT I BASICS OF HYPERSONIC AERODYNAMICS

10 hrs.

Thin shock layers entropy layers low density and high density flows hypersonic flight paths hypersonic
flight similarity parameters shock wave and expansion wave relations of inviscid hypersonic flows.

UNIT II SURFACE INCLINATION METHODS FOR HYPERSONIC INVISCID FLOWS

10 hrs.

Local surface inclination methods modified Newtonian Law Newtonian theory tangent wedge or tangent
cone and shock expansion methods Calculation of surface flow properties

UNIT III APPROXIMATE METHODS FOR INVISCID HYPERSONIC FLOWS

10 hrs.

Approximate methods hypersonic small disturbance equation and theory thin shock layer theory blast wave
theory - entropy effects - rotational method of characteristics - hypersonic shock wave shapes and correlations.

UNIT IV VISCOUS HYPERSONIC FLOW THEORY

10 hrs.

NavierStokes equations boundary layer equations for hypersonic flow hypersonic boundary layer hypersonic
boundary layer theory and non similar hypersonic boundary layers hypersonic aerodynamic heating and entropy
layers effects on aerodynamic heating.

UNIT V VISCOUS INTERACTIONS IN HYPERSONIC FLOWS

10 hrs.

Strong and weak viscous interactions hypersonic shockwaves and boundary layer interactions Role of similarity
parameter for laminar viscous interactions in hypersonic viscous flow.

TEXT BOOK
1. John D. Anderson, Jr, Hypersonic and High Temperature Gas Dynamics, McGraw-Hill Series, New York, 1996.

REFERENCES
1. John.D.Anderson, Jr., Modern Compressible Flow with Historical perspective Hypersonic Series.
2. William H. Heiser and David T. Pratt, Hypersonic Air Breathing propulsion, AIAA Education Series.
3. John T. Bertin, Hypersonic Aerothermodynamics, 1994 AIAA Inc., Washington D.C.

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SAEX5021

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

HIGH TEMPERATURE GAS DYNAMICS

Credits

Total Marks

100

UNIT I INTRODUCTION

10 hrs.

Nature of high temperature flows Chemical effects in air Real perfect gases Gibbs free energy and
entropy by chemical and non equilibrium Chemically reacting mixtures and boundary layers.

UNIT II STATISTICAL THERMODYNAMICS

10 hrs.

Introduction to statistical thermodynamics Relevance to hypersonic flow - Microscopic description of gases


Boltzman distribution Cartesian function

UNIT III KINETIC THEORY AND HYPERSONIC FLOWS

10 hrs.

Chemical equilibrium calculation of equilibrium composition of high temperature air equilibrium properties of
high temperature air collision frequency and mean free path velocity and speed distribution functions.

UNIT IV INVISCID HIGH TEMPERATURE FLOWS

10 hrs.

Equilibrium and non equilibrium flows governing equations for inviscid high temperature equilibrium flows
equilibrium normal and oblique shock wave flows frozen and equilibrium flows equilibrium conical and blunt body
flows governing equations for non equilibrium inviscid flows.

UNIT V TRANSPORT PROPERTIES IN HIGH TEMPERATURE GASES

10 hrs.

Transport coefficients mechanisms of diffusion total thermal conductivity transport characteristics for high
temperature air radiative transparent gases radiative transfer equation for transport, absorbing and emitting and
absorbing gases.

TEXT BOOKS:
1. John D. Anderson, Jr., Hypersonic and High Temperature Gas Dynamics, McGraw-Hill Series, New York, 1996.
2. John D. Anderson, Jr., Modern Compressible Flow with Historical perspective McGraw-Hill Series, New York, 1996.

REFERENCE BOOKS:
1. William H. Heiser and David T. Pratt, Hypersonic Air breathing propulsion, AIAA Education Series.
2. John T. Bertin, Hypersonic Aerothermodynamics publishers - AIAA Inc., Washington, D.C.,1994.
3. T.K.Bose, High Temperature Gas Dynamics

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SAEX5022

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS

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Total Marks

100

UNIT I THERMODYNAMIC CYCLE ANALYSIS OF AIR-BREATHING PROPULSION SYSTEMS

10 hrs.

Air breathing propulsion systems like Turbojet, turboprop, ducted fan, Ramjet and Air augmented rockets
Thermodynamic cycles Pulse propulsion Combustion process in pulse jet engines inlet charging process
Supercritical charging and subcritical discharging Subcritical charging and subcritical discharging Subcritical charging
and supercritical discharging.

UNIT II RAMJETS AND AIR AUGMENTED ROCKETS

10 hrs.

Preliminary performance calculations Diffuser design and hypersonic inlets combustor and nozzle design
air augmented rockets engines with supersonic combustion.

UNIT III SCRAMJET PROPULSION SYSTEM

10 hrs.

Fundamental considerations of hypersonic air breathing vehicles Preliminary concepts in engine airframe
integration calculation of propulsion flow path flowpath integration Various types of supersonic combustors
fundamental requirements of supersonic combustors Mixing of fuel jets in supersonic cross flow performance
estimation of supersonic combustors.

UNIT IV NUCLEAR PROPULSION

10 hrs.

Nuclear rocket engine design and performance nuclear rocket reactors nuclear rocket nozzles nuclear
rocket engine control radioisotope propulsion basic thruster configurations thruster technology heat source
development nozzle development nozzle performance of radiosotope propulsion systems.

UNIT V ELECTRIC AND ION PROPULSION

10 hrs.

Basic concepts in electric propulsion power requirements and rocket efficiency thermal thrusters electrostatic
thrusters plasma thruster of the art and future trends Fundamentals of ion propulsion performance analysis
electrical thrust devices ion rocket engine.

TEXT BOOKS
1. G.P. Sutton, Rocket Propulsion Elements, John Wiley & Sons Inc., New York,1998.
2. William H. Heiser and David T. Pratt, Hypersonic Airbreathing propulsion, AIAA Education Series, 2001.

REFERENCE BOOKS
1. Fortescue and Stark, Spacecraft Systems Engineering, 1999.
2. Cumpsty, Jet propulsion, Cambridge University Press, 2003.

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SAEX5023

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

EXPERIMENTAL METHODS IN FLUID MECHANICS

Credits

Total Marks

100

UNIT I BASIC MEASUREMENTS IN FLUID MECHANICS

10 hrs.

Objective of experimental studies Fluid mechanics measurements Properties of fluids Measuring instruments
Performance terms associated with measurement systems Direct measurements - Analogue methods Flow
visualization Components of measuring systems Importance of model studies - Experiments on Taylor-Proudman
theorem and Ekman layer Measurements in boundary layers -

UNIT II WIND TUNNEL MEASEUREMENTS

10 hrs.

Characteristic features, operation and performance of low speed, transonic, supersonic and special tunnels Power losses in a wind tunnel Instrumentation and calibration of wind tunnels Turbulence- Wind tunnel balance
Principle and application and uses Balance calibration.

UNIT III FLOW VISUALIZATION AND ANALOGUE METHODS

10 hrs.

Visualization techniques Smoke tunnel Hele-Shaw apparatus - Interferometer Fringe-Displacement method


Shadowgraph - Schlieren system Background Oriented Schliren (BOS) System - Hydraulic analogy Hydraulic
jumps Electrolytic tank

UNIT IV PRESSURE, VELOCITY AND TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENTS

10 hrs.

Pitot-Static tube characteristics - Velocity measurements - Hot-wire anemometry Constant current and Constant
temperature Hot-Wire anemometer Hot-film anemometry Laser Doppler Velocimetry (LDV) Particle Image
Velocimetry (PIV) Pressure Sensitive Paints - Pressure measurement techniques - Pressure transducers
Temperature measurements.

UNIT V DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEMS AND UNCERTAINTY ANALYSIS

10 hrs.

Data acquisition and processing Signal conditioning - Estimation of measurement errors Uncertainty calculation
- Uses of uncertainty analysis.

TEXTBOOK
1. Rathakrishnan, E., Instrumentation, Measurements, and Experiments in Fluids, CRC Press Taylor & Francis, 2007.

REFERENCE BOOK
1. Robert B Northrop, Introduction to Instrumentation and Measurements, Second Edition, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, 2006.

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WIND ENGINEERING

Credits

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100

UNIT I THE ATMOSPHERE

10 hrs.

Atmospheric Circulation Stability of atmospheres definitions & implications Effects of friction Atmospheric
motion Local winds, Building codes, Terrains different types.

UNIT II ATMOSPHERIC BOUNDARY LAYER

10 hrs.

Governing Equations Mean velocity profiles, Power law, logarithmic law wind speeds, Atmospheric turbulence
profiles Spectral density function Length scale of turbulence, Roughness parameters simulation techniques in wind
tunnels.

UNIT III BLUFF BODY AERODYNAMICS

10 hrs.

Governing Equations Boundary layers and separations Wake and Vortex formation two dimensional Strouhal
Numbers, Reynolds numbers Separation and Reattachments Oscillatory Flow patterns Vortex sheding flow switching
Time varying forces to wind velocity in turbulent flow Structures in three dimensional

UNIT IV WIND LOADING

10 hrs.

Introduction, Analysis and synthesis loading coefficients, local & global coefficients pressure shear stress
coefficients, force and moment coefficients Assessment methods Quasi steady method Peak factor method
Extreme value method

UNIT V AEROELASTIC PHENOMEN

10 hrs.

Vortex shedding and lock in phenomena in turbulent flows, across wind galloping wake galloping - Torsional
divergence, along wind galloping of circular cables, cross wind galloping of circular cables, Wind loads & their effects
on tall structures Launch vehicles

TEXT BOOKS:
1. Emil Simiu & Robert H Scanlan, Wind effects on structures - fundamentals and applications to design, John Wiley & Sons Inc New
York, 1996.

REFERENCE BOOKS:
1. Tom Lawson Building Aerodynamics Imperial College Press London, 2001
2. N J Cook, Design Guides to wind loading of buildings structures Part I & II, Butterworths, London, 1985

IS: 875 (1987) Part III Wind loads, Indian Standards for Building codes.

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THOERY OF PLATES & SHELLS

SAEX5025

Credits

Total Marks

100

UNIT I CLASSICAL PLATE THEORY

10 hrs.

Classical Plate Theory Assumptions Differential Equations Boundary Conditions.

UNIT II PLATES OF VARIOUS SHAPES

10 hrs.

Naviers Method of Solution for Simply Supported Rectangular Plates Levys Method of Solution for Rectangular
Plates under Different Boundary Conditions Circular plates.

UNIT III EIGEN VALUE ANALYSIS

10 hrs.

Stability and Free Vibration Analysis of Rectangular Plates.

UNIT IV APPROXIMATE METHODS

10 hrs.

Rayleigh Ritz, Galerkin Methods Finite Difference Method Application to Rectangular Plates for Static, Free
Vibration and Stability Analysis.

UNIT V SHELLS

10 hrs.

Basic Concepts of Shell Type of Structures Membrane and Bending Theories for Circular Cylindrical Shells.

TEXT BOOKS:
1. Timoshenko, S.P. Winowsky. S., and Kreger, Theory of Plates and Shells, McGraw Hill Book Co., 1990.
2. T.K.Varadan & K. Bhaskar, Anlysis of plates Theory and problems, Narosa Publishing Co., 1999.

REFERENCE BOOKS:
1. Flugge, W. Stresses in Shells, Springer Verlag, 1985.
2. Timoshenko, S.P. and Gere, J.M., Theory of Elastic Stability, McGraw Hill Book Co. 1986.
3. Harry Kraus, Thin Elastic Shells, John Wiley and Sons, 1987.

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SAEX5026

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

AIRCRAFT DYNAMICS AND CONTROL

Credits

Total Marks

100

UNIT I INTRODUCTION

10 hrs.

flight dynamics, equations of motion. new tons laws, various motions, forces, and moments, Customs and
Conventions, The Inertial reference frame, The Earth-centered reference frame, The Earth-fixed reference frame, The
local-horizontal reference frame, Body-fixed reference frames, different axis systems, axes, vector notations,
aerodynamics angles

UNIT II COORDINATE SYSTEM TRANSFORMATIONS

10 hrs.

Transformations, Definitions, Direction Cosines, Properties, Euler parameters, Transformations of Systems of


Equations, Euler angles, modeling the system ,Rotating Coordinate Systems, Direction Cosines, Euler parameters,
Euler angles, Angular Velocity Components

UNIT III INERTIAL ACCELERATIONS, FORCES & MOMENTS

10 hrs.

Inertial Acceleration of a Point , Arbitrary Moving Reference Frame, Earth-Centered Moving Reference Frame,
Earth-Fixed Moving Reference Frame, Inertial Acceleration of a Mass, Linear Acceleration, Rotational Acceleration,
Linear Velocity Components, Angular Velocity Components, Moments, State Variables, State Rates, Controls,
Independent variables, Non-Dimensionalization and Coefficient Dependencies Dependency on , Slide slip ,dependency
on beta, angular velocity dependencies,

UNIT IV EQUATIONS OF MOTION

10 hrs.

Body Axis Force Equations , Body Axis Moment Equations, Body Axis Orientation Equations (Kinematic Equations)
, Body Axis Navigation Equations, Wind Axis Equations , Wind-Axis Orientation Equations (Kinematic Equations) ,
Steady-State Solutions , Forces and Moments, different flights, straight fight, Scalar Equations , Matrix Equations ,
Initial Condition Response , Mode Sensitivity and Approximations, Eigenvector analysis. Longitudinal Dynamics,
Lateral/Directional Dynamics, State Transition Matrix and Eigen values ,

UNIT V FLYING QUALITIES

10 hrs.

flying qualities is defined as those qualities or characteristics , Cooper-Harper Rating Scale, Specifications and
Standards, MIL-STD-1797A, MIL-F-8785C Requirements, Longitudinal Flying Qualities, Lateral/Directional Flying
Qualitities, and other special cases

TEXT BOOKS:
1. McLean, D., "Automatic Flight Control Systems", Prentice Hall International (UK) Ltd, 1990.
2. Blakelock, J. H.; Automatic Control of Aircraft and Missiles, 2nd Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 1990.
3. Garnell, P., "Guided Weapon Control Systems", 2nd Edition, Pergamon Press, 1980.

REFERENCE BOOKS:
1. Siouris, G.M. "Missile Guidance and control systems", Springer, 2003.
2. Fleeman, Eugene L.; Tactical Missile Design, First Edition, AIAA Education series, 2001.
3. Roskam, Jan; Airplane flight dynamic and Automatic flight control, 3th Printing, Design, Analysis and Research Corporation, 2001.

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SATHYABAMA UNIVERSITY

SAEX5027

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

AVIATION MANAGEMENT

Credits

Total Marks

100

UNIT I INTRODUCTION

10 hrs.

Introduction to Aviation Management Aviatio Aviation Sector in India. Civil Aviation Airport Air Traffic
Control Flight Data Recorder Airline Case Study.

UNIT II ORGANIZATIONS

10 hrs.

International Civil Aviation Organization Aeropol Aviation Services Corporation Aviation Management
Consulting Group - AOPA International Association of Airport Executives Federal Aviation Interactive Reporting
Systems - Case Study

UNIT III REGULATIONS

10 hrs.

Aircraft Regulations and Guidance Convention on International Civil Aviation Inter Agency Committee for
Aviation Policy Active Level of Services Reviews Aircraft Engineers International Affiliation AVSEC Rules and
Regulations Overview of Indian Air Travel Case Study

UNIT IV AIR SAFETY

10 hrs.

Air Safety FAA Aviation Safety Draft Documents Aircraft Management Interagency Committee for Aviation
Policy Safety Standards Aircraft Management Safety Standards Guidelines for Federal Flight Programmes National
Transportation Safety Board Airline Water Supplies JFIM

UNIT V INDUSTRY

10 hrs.

Overview of Contemporary Global Industry Airline Industry Profitability Present State of the Air Transport
Industry Aviation Industry Global Aviation Industry Indian Aviation International Air Transport Association (IATA)
Fact Sheet Financial Services IATA at the Air Transport Industry - IATA Industrial Priorities IATA Partners
IATA Corporate and Corporate Governance Structure IATA Human Capital IATA Committees Cargo, Mandate,
Environment, Financial, Legal, Operations, Industry Affairs Rules and Regulations of the Industry Committee

TEXT BOOKS:
1. Ratandeep Singh, Aviation Management, Kanishka Publishers, 2008

REFERENCE BOOKS:
1. Bijan Vasigh, Ken Fleming ,Thomas Tacker, Introduction to Air Transport Economics from Theory to Applications , Ashgate Publishing
Limited,Hampshire,England,2008.
2. Alexander T. Wells, Seth B. Young , Airport planning & management , McGraw-Hill, 2004
3. Julie F. Rodwell , Essentials of aviation management: a guide for aviation service , business Kendall/Hunt Pub. Co., 2003
4. Alexander T. Wells , Airport Planning & Management , McGraw-Hill, 2000

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