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AERO5200: Advanced Aerodynamics (2019 - Semester 2)

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Unit: AERO5200: Advanced Aerodynamics (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Postgraduate
Faculty/School: School of Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s: Dr Vio, Gareth
Session options: Semester 2
Versions for this Unit:
Site(s) for this Unit: http://www.aeromech.usyd.edu.au/AERO5200/
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: AERO9260 OR AERO8260 OR AERO3260.
Brief Handbook Description: Objectives/Expected Outcomes: To develop a specialist knowledge in the fields of computational, non-linear and unsteady aerodynamics. The develop familiarity with the techniques for predicting airflow/structure interactions for aerospace vehicles.

Syllabus Summary: Aeroelasticity including the response of elastic structure to gusts, control; flutter and divergence. Solution of aerospace flow problems using finite element methods. Unsteady supersonic one-dimensional flow. Design, build and analyse and test a representative aeroelastic structure. Understanding of flutter prediction methods and experimental techniques. Introduction to nonlinear effect and its analysis.
Assumed Knowledge: BE in the area of Aerospace Engineering or related Engineering field.
Department Permission Department permission is required for enrollment in this session.
Lecturer/s: Dr Vio, Gareth
Timetable: AERO5200 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Lecture 2.00 2 13
2 Tutorial 2.00 1 13
T&L Activities: Tutorial: One 2-hour tutorial/laboratory per week

Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.

(8) Professional Effectiveness and Ethical Conduct (Level 3)
1. Understand the limitations of theory and the effect of second-order parameters (Reynolds number, Mach Number) to the primary fluid-flow properties.
(6) Communication and Inquiry/ Research (Level 2)
2. Construct simple computer algorithms that will allow more complex geometries to be solved. Determine best approach from survey of existing methods.
(2) Engineering/ IT Specialisation (Level 5)
3. Predict flow properties for general aircraft wing sections to obtain lift, drag and pitching moment.
4. Extrapolate section results to predict unsteady flow effects and three-dimensional wing behaviour.
5. Improved understanding of the use of software packages to solve fluid flow problems
(1) Maths/ Science Methods and Tools (Level 4)
6. Undertake experiments and analyse data to verify theoretical predictions.
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Assignment 1* No 25.00 Week 7 3, 4, 5, 6,
2 Assignment 2* No 25.00 Week 8 1, 2, 5, 6,
3 Major Project* Yes 50.00 Week 13 1, 2, 4, 5,
Assessment Description: * indicates an assessment task which must be repeated if a student misses it due to special consideration

Assignment 1: Analysis of wing/structure interactions for both flutter, divergence and non-linear response.

Assignment 2: Analysis structural models to predict a flutter boundary using MSC.Nastran.

Major Project: Design / Build / Test a flexible wing model. Analysis of acceleration data from wind tunnel tests.

There may be statistically defensible moderation when combining the marks from each component to ensure consistency of marking between markers, and alignment of final grades with unit outcomes.

The penalty for lateness is 5% per day. The penalty would apply from the next calendar day after the deadline.

The penalty is a percentage of the available mark and is applied to the mark gained after the submitted work is marked (e.g., an assignment worth 100 marks is 1 day late. The content is given a mark of 75. With the 5% penalty, the final mark is 70).
Grading:
Grade Type Description
Standards Based Assessment Final grades in this unit are awarded at levels of HD for High Distinction, DI (previously D) for Distinction, CR for Credit, PS (previously P) for Pass and FA (previously F) for Fail as defined by University of Sydney Assessment Policy. Details of the Assessment Policy are available on the Policies website at http://sydney.edu.au/policies . Standards for grades in individual assessment tasks and the summative method for obtaining a final mark in the unit will be set out in a marking guide supplied by the unit coordinator.
Policies & Procedures: See the policies page of the faculty website at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/student-policies/ for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.
Recommended Reference/s: Note: References are provided for guidance purposes only. Students are advised to consult these books in the university library. Purchase is not required.
Online Course Content: http://www.aeromech.usyd.edu.au/AERO5200/
Note on Resources: Aerodynamics for Students :

http://www.aeromech.usyd.edu.au/aero/

Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/calendar.jsp

Week Description
Week 1 Introduction
Week 2 Potential flow methods in 2 and 3 dimensions.
Week 3 Unsteady flows
Week 4 Unsteady flows continued
Week 5 Fluid-Structure interactions.
Week 6 Review of assignment 1.
Week 7 Complete dynamic solution of air-structure interaction system.
Assessment Due: Assignment 1*
Week 8 CFD methods for aerofoil analysis
Assessment Due: Assignment 2*
Week 9 Alternate and extended methods for solving fluid flow.
Week 10 Review of Assignment 2.
Week 11 Analysis using package software. Benchmarking and modelling.
Week 12 Review
Week 13 Review
Assessment Due: Major Project*

Course Relations

The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.

Course Year(s) Offered
Aeronautical (till 2014) 2014
Aeronautical Engineering / Arts 2014
Aeronautical Engineering / Commerce 2014
Aeronautical Engineering / Medical Science 2014
Aeronautical Engineering / Project Management 2014
Aeronautical Engineering / Science 2014
Aeronautical Engineering / Law 2014
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Commerce 2014
Aeronautical (Space) (till 2014) 2014
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Arts 2014
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Medical Science 2014
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Project Management 2014
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Science 2014
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Law 2014
Aeronautical Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Aeronautical 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Aeronautical / Arts 2015
Aeronautical / Commerce 2015
Aeronautical / Medical Science 2015
Aeronautical / Project Management 2015
Aeronautical / Science 2015
Aeronautical / Law 2015
Aeronautical (Space) 2015
Aeronautical (Space) / Arts 2015
Aeronautical (Space) / Commerce 2015
Aeronautical (Space) / Medical Science 2015
Aeronautical (Space) / Project Management 2015
Aeronautical (Space) / Science 2015
Aeronautical (Space) / Law 2015
Master of Engineering 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Master of Engineering (Mechanical) 2011, 2012
Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) (Aerospace) 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Aerospace) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Course Goals

This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:

Attribute Practiced Assessed
(8) Professional Effectiveness and Ethical Conduct (Level 3) No 18.75%
(6) Communication and Inquiry/ Research (Level 2) No 18.75%
(2) Engineering/ IT Specialisation (Level 5) No 50%
(1) Maths/ Science Methods and Tools (Level 4) No 12.5%

These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018 which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018 for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.