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AERO5400: Advanced Aircraft Design Analysis (2019 - Semester 2)

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Unit: AERO5400: Advanced Aircraft Design Analysis (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Postgraduate
Faculty/School: School of Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s: Dr Wong, KC
Session options: Semester 2
Versions for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: AERO3460 OR AERO9460 OR AERO8460.
Prohibitions: AERO4491.
Brief Handbook Description: This unit of study aims to provide familiarity and understanding with practical aircraft design processes expected in industry, including the evaluation and case studies of existing aircraft designs. Students will gain a better understanding of relevant issues particularly related to the design of aircraft with a level of confidence to lead them to develop new designs or modifications, having a good balance between theory and real-world applications. Good familiarity with unique and stringent international aviation regulations and certification processes will be expected with respect to the design of aircraft. Topics covered by the lectures will include aircraft specifications; aircraft selection and evaluation; aircraft configuration design; design considerations for aerodynamics, structures, systems, manufacture, testing, certification, life-cycle-cost, operations; the use of computational aircraft design tools, and introduction to multidisciplinary design optimisation methods. Projects will be based on case study analyses and evaluation of aircraft types to operational specifications and requirements.
Assumed Knowledge: Undergraduate level 1, 2 and 3 or Foundation Masters units in Aerospace Design are expected to have been completed before undertaking this unit.
Lecturer/s: Dr Wong, KC
Timetable: AERO5400 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Project Work - in class 3.00 1 13
2 Lecture 2.00 1 6
3 Meeting 2.00 1 6
T&L Activities: 5 contact hours per week; with a combination of lectures, team work sessions and meetings, experimentation and testing.

There will be UAV Flying Operations arranged during the semester.

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.

(7) Project and Team Skills (Level 2)
1. Interact with colleagues in managing workflow when creating design database.
(8) Professional Effectiveness and Ethical Conduct (Level 3)
2. An appreciation of professional, ethical and regulatory responsibilities consistent with industry practice.
(6) Communication and Inquiry/ Research (Level 3)
3. Create a design database from commonly available resources.
4. Utilise diverse media to communicate design decisions.
(4) Design (Level 5)
5. Undertake investigations and formulation of problems and potential airframe solutions in meeting complex and challenging requirements.
(2) Engineering/ IT Specialisation (Level 5)
6. Design aircraft to meet given requirements.
7. Conduct analyses on the impact of design variations to flight performance of aircraft.
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Project Report Yes 50.00 Week 13 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
2 Preliminary Design Review No 15.00 Week 9 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
3 Design Demonstration Yes 10.00 Week 12 1, 2, 5, 6, 7,
4 Design Presentation Yes 10.00 Week 13 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7,
5 Project Viva Voce No 15.00 Multiple Weeks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7,
Assessment Feedback: Immediate during class interactions.
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.

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 Lecture/Tutorial: Overview of Aircraft Design
Week 2 Lecture/Tutorial: Aircraft Design Types and Technologies
Week 3 Lecture/Tutorial: Aircraft Systems
Week 4 Lecture/Tutorial: Challenges for Future Aircraft Design - unique designs
Week 5 Lecture/Tutorial: Challenges for Future Aircraft Design
Week 6 Lecture/Tutorial: Project Definition
Week 7 Studio: Design Project
Week 8 Studio: Design project
Week 9 Studio: Design project
Assessment Due: Preliminary Design Review
Week 10 Studio: Design project - prototype manufacture and testing
Week 11 Studio: Design project - prototype manufacture and testing
Week 12 Studio: Design project - prototype manufacture and testing
Assessment Due: Design Demonstration
Week 13 Design project - evaluation of flight testing
Assessment Due: Project Report
Assessment Due: Design Presentation

Course Relations

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

Course Year(s) Offered
Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) (Aerospace) 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Aerospace) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
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

Course Goals

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

Attribute Practiced Assessed
(7) Project and Team Skills (Level 2) No 11.65%
(8) Professional Effectiveness and Ethical Conduct (Level 3) No 13.15%
(6) Communication and Inquiry/ Research (Level 3) No 28.29%
(5) Interdisciplinary, Inclusiveness, Influence (Level 5) No 0%
(3) Problem Solving and Inventiveness (Level 5) No 0%
(4) Design (Level 5) No 19.15%
(2) Engineering/ IT Specialisation (Level 5) No 27.79%

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.