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ENAE
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ENAE100
(Perm Req)
The Aerospace Engineering Profession
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Recommended: ENES100 and MATH140.
Overview of salient aspects of professional practice of Aerospace Engineering. Introduction to the range of technical expertise needed to succeed in the profession and the objectives of the various parts of the Aerospace Engineering program at UMCP in supporting students' efforts in gaining the required knowledge and skills. Familiarization with departmental faculty and their areas of research, creation of links with other students, professional society student chapters, and available resources. Discussion of ethical issues, business requirements, and their interactions with technical developments.
ENAE283
Introduction to Aerospace Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: PHYS161, MATH141, and ENES102.
Corequisite: PHYS261 and PHYS260.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program.
Credit only granted for: (ENAE281 and ENAE282) or ENAE283.
Formerly: ENAE281 and ENAE282.
Introduction to airplanes and space vehicles as aerospace systems. Fundamentals that describe these systems. Elements of aerodynamics, airfoils and wings. Airplane performance, stability and control. Aircraft and rocket propulsion. Fundamentals of orbital motion. Aspects of vehicle conceptual design.
ENAE283H
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Aerospace Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: PHYS161, MATH141, and ENES102.
Corequisite: PHYS261 and PHYS260.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program.
Credit only granted for: (ENAE281 and ENAE282) or ENAE283.
Formerly: ENAE281 and ENAE282.
Introduction to airplanes and space vehicles as aerospace systems. Fundamentals that describe these systems. Elements of aerodynamics, airfoils and wings. Airplane performance, stability and control. Aircraft and rocket propulsion. Fundamentals of orbital motion. Aspects of vehicle conceptual design.
ENAE301
Dynamics of Aerospace Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PHYS271, MATH461, PHYS270, MATH246, ENAE283, ENAE202, ENES102, and MATH241.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department.
Kinematics and dynamics of three dimensional motion of point masses and rigid bodies with introduction to more general systems. Primary emphasis on Newtonian methods. Practice in numerical solutions and computer animation of equations of motion using MATLAB.
ENAE311
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: PHYS271, MATH461, PHYS270, MATH246, ENAE283, ENES220, ENAE202, MATH241, and ENES232.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department. And junior standing or higher.
Fundamentals of aerodynamics. Elements of compressible flow. Normal and oblique shock waves. Flows through nozzles, diffusers and wind tunnels. Elements of the method of characteristics and finite difference solutions for compressible flows. Aspects of hypersonic flow.
ENAE311H
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: PHYS271, MATH461, PHYS270, MATH246, ENAE283, ENES220, ENAE202, MATH241, and ENES232.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department. And junior standing or higher.
Fundamentals of aerodynamics. Elements of compressible flow. Normal and oblique shock waves. Flows through nozzles, diffusers and wind tunnels. Elements of the method of characteristics and finite difference solutions for compressible flows. Aspects of hypersonic flow.
ENAE362
Aerospace Instrumentation and Experimentation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: MATH246 and ENAE283.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; and junior standing or higher.
Basic instrumentation electronics including DC electronics, AC electronics, semiconductors, electro-optics and digital electronics. Sensing devices used to carry out experiments in Aerospace Engineering includes metrology, machine tool measurements, bridge circuits, optical devices, and introduction to computer based data acquisition. Topics chosen to support measurements in aerodynamics, flight structures and flight control.
ENAE380
Flight Software Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE283 and ENAE202.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; and junior standing or higher.
Avionics using advanced sensor and computing technologies are at the heart of every modern Aerospace vehicle. Advanced software systems to improve cockpit safety and enable unmanned and deep-space missions. Object-oriented programming and software engineering concepts required to design and build complex flight software systems. Software validation, verification and real-time performance analysis to assess flight software system reliability and robustness. Human-machine interface design for piloted systems. Automatic onboard data acquisition and decision-making for unmanned air and space vehicles.
Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: ENAE202 and ENAE283. Junior standing. For ENAE majors only.
ENAE398H
(Perm Req)
Honors Research Project
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENAE403
Aircraft Flight Dynamics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE414 and ENAE432.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department.
Study of motion of aircraft, equations of motion, aerodynamic force representation, longitudinal and lateral motions, response to controls and to atmospheric disturbances, handling qualities criteria and other figures of merit.
ENAE423
Vibration and Aeroelasticity
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE324.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department.
Dynamic response of single and multiple degrees of freedom systems, finite element modeling, wing divergence, aileron reversal, wing and panel flutter.
ENAE423H
Vibration and Aeroelasticity
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE324.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department.
Dynamic response of single and multiple degrees of freedom systems, finite element modeling, wing divergence, aileron reversal, wing and panel flutter.
ENAE441
Space Navigation and Guidance
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE404 and ENAE432.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department.
Principles of navigation. Celestial, radio, and inertial navigation schemes. Navigational and guidance requirements for orbital, planetary, and atmospheric entry missions. Fundamentals of communications and information theory. Link budgets, antennas and telemetry systems.
ENAE455
Aircraft Propulsion and Power
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: ENES232, ENAE414, and ENAE311.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department.
Thermodynamic cycle analysis, aerothermochemistry of fuels and propellants, operating principles of piston, turbojet, fanjet, and other variations of airbreathing aircraft power units.
ENAE457
Space Propulsion and Power
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: PHYS271, ENES232, PHYS270, and ENAE311.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department. And senior standing.
Thermodynamic cycle analysis, aerothermochemistry of fuels and propellants, operating principles of rocket, ion, and other exoatmospheric power units.
ENAE481
Principles of Aircraft Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE324, ENAE362, and ENAE432.
Corequisite: ENAE414.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department.
Aircraft design principles blending both synthesis and analysis. The iterative nature of the design process. Applied aerodynamics. Elements of aircraft performance calculation and optimization. Design of aircraft including payload, crew and avionics provisions, propulsion selection and sizing, aerodynamic configuration optimization, mass properties, stability and control characteristics, and vehicle subsystems. Individual student projects in aircraft design.
This course is restricted to students in the AHS Helicopter Design Compe tition and requires permission of the department to enroll.
ENAE483
Principles of Space Systems Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE404, ENAE324, ENAE362, and ENAE432.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department.
Principles of space systems analysis and vehicle design. Launch vehicle performance analysis and optimization. Design of vehicle systems including avionics, power, propulsion, life support, human factors, structures, actuator and mechanisms, and thermal control. Design processes and design synthesis. Individual student projects in vehicle design.
ENAE488Q
Topics in Aerospace Engineering; Introduction to Combustion
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as ENFP489Q. Credit only granted for ENAE488Q or ENFP489Q.

Fundamentals of chemically reacting flow.Thermochemistry, chemical equilibrium, and chemical kinetics of fuel mixtures. Coupling of chemical and energy analysis. Laminar premixed and non-premixed flames.Aspects of detonations, turbulent combustion and pollutant formation.
ENAE499
(Perm Req)
Elective Research
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENAE601
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE404 and ENAE441.
Mathematics and applications of orbit theory, building upon the foundations developed in ENAE 404 and ENAE 441. Topics include two body orbits, solutions of Kepler's equation, the two-point boundary value problem, rendezvous techniques, and Encke's method.
ENAE631
(Perm Req)
Helicopter Aerodynamics I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE414 and ENAE311. Or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department; and permission of instructor.
A history of rotary-wing aircraft, introduction to hovering theory, hovering and axial flight performance, factors affecting hovering and vertical flight performance, autorotation in vertical descent, concepts of blade motion and control, aerodynamics of forward flight, forward flight performance, operational envelope, and introduction to rotor acoustics.
Those sections that begin with a letter are taught via ITV and are not intended for College Park campus students.
ENAE641
Linear System Dynamics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE432.
Linear systems; state space, multi-input, multi-output models; eigenstructure; controllability, observability, singular value analysis; multivariable Nyquist condition; observer design; introduction to Kalman filtering. Full state feedback techniques including pole placement and LQR/LQG techniques; introduction to loop shaping and robustness.
ENAE651
Smart Structures
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Topics related to the analysis, design, and implementation of smart structures and systems: modeling of beams and plates with induced strain actuation; shape memory alloys; electro-rheological fluids; magnetostrictor and electrostricter actuators and fiber optic sensors.
Those sections that begin with a letter are taught via ITV and are not intended for College Park campus students.
ENAE653
(Perm Req)
Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis of Continua
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE652; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Finite element formulation of nonlinear and time dependent processes. Introduction to tensors, nonlinear elasticity, plasticity and creep. Application to nonlinear solids including aerospace structures, such as shells undergoing finite rotations.
ENAE655
Structural Dynamics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Advanced principles of dynamics necessary for structural analysis; solutions of eigenvalue problems for discrete and continuous elastic systems, solutions to forced response boundary value problems by direct, modal, and transform methods.
ENAE667
(Perm Req)
Advanced Space Propulsion and Power
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE663.
Restriction: Permission of instructor.
Advanced treatment of selected space propulsion and power technologies, methods of analysis and performance estimation. Topics will vary each year as time permits, but may include cold gas systems, chemical, nuclear, arcjets, beamed energy, and electric propulsion systems, as well as other advanced concepts.
ENAE672
(Perm Req)
Unsteady and Inviscid Aerodynamics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE414; and permission of instructor.
Advanced fundamentals of unsteady and inviscid flows including complex potential, Euler's and Bernoulli's equations, transient flows, three-dimensional flows, vortex dynamics, and applications to wing theory.
ENAE673
Aerodynamics of Incompressible Fluids
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Undergraduate courses in differential equations, incompressible, and compressible flow (ENAE 311 and ENAE 414 or ENME 331 or ENME 640 or equivalent).
Restriction: Must be in ENGR: MS/PhD-Aerospace Engineering (Master's) program.
Topics include: conservation equations, complex potential flow, the Navier-Stokes equations, boundary layers and similarity solutions, solutions to classical problems, and application to wing theory.
ENAE681
(Perm Req)
Engineering Optimization
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Methods for unconstrained and constrained minimization of functions of several variables. Sensitivity analysis for systems of algebraic equations, eigenvalue problems, and systems of ordinary differential equations. Methods for transformation of an optimization problem into a sequence of approximate problems. Optimum design sensitivity analysis.
ENAE684
(Perm Req)
Computational Fluid Dynamics I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department.
Partial differential equations applied to flow modelling, fundamental numerical techniques for the solution of these equations, elliptic, parabolic, and hyperbolic equations, elements of finite difference solutions, explicit and implicit techniques. Applications to fundamental flow problems.
ENAE694
Spacecraft Communications
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Brief overview of satellite orbits. Radio frequency communications, noise, and bandwidth limitations. Link budget analysis. Modulation and multiplexing approaches, multiple access systems. Satellite transponder and Earth station technology.
ENAE696
Spacecraft Thermal Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Thermal sources in space. Black-body radiation; absorptivity and emissivity; radiative thermal equilibrium. Mutually radiating plates, view angles, and interior conduction. Techniques of spacecraft thermal analysis; approaches to passive and active thermal control.
ENAE788B
(Perm Req)
Selected Topics in Aerospace Engineering; Aircraft Systems Identification
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
This course introduces the field of system identification, especially in context of aircraft. Topics will cover the basics of data-driven system identification, including estimation, regression, and frequency domain methods.Emphasis would be on application of techniques to simple problems, with significant use of MATLAB for exercises. Brief review of controls, fixed-wing flight dynamics, and statistics and certain advanced topics will also be included.
ENAE788D
Selected Topics in Aerospace Engineering; Advanced Space Systems Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENAE788K
Selected Topics in Aerospace Engineering; Estimation and Control of Stochastic Systems
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENAE788N
(Perm Req)
Selected Topics in Aerospace Engineering; Near-Earth Object Exploration
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE601.

This course provides an overview of the near-Earth objects (NEOs) of our solar system|the asteroids and comets whose orbits closely approach Earth's orbit|and what we know about them, what we're learning about them, and how to design spacecraft missions to interact with them.
ENAE788P
Selected Topics in Aerospace Engineering; Analysis of Structural Elements
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Review of basic concepts of linear elasticity and beam theory. Yield criteria. Introduction to thermoelasticity. Variational calculus and variational principles in elasticity. Principle of virtual work, principle of complimentary virtual work, principle of minimum potential energy, principle of minimum complimentary potential energy. Applications to beams and plates; strategies for obtaining approximate solutions. Buckling and shear deformations in beams and plates.
ENAE788R
Selected Topics in Aerospace Engineering; Helicopter Dynamics II
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restricted to ENAE graduate students. Prerequisite: ENAE633.

Advanced dynamics, aerodynamics and aeromechanics of rotorcraft. Contents will cover composite rotors, active controls, unsteady aerodynamics, dynamic stall, tilt rotor air resonance and whirl flutter,high fidelity CFD/CSD simulations and wind tunnel testing of scaled models.
ENAE788X
(Perm Req)
Selected Topics in Aerospace Engineering; Planetary Surface Robotics
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENAE799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENAE898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENAE899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.