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Courses - Spring 2018
ENAE
Engineering, Aerospace Department Site
ENAE200
Aerospace Engineering Profession II
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Recommended: ENAE100.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department.
Overview of the engineering profession as it pertains to the role of the engineer in society, professional practice and ethical standards, career development, opportunities and need for lifelong learning, importance of safety and standards, effective written, visual, and oral communications, and the impact of the engineering profession on global issues.
ENAE202
(Perm Req)
Computing Fundamentals for Engineers
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Corequisite: Must be concurrently enrolled in MATH141.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENAE202 or ENME202.
Introduction to computational tools for the solution of engineering problems. C++ & MATLAB programming including branching and loops, functions, file handling, arrays, and data structures. Students will be introduced to object-oriented programming, basic computing, algorithms, and principles of software engineering.
ENAE324
Aerospace Structures
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENES220.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program.
Analysis of torsion, beam bending, plate bending, buckling and their application to aerospace.
ENAE398H
(Perm Req)
Honors Research Project
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Planned sequence of steps in aerospace honors research in which students take three (3) consecutive semesters of this course in partial fulfillment of aerospace engineering honors program requirements. The first semester consists of a series of seminars and meetings with faculty mentors on honors research; two semesters consist of undergraduate honors research project and paper conducted under the direction of an aerospace engineering faculty member to be presented at a conference.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENAE404
Space Flight Dynamics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: ENAE301.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department.
Three-dimensional motion under central fields. Solutions to orbital motion, orbital elements, time elements. Kepler's laws. Orbital maneuvering, rendezvous and station-keeping. Rigid-body attitude dynamics, spacecraft attitude dynamics.
ENAE414
Aerodynamics II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE311.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department. And junior standing or higher.
Aerodynamics of inviscid incompressible flows. Aerodynamic forces and moments. Fluid statics/buoyancy force. Vorticity, circulation, the stream function and the velocity potential. Bernoulli's and Laplace's equations. Flows in low speed wind tunnels and airspeed measurement. Potential flows involving sources and sinks, doublets, and vortices. Development of the theory of airfoils and wings.
ENAE415
Helicopter Theory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: ENAE414.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program.
Elementary exposition on the theory and practice of aerodynamics applie to helicopters and other rotary wing aircraft.
ENAE420
Computational Structural Mechanics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENES220 and MATH241; and must have completed a course in linear algebra.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department.
Introductory of finite element methods for aerospace engineering modeling and analysis; equips students with ability to understand manuals of commercial finite element analysis software.
ENAE425
Mechanics of Composite Structures
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: MATH246, ENAE324, ENES220, and MATH241.
Introduction to structures composed of composite materials and their applications in aerospace. In particular, filamentary composite materials are studied. Material types and fabrication techniques, material properties, micromechanics, anisotropic elasticity, introduction to failure concepts.
ENAE432
Control of Aerospace Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in ENAE301 and ENAE283.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher; and must be in Engineering: Aerospace program.
An introduction to the feedback control of dynamic systems. Laplace transforms and transfer function techniques; frequency response and Bode diagrams. Stability analysis via root locus and Nyquist techniques. Performance specifications in time and frequency domains, and design of compensation strategies to meet performance goals.
ENAE464
Aerospace Engineering Laboratory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: ENAE324, ENAE362, ENAE311, and ENAE432.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department.
Application of fundamental measuring techniques to measurements in aerospace engineering. Includes experiments in aerodynamics, structures, propulsion, flight dynamics and astrodynamics. Correlation of theory with experimental results.
ENAE471
Aircraft Flight Testing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: ENAE414.
Corequisite: ENAE403.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program.
Provides basic instruction to aircraft flight testing and demonstrates need for systematic, well-proven technique to allow for accurate airplane performance. Concepts of aerodynamics, airplane performance, and stability and control. Emphasis on single-engine general aviation type aircraft.
ENAE482
Aeronautical Systems Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: CS
Prerequisite: ENAE455, ENAE423, ENAE403, and ENAE481.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; and senior standing or higher.
Senior capstone design course in the aeronautics track. Introduction of computerized methods for sizing and performance analysis. More comprehensive methods to predict weight, aerodynamics and propulsion system characteristics. Consideration in design disciplines such as vulnerability, maintainability, produceability, etc. Groups of students will complete, brief and report on a major design study to specific requirements.
ENAE484
Space Systems Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: CS
Prerequisite: ENAE423, ENAE483, ENAE441, and ENAE457.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program.
Senior capstone design course in the space track. Group preliminary design of a space system, including system and subsystem design, configuration control, costing, risk analysis, and programmatic development. Course also emphasizes written and oral engineering communications.
ENAE488C
Topics in Aerospace Engineering; Computational Fluid Dynamics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE 311; ENAE 202; MATH 240, 246; Computer programming experience either in MATLAB, FORTRAN, C++, or Python Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program.

An introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), with an emphasis on the application of CFD to predict fluid flow behavior for basic and moderately complex geometries. Introduces students to the entire process of CFD from grid generation, application of CFD solvers, and post-processing using state-of-the-art commercial software. Finite difference and finite volume methods, explicit and implicit schemes, solutions of elliptic, parabolic, and hyperbolic equations. Additionally, students will be provided with a fundamental understanding that will enable them to choose the right CFD tools, evaluate, and CFD results.
ENAE488I
Topics in Aerospace Engineering; Wind Energy Theory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENAE488R
Topics in Aerospace Engineering; Planetary Rover Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program
ENAE499
(Perm Req)
Elective Research
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Permission from student's advisor required. Restriction: Senior standing or higher; and must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; and permission of instructor; and permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs.

Undergraduate research project and paper conducted under the direction of an aerospace engineering faculty member to be presented at a conference or competition.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENAE633
(Perm Req)
Helicopter Dynamics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE631. Or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department; and permission of instructor.
Flap dynamics. Mathematical methods to solve rotor dynamics problems. Flap-lag-torsion dynamics and identify structural and inertial coupling terms. Overview on rotary wing unsteady aerodynamics. Basic theory of blade aeroelastic stability and ground and air resonance stability, vibration analyses and suppression.
ENAE634
(Perm Req)
Helicopter Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE631. Or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department; and permission of instructor.
Principles and practice of the preliminary design of helicopters and similar rotary wing aircrafts. Design trend studies, configuration selection and sizing methods, performance and handling qualities analyses, structural concepts, vibration reduction and noise. Required independent design project conforming to a standard helicopter request for proposal (RFP).
ENAE635
Helicopter Stability and Control
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE631.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department.
Advanced dynamics as required to model rotorcraft for flight dynamic studies. Development of helicopter simulation models and specifications of handling qualities. Methods for calculation of trim, poles, frequency response, and free flight response to pilot inputs.
ENAE642
Atmospheric Flight Control
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE403 and ENAE432; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Exposure to flight guidance and control. Draws heavily from vehicle dynamics as well as feedback theory, and careful treatment of the non-linear aspects of the problem is critical. Conventional sythesis techniques are stressed, although modern methods are not ignored. Multivariable system analysis is included, along with flight-control design objectives and hardware limitations. Emphasis on aircraft and missiles.
ENAE646
Advanced Dynamics of Aerospace Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE301.
Credit only granted for: ENAE788G or ENAE646.
Formerly: ENAE788G.
Introduces the principles and methods for formulating and analyzing mathematical models of aerospace systems using Newtonian, Lagrangian, and Hamiltonian formulations of particle and rigid body dynamics. Additional topics include applied dynamical systems, geometric mechanics, and symmetry and reduction.
ENAE652
(Perm Req)
Computational Structural Mechanics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Permission of instructor; and permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENME 674, ENAE652, ENPM652 or ENPM808F.
Fundamentals of structural mechanics and computational modeling. Finite element modeling of two- and three-dimensional solids, plates and shells. Geometrically nonlinear behavior. Structural stability such as buckling and postbuckling.
ENAE654
Mechanics of Composite Structures
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
An introduction to structures composed of composite materials and their applications in aerospace. In particular, filamentary composite materials are studied. Material types and fabrication techniques, material properties, micromechanics, anisotropic elasticity, introduction to failure concepts.
ENAE663
Introduction to Plasmas for Space Propulsion and Power
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: PHYS411; and permission of instructor.
Credit only granted for: ENAE788L or ENAE663.
Formerly: ENAE788L.
Characteristics of plasmas, motion of charged particles in fields, collisional processes, kinetic theory, fluid desctiption of plasmas, transpot properties, equilibrium vs. non-equilibrium, generation of plasmas.
ENAE665
Advanced Airbreathing Propulsion
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE674 and ENAE455; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Permission of instructor.
Advanced treatment of airbreathing propulsion technologies, propulsion system analysis, and engine/airframe integration. Topics will vary, but may include novel engine cycles, advanced gas turbine systems, pulsed systems, and high-speed engines, including scramjets and combined cycle systems.
ENAE674
(Perm Req)
Aerodynamics of Compressible Fluids
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department.
One-dimensional flow of a perfect compressible fluid. Shock waves. Two-dimensional linearized theory of compressible flow. Two-dimensional transonic and hypersonic flows. Exact solutions of two-dimensional isotropic flow. Linearized theory of three-dimensional potential flow. Exact solution of axially symmetrical potential flow. One-dimensional flow with friction and heat addition.
ENAE682
Hypersonic Aerodynamics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department.
Hypersonic shock and expansion waves, Newtonian theory, Mach methods, numerical solutions to hypersonic inviscid flows, hypersonic boundary layer theory, viscous interactions, numerical solutions to hypersonic viscous flows. Applications to hypersonic vehicles.
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.
ENAE743
Applied Nonlinear Control of Aerospace Vehicles
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE641.
Modern methods of analysis and synthesis of multivariable nonlinear control techniques for aircraft, spacecraft, and space manipulator systems. Topics include passivity and Lyapunov theory, feedback linearization, nonlinear observers, Hamiltonian methods, robust controller design, and an introduction to adaptive nonlinear control methods.
ENAE757
Advanced Structural Dynamics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE655; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Demonstrate the practical application of Smart Materials and Spatially Distributed Transducers to the design and control of advanced structures. The course will be focused toward the active control of continuum structures using advance Spatially Distributed Parameter System control techniques and concepts. Effective system parameterizations will be used to reduce distributed parameter system models to classical canonical state space form for the purpose of robust adaptive structure design. Application case studies, including morphing structures will be employed as necessary to enhance the students intuition and understanding of Distributed Parameter Systems.
ENAE788I
Selected Topics in Aerospace Engineering; Wind Energy Theory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENAE788L
Selected Topics in Aerospace Engineering; Optimal Estimation of Dynamic Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE404 or equivalent, ENAE441 recommended. Optimal estimation or orbit and attitude of spacecraft. Probability conceptsin dynamic systems including measurementand modeling uncertainty. Filtering and smoothing in spacecraft navigation.Parameter and state estimation applications.
ENAE788V
Selected Topics in Aerospace Engineering; Motion Planning for Autonomous Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Recommended: completion of mid-level programming course

Autonomous systems (e.g., aircraft, vehicles, manipulators, and robots) must plan long-term movement that respects environmental constraints such as obstacles, other actors, and wind; system constraints such as kinematics, dynamics, and fuel; as well as factors such as time and safety. Robust autonomy also requires dealing with environmental changes, new information, and uncertainty. This course provides an overview of such problems and the methods used to solve them.
ENAE788W
Selected Topics in Aerospace Engineering; Smart Fluids and Applications
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENAE788Y
(Perm Req)
Selected Topics in Aerospace Engineering; Fundamentals of Explosions, Natural, Accidental and Controlled
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Physics and chemistry of explosions and how they occur naturally, accidentally, and by engineering design. Covers scenarios including astrophysical events such as supernovae or solar magnetic eruptions, accidental catastrophes such as vapor-cloud or coalmine explosions, and engines for high-speed and micro-propulsion. This course will cover the basics needed to understand these phenomena, and then it will take a forensics approach to understanding specific types of scenarios of interest to the class. A strong focus is put on "case studies."
ENAE791
Launch and Entry Vehicle Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE601.
Design of aerospace vehicles for atmospheric transit to and from space. Generic formulation of atmospheric flight dynamics. Ballistic and lifting entry trajectories. Estimation of vehicle aerodynamic properties and aerothermodynamic heating. Entry thermal protection design. Trajectory analysis of sounding rockets and orbital launch vehicles. Serial, parallel, and hybrid multistaging schemes, optimal multistaging. Constrained trajectory optimization. Launch vehicle economic and reliability analysis, flight termination systems, sensors and actuators.
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
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ENAE899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.