2019-2020 / APRI0004-1

Aerospace design project

Durée

30h Th, 10h Labo., 260h Proj., 5j T. t.

Nombre de crédits

 Master : ingénieur civil en aérospatiale, à finalité10 crédits 

Enseignant

Grigorios Dimitriadis, Ludovic Noels

Langue(s) de l'unité d'enseignement

Langue anglaise

Organisation et évaluation

Enseignement durant l'année complète, avec partiel en janvier

Horaire

Horaire en ligne

Unités d'enseignement prérequises et corequises

Les unités prérequises ou corequises sont présentées au sein de chaque programme

Contenus de l'unité d'enseignement

This course aims to introduce students to the integrated design process of civil aircraft. The subject is multi-disciplinary, each technical field being a sub-system interacting with all the others.
An introductory lecture uses a historical approach to describe the interactions between the different aspects of aircraft design, while a concluding talk introduces the design project that the students will work on. 
Between these two lectures, academic and industrial partners will introduce various different design concepts, such as as (non exhaustive and not definitive list)


  • Aerodynamics
  • Structures
  • Propulsion (flow and mechanical design)
  • Performance
  • Stability
  • Aeroelasticity
  • Certification
  • ...
All this information will then be used by the students in order to carry out the conceptual and preliminary design of an aicraft (airplane, UAV, ...).

Acquis d'apprentissage (objectifs d'apprentissage) de l'unité d'enseignement

At the end of the class the student will have acquired the necessary methodological and technical tools to carry out a conceptual/preliminary design in aeronautics (airplane, UAV, ...).

Savoirs et compétences prérequis

Basic knowledge in

  • Solid mechanics
  • Fluid mechanics

Activités d'apprentissage prévues et méthodes d'enseignement

The course is divided into four types of activity:


  • Theoretical lectures by several professors (~20 h);
  • Lectures by industrial partners who will illustrate the practical application of theoretical concepts in the aeronautics industry (attendance is compulsory) (~4h);
  • Supervised CAD iintroduction sessions (attendance if compulsary) (~16h)
  • Supervised project sessions during which the student groups can interact with the professors and assistants to conduct their assignment (attendance is compulsory) (~45h);
  • Presentations of the projects (attendance is compulsory) (~5h).
The student who does not attend to compulsary sessions or who does not delivered the assignements on time will not receive a grade for the class.

Mode d'enseignement (présentiel ; enseignement à distance)

Face to face and supervised project sesions

Lectures recommandées ou obligatoires et notes de cours

  • Synthesis of Subsonic Airplane Design, Egbert Torenbeek, Delft University Press, Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, ISBN 90-246-2724-3, 1982.
  • Aircraft Design: A Conceptual Approach, Daniel P. Raymer, Ph.D. AIAA Education Series, Reston, VA, 2012 ISBN 978-1-60086-911-2
  • Lecture notes on http://www.ltas-cm3.ulg.ac.be/classes.htm

Modalités d'évaluation et critères

The evaluation is based on a project fulfillment, which consists in the conceptual/preliminary design of an aircraft (airplane, UAV...).
This project will be presented in front of professors and  classmates.
The evaluation will be based on group report(s) (90%) with an the oral presentation (10%). An individual report detailing the students' personal contribution to the group project can also be asked in case of problem in group, in which case only the latter will be used for the grading. Such report will be asked for a resit exam and only this report will be used for the grading.
If opportunities arise, the project will be part of an international/national contest, in which case it will be adapted to comply with the contest rules.
The student who does not attend to compulsary sessions or who does not delivered the assignements on time will not receive a grade for the class.

Stage(s)

Remarques organisationnelles

The design project is carried out during both terms.

Contacts

L. Noels (L.Noels@ulg.ac.be)
G. Dimitriadis (gdimitriadis@ulg.ac.be)

Adaptation des engagements pédagogiques suite à la pandémie de COVID-19 pour la session de mai-juin

Méthodes d'apprentissage mises en œuvre : enseignement à distance

1) For Monday 10:30am , each group send us a document, with for each task (as listed in the assignment but possibly completed by what you think relevant): 1.a) The final objective of the task, including the interaction with other tasks; 1.b) Its current status, with brief results; 1.c) Its schedule for next week; 1.d) How it will interact with other tasks. The document is rather informal and should use practical communication tools such as bullets list, figures, tables etc but should remain understandable. Its purpose is to help us following your progress. 2) Each Monday afternoon, each group interacts with the teachers and TA on eCampus (https://www.ecampus.ulg.ac.be).

Matière de l'évaluation

Nothing has changed: assignement remains the same.

Méthodes d'évaluation

The evaluation is based on a project fulfillment, which consists in the conceptual/preliminary design of an aircraft (airplane, UAV...).
This project will be presented to the professors  through eCampus.
The evaluation will be based on group report(s) (90%) with an the oral presentation (10%). An individual report detailing the students' personal contribution to the group project can also be asked in case of problem in group, in which case only the latter will be used for the grading. Such report will be asked for a resit exam and only this report will be used for the grading.

Contact

Notes en ligne

Lecture notes
Lecture notes