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COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
AERONAUTICS & ASTRONAUTICS
AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

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A E 501 Analytical Methods for Aerospace Engineering (4)
Applications of analytical and mathematical methods for aerospace engineering, including: ordinary differential equations, partial differential equations, linear algebra, vector calculus, integral theorems, complex analysis, optimization, and probability. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: A.
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A E 510 Linear Systems Theory (4)
Covers theoretic methods for state-space linear systems including linearization of nonlinear systems, time-varying and time-invariant linear systems, discrete time and continuous time representations, canonical state space representations, linear system stability, time evolution of systems, controllability, and observability. Prerequisite: A E 501. Offered: W.
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A E 511 Classical Control Theory (4)
Covers theoretic methods for linear systems in the frequency domain including nonlinear and linear systems; linearization of nonlinear systems; stability, controllability, and observability of linear systems; linear system representations in frequency and time domains; dynamic system response in time and frequency domain; and frequency domain control design. Prerequisite: A E 501. Offered: A, even years.
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A E 512 Dynamics, Stability, and Control of Vehicles (4)
Covers stability derivatives; effects of stability derivatives on flight characteristics; dynamics of rigid bodies in air, space and underwater applications; responses to control inputs and external disturbances; handing qualities; control system components; sensor characteristics; stability augmentation systems; guidance and navigation; human factors; effects of limited communication; and multivehicle systems. Prerequisite: A E 501. Offered: Sp, odd years.
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A E 519 Special Topics in Aerospace Engineering: Controls (4, max. 8)
Current research and advanced special topics in the area of aerospace engineering - controls. Prerequisite: A E 501.
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A E 520 Fundamentlas of Fluid Dynamics (4)
Flow kinematics and dynamics, inviscid and viscous flows, incompressible and compressible flows, shock-waves, boundary layers, vorticity, and turbulence. Prerequisite: A E 501. Offered: Sp.
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A E 523 Aircraft Noise (4)
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A E 529 Special Topics in Aerospace Engineering: Fluids (4, max. 8)
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A E 532 Rocket Propulsion (4)
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A E 539 Special Topics in Aerospace Engineering: Propulsion, Plasma, and Power (4, max. 8)
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A E 540 Mechanics of Solids (4)
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A E 541 Finite Element Analysis (4)
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A E 542 Fatigue and Fracture in Aerospace Structures (4)
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A E 549 Special Topics in Aerospace Engineering: Structures (4, max. 8)
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A E 550 Mechanics of Composite Materials (4)
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A E 553 Advanced Composite Structural Analysis (4)
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A E 559 Special Topics in Aerospace Engineering: Composites (4, max. 8)
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A E 598 Aerospace Engineering Colloquium (1, max. 30)
Covers the latest research in aerospace engineering. Includes current trends in professional aerospace engineering (e.g., manufacturing, systems, etc.) and professional development for aerospace engineers (e.g., project management, job searches, etc.). Lectures and discussions led by guest speakers. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.
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