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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 Fundamentals 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)
Covers noise characterization; federal aircraft noise regulation; interrelationship between the engine types and noise; aircraft noise generation, propagation, and radiation; noise measurements; and methods for noise reduction. Prerequisite: A E 520.
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A E 529 Special Topics in Aerospace Engineering: Fluids (4, max. 8)
Current research and advanced topics in the area of aerospace engineering - fluids. Prerequisite: A E 501.
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A E 532 Rocket Propulsion (4)
Covers rocket propulsion (nozzle gas dynamics, non-ideal flow effects); rocket vehicle performance; chemical rockets (solid, liquid propulsion, components and design); physical; and performance characteristics of rockets; and mission requirements; Introduction to electric thrusters. Prerequisite: A E 520. Offered: Sp, odd years.
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A E 539 Special Topics in Aerospace Engineering: Propulsion, Plasma, and Power (4, max. 8)
Current research and advanced special topics in the area of aerospace engineering - propulsion/plasma/power. Prerequisite: A E 501.
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A E 540 Mechanics of Solids (4)
Covers general concepts, theory, and application of solid mechanics; mechanical behavior of elastic, plastic and viscoelastic solids; fracture of aerospace structural materials. Prerequisite: A E 501. Offered: W.
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A E 541 Finite Element Analysis (4)
Covers theory and application of the finite element methods; element types, stiffness matrix and solution procedures; and solution of elasticity, thermal conduction, and other practical problems in aerospace engineering. Prerequisite: A E 540. Offered: Sp, odd years.
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A E 542 Fatigue and Fracture in Aerospace Structures (4)
Covers theory of failure for metallic aerospace structures; fatigue properties, fatigue load spectrum, fatigue crack propagation, fracture mechanics, damage tolerance, fretting and corrosion fatigue, design applications, and case studies. Prerequisite: A E 540. Offered: A, even years.
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A E 549 Special Topics in Aerospace Engineering: Structures (4, max. 8)
Current research and advanced special topics in the area of aerospace engineering - structures. Prerequisite: A E 501.
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A E 550 Mechanics of Composite Materials (4)
Covers the analysis and design of advanced composite materials for aerospace structures including material properties, micromechanics, anisotropic elasticity, theory of laminated plates, bending and buckling, and fracture of composites. Prerequisite: A E 501. Offered: Sp.
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A E 553 Advanced Composite Structural Analysis (4)
Covers advanced stress analysis methods of composite structures made of beams, laminates, sandwich plates, and thin shells; stress and buckling analyses of solid and thin-walled composite beams; shear deformable theory for bending of thick laminated plates; and stress and fracture mechanics analysis of bonded joints. Prerequisite: A E 550. Offered: A, even years.
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A E 559 Special Topics in Aerospace Engineering: Composites (4, max. 8)
Current research and advanced special topics in the area of aerospace engineering - composites. Prerequisite: A E 501
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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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