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Courses - Spring 2019
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
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.
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.
ENAE488F
Topics in Aerospace Engineering; Introduction to Aviation for Pilot Training
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Class will meet off campus at the College Park Airport-Conference Room A.

Prerequisite: ENAE283 or permission of department. Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program.

Introduction to how pilots view the design of an aerospace vehicle. Topics include aerodynamic principles, pilot training, flight instruments, flight maneuvers, aeronautical charts and communication, aviation weather, & airplane performance and navigation.
ENAE499
(Perm Req)
Elective Research
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENAE602
Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics and Control
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE404 and ENAE432.
Rigid body rotational dynamics of spacecraft; forced and unforced motion, torques produced by the orbital environment; orbit/attitude coupling; gas jet, momentum wheel, and magnetic torque actuators. Elementary feedback attitude regulators and algorithms for linear and nonlinear attitude tracking.
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
(Perm Req)
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.
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.
ENAE656
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE655.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department.
Topics in aeroelasticity: wing divergence; aileron reversal; flexibility effects on aircraft stability derivatives; wing, empennage and aircraft flutter; panel flutter; aircraft gust response; and aeroservoelasticity of airplanes.
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.
ENAE667
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.
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.
ENAE676
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE673.
Recommended: ENAE674.
Physical and statistical descriptions of turbulence; review of phenomenological theories for turbulent flows; scales of motion; correlations and spectra; homogeneous turbulent flows; inhomogeneous shear flows; turbulent flows in pipes and channels; turbulent boundary layers; theory of methods for turbulent flows (Reynolds stress equations, LES, DES, DNS); experimental methods for turbulence measurements.
ENAE683
(Perm Req)
High Temperature Gas Dynamics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department.
Aspects of physical chemistry and statistical thermodynamics necessary for the analysis of high temperature flows, equilibrium and nonequilibrium chemically reacting flows, shock waves, nozzle flows, viscous chemically reacting flow, blunt body flows, chemically reacting boundary layers, elements of radiative gas dynamics and applications to hypersonic vehicles.
ENAE685
(Perm Req)
Computational Fluid Dynamics II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE684.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department.
Continuation of ENAE 684. Basic algorithms for the numerical solution of two and three dimensional inviscid and viscous flows. Applications to internal and external flow problems.
ENAE691
Satellite Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE483.
Systems design of Earth-orbiting satellites, including geostationary communications satellites and low Earth orbit constellations. Basics of orbital motion, communications, and instrument design. Spacecraft systems, structural design, thermal design, power generation, and attitude determination and control. Launch vehicle interfacing and mission operations.
ENAE697
Space Human Factors and Life Support
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Engineering requirements supporting humans in space. Life support design: radiation effects and mitigation strategies; requirements for atmosphere; water, food, and temperature control. Accommodations for human productivity in space: physical and psychological requirements; work station design; and safety implication of system architectures. Design and operations for extra-vehicular activity.
ENAE741
Interplanetary Navigation and Guidance
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE601 and ENAE432.
Interplanetary trajectory construction; patched and multiconic techniques. Methods of orbit and attitude determination; applied Kalman filtering. Guidance algorithms and B-plane targeting. Interplanetary navigation utilizing in situ and radio techniques.
ENAE742
Robust Multivariable Control
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE641.
Limitations on achievable performance in multivariable feedback systems due to uncertainty. Singular values, matrix norms, multivariable Nyquist stability theory, uncertainty modeling in aerospace systems. Loop-shaping, generalization of Bode design principles. Characterizing the uncertainty, robustness and performance analysis, and synthesis, primarily in the frequency domain. Current research directions. Aerospace examples are used to complement the theory.
ENAE788E
Selected Topics in Aerospace Engineering; Electro-Mechanical System Modeling
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prereq: ENAE423 or equivalent.

Analysis techniques for simulating resonances and impedances in systems that couple physical interactions electrical, mechanical, magnetic and piezoelectric domains. Analysis applied to modeling the electro-magneto-mechano-acoustic domain interactions in traditional loud speaker designs, and can be extended to design of sensors, energy harvesters and actuators.
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 concepts in dynamic systems including measurement and modeling uncertainty. Filtering and smoothing for spacecraft navigation and other aerospace applications. Parameter and state estimation applications.
ENAE788T
Selected Topics in Aerospace Engineering; Introduction to Power Beaming and Space Solar
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit granted for ENAE788A and ENAE788J or ENAE788T.

Fundamentals of space solar, including: overview and concepts of space solar; energy collection methods (photovoltaics, thermal engines, sun-pumped lasers); wireless power transmission (microwave, laser, reflection); space solar implementation architectures; space systems design; large space structures and space robotics; phased array antennas, retrodirective beam control, rectenna theory and design; safety, regulatory, and societal issues; application contexts; and space and energy economics.
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.
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."
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.