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ENAE100
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The Aerospace Engineering Profession
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Recommended: ENES100 and MATH140.
Overview of salient aspects of professional practice of Aerospace Engineering. Introduction to the range of technical expertise needed to succeed in the profession and the objectives of the various parts of the Aerospace Engineering program at UMCP in supporting students' efforts in gaining the required knowledge and skills. Familiarization with departmental faculty and their areas of research, creation of links with other students, professional society student chapters, and available resources. Discussion of ethical issues, business requirements, and their interactions with technical developments.
ENAE202
(Perm Req)
Computing Fundamentals for Engineers
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Corequisite: MATH141.
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.
ENAE283
Introduction to Aerospace Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: PHYS161, MATH141, and ENES102.
Corequisite: PHYS261 and PHYS260.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program.
Credit only granted for: (ENAE281 and ENAE282) or ENAE283.
Formerly: ENAE281 and ENAE282.
Introduction to airplanes and space vehicles as aerospace systems. Fundamentals that describe these systems. Elements of aerodynamics, airfoils and wings. Airplane performance, stability and control. Aircraft and rocket propulsion. Fundamentals of orbital motion. Aspects of vehicle conceptual design.
ENAE283H
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Aerospace Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: PHYS161, MATH141, and ENES102.
Corequisite: PHYS261 and PHYS260.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program.
Credit only granted for: (ENAE281 and ENAE282) or ENAE283.
Formerly: ENAE281 and ENAE282.
Introduction to airplanes and space vehicles as aerospace systems. Fundamentals that describe these systems. Elements of aerodynamics, airfoils and wings. Airplane performance, stability and control. Aircraft and rocket propulsion. Fundamentals of orbital motion. Aspects of vehicle conceptual design.
ENAE301
Dynamics of Aerospace Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PHYS271, MATH461, PHYS270, MATH246, ENAE283, ENAE202, ENES102, and MATH241.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department.
Kinematics and dynamics of three dimensional motion of point masses and rigid bodies with introduction to more general systems. Primary emphasis on Newtonian methods. Practice in numerical solutions and computer animation of equations of motion using MATLAB.
ENAE311
Compressible Aerodynamics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: PHYS271, (MATH240 or MATH461), PHYS270, MATH246, ENAE283, ENES220, ENAE202, MATH241, and ENES232.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department; and junior standing or higher.
Fundamentals of aerodynamics. Elements of compressible flow. Normal and oblique shock waves. Flows through nozzles, diffusers and wind tunnels. Elements of the method of characteristics and finite difference solutions for compressible flows. Aspects of hypersonic flow.
Prerequisite: ENAE311 or enrolled in hypersonics graduate certificate program. Corequisite: ENAE481 or ENAE483.
ENAE311H
(Perm Req)
Compressible Aerodynamics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: PHYS271, (MATH240 or MATH461), PHYS270, MATH246, ENAE283, ENES220, ENAE202, MATH241, and ENES232.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department; and junior standing or higher.
Fundamentals of aerodynamics. Elements of compressible flow. Normal and oblique shock waves. Flows through nozzles, diffusers and wind tunnels. Elements of the method of characteristics and finite difference solutions for compressible flows. Aspects of hypersonic flow.
ENAE362
Aerospace Instrumentation and Experimentation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: MATH246 and ENAE283.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; and junior standing or higher.
Basic instrumentation electronics including DC electronics, AC electronics, semiconductors, electro-optics and digital electronics. Sensing devices used to carry out experiments in Aerospace Engineering includes metrology, machine tool measurements, bridge circuits, optical devices, and introduction to computer based data acquisition. Topics chosen to support measurements in aerodynamics, flight structures and flight control.
ENAE380
Flight Software Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE283 and ENAE202.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; and junior standing or higher.
Avionics using advanced sensor and computing technologies are at the heart of every modern Aerospace vehicle. Advanced software systems to improve cockpit safety and enable unmanned and deep-space missions. Object-oriented programming and software engineering concepts required to design and build complex flight software systems. Software validation, verification and real-time performance analysis to assess flight software system reliability and robustness. Human-machine interface design for piloted systems. Automatic onboard data acquisition and decision-making for unmanned air and space vehicles.
ENAE398H
(Perm Req)
Honors Research Project
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENAE403
Aircraft Flight Dynamics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE414 and ENAE432.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department.
Study of motion of aircraft, equations of motion, aerodynamic force representation, longitudinal and lateral motions, response to controls and to atmospheric disturbances, handling qualities criteria and other figures of merit.
ENAE414
Incompressible Aerodynamics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PHYS271, (MATH240 or MATH461), PHYS270, MATH246, ENAE283, ENES220, ENAE202, MATH241, and ENES232.
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.
ENAE423
Vibration and Aeroelasticity
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE324.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department.
Dynamic response of single and multiple degrees of freedom systems, finite element modeling, wing divergence, aileron reversal, wing and panel flutter.
ENAE423H
(Perm Req)
Vibration and Aeroelasticity
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE324.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department.
Dynamic response of single and multiple degrees of freedom systems, finite element modeling, wing divergence, aileron reversal, wing and panel flutter.
ENAE441
Space Navigation and Guidance
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE404 and ENAE432.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department.
Principles of navigation. Celestial, radio, and inertial navigation schemes. Navigational and guidance requirements for orbital, planetary, and atmospheric entry missions. Fundamentals of communications and information theory. Link budgets, antennas and telemetry systems.
ENAE455
Aircraft Propulsion and Power
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: ENES232, ENAE414, and ENAE311.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department.
Thermodynamic cycle analysis, aerothermochemistry of fuels and propellants, operating principles of piston, turbojet, fanjet, and other variations of airbreathing aircraft power units.
ENAE457
Space Propulsion and Power
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: PHYS271, ENES232, PHYS270, and ENAE311.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department. And senior standing.
Thermodynamic cycle analysis, aerothermochemistry of fuels and propellants, operating principles of rocket, ion, and other exoatmospheric power units.
ENAE457H
(Perm Req)
Space Propulsion and Power
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: PHYS271, ENES232, PHYS270, and ENAE311.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department. And senior standing.
Thermodynamic cycle analysis, aerothermochemistry of fuels and propellants, operating principles of rocket, ion, and other exoatmospheric power units.
ENAE472
Introduction to Hypersonics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE311 or enrolled in hypersonics graduate certificate program.
Corequisite: ENAE481 or ENAE483 (if not enrolled in hypersonics graduate certificate program).
Restriction: Students must be in the Hypersonic Graduate Certificate Program (code: Z165) or receive permission from the department.
Credit only granted for: ENAE488N or ENAE472.
Formerly: ENAE488N.
Introduces students to the various key aspects of flight at hypersonic speeds. Critical aerodynamic phenomena to be covered includes the qualitative behavior of flow fields in the high-Mach-numberlimit, approximate methods for quantifying surface pressure, and estimates of viscous drag and heating. High-speed air-breathing propulsion systems will be discussed, including cycle analysis and performance metrics for propulsion, with a main emphasis onthe fundamentals of ramjet and scramjet engines. Key Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) concepts for various hypersonic vehicle types will also be introduced, including the design of appropriate flight trajectories and control algorithms to achieve mission goals. Finally, students will be provided with an overview of high-temperature materials, structures, and thermal protection systems.
ENAE481
Principles of Aircraft Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE324, ENAE362, and ENAE432.
Corequisite: ENAE414.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department.
Aircraft design principles blending both synthesis and analysis. The iterative nature of the design process. Applied aerodynamics. Elements of aircraft performance calculation and optimization. Design of aircraft including payload, crew and avionics provisions, propulsion selection and sizing, aerodynamic configuration optimization, mass properties, stability and control characteristics, and vehicle subsystems. Individual student projects in aircraft design.
Restricted to students in the Vertical Flight Society Helicopter Design Competition and requires permission of the instructor to enroll.
ENAE483
Principles of Space Systems Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE404, ENAE324, ENAE362, and ENAE432.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department.
Principles of space systems analysis and vehicle design. Launch vehicle performance analysis and optimization. Design of vehicle systems including avionics, power, propulsion, life support, human factors, structures, actuator and mechanisms, and thermal control. Design processes and design synthesis. Individual student projects in vehicle design.
ENAE488G
Topics in Aerospace Engineering
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
ENAE499
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENAE601
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE404; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department.
Mathematics and applications of orbit theory, building upon the foundations developed in ENAE 404 and ENAE 441. Topics include two body orbits, solutions of Kepler's equation, the two-point boundary value problem, rendezvous techniques, and Encke's method.
ENAE603
(Perm Req)
Near-Earth Object Exploration
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE601.
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (ENGR: MS/PhD-Aerospace Engineering (Master's); ENGR: MS/PhD-Aerospace Engineering (Doctoral)).
Credit only granted for: ENAE788N or ENAE603.
Formerly: ENAE788N.
An overview of the near-Earth objects (NEOs) of our solar system--the asteroids and comets whose orbits closely approach Earth's orbit--and what we know about them, what we're learning about them, and how to design spacecraft missions to interact with them.
ENAE631
(Perm Req)
Helicopter Aerodynamics I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE414 and ENAE311. Or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department; and permission of instructor.
A history of rotary-wing aircraft, introduction to hovering theory, hovering and axial flight performance, factors affecting hovering and vertical flight performance, autorotation in vertical descent, concepts of blade motion and control, aerodynamics of forward flight, forward flight performance, operational envelope, and introduction to rotor acoustics.
Those sections that begin with a letter are taught via ITV and are not intended for College Park campus students.
ENAE636
Helicopter Dynamics II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit only granted for: ENAE788R or ENAE636.
Formerly: ENAE788R.
Aerodynamics, dynamics and aeromechanics of helicopters and tilt rotor aircraft. Experimental testing and mathematical modeling required for the design and analysis of such aircraft.
ENAE641
Linear System Dynamics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE432.
Linear systems; state space, multi-input, multi-output models; eigenstructure; controllability, observability, singular value analysis; multivariable Nyquist condition; observer design; introduction to Kalman filtering. Full state feedback techniques including pole placement and LQR/LQG techniques; introduction to loop shaping and robustness.
ENAE651
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Topics related to the analysis, design, and implementation of smart structures and systems: modeling of beams and plates with induced strain actuation; shape memory alloys; electro-rheological fluids; magnetostrictor and electrostricter actuators and fiber optic sensors.
ENAE653
Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis of Continua
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Prerequisite: ENAE652; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Finite element formulation of nonlinear and time dependent processes. Introduction to tensors, nonlinear elasticity, plasticity and creep. Application to nonlinear solids including aerospace structures, such as shells undergoing finite rotations.
ENAE655
Structural Dynamics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Advanced principles of dynamics necessary for structural analysis; solutions of eigenvalue problems for discrete and continuous elastic systems, solutions to forced response boundary value problems by direct, modal, and transform methods.
ENAE662
Space Propulsion and Power
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENES232 and ENAE311; or equivalents.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department; and must have senior or graduate standing.
Jointly offered with: ENAE457.
Credit only granted for: ENAE457, ENAE457H, ENAE662.
Thermodynamic cycle analysis, aerothermochemistry of fuels and propellants, operating principles of rocket, ion, and other exoatmospheric power units.
ENAE673
Aerodynamics of Incompressible Fluids
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Undergraduate courses in differential equations, incompressible, and compressible flow (ENAE311; and one course from ENAE414; ENME331, OR ENME640, or equivalent).
Restriction: Must be in ENGR: MS/PhD-Aerospace Engineering (Master's) program.
Introduces the fundamental concepts of incompressible flows. Topics to be addressed include the conservation equations, potential flow, lift and drag, Navier-Stokes equations, boundary layers and similarity solutions, and solutions to classical problems.
ENAE681
Engineering Optimization
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Methods for unconstrained and constrained minimization of functions of several variables. Sensitivity analysis for systems of algebraic equations, eigenvalue problems, and systems of ordinary differential equations. Methods for transformation of an optimization problem into a sequence of approximate problems. Optimum design sensitivity analysis.
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.
ENAE684
(Perm Req)
Computational Fluid Dynamics I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department.
Partial differential equations applied to flow modelling, fundamental numerical techniques for the solution of these equations, elliptic, parabolic, and hyperbolic equations, elements of finite difference solutions, explicit and implicit techniques. Applications to fundamental flow problems.
ENAE788B
Selected Topics in Aerospace Engineering; Aircraft System Identification
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
ENAE788D
Selected Topics in Aerospace Engineering; Advanced Space Systems Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENAE788G
Selected Topics in Aerospace Engineering
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
ENAE788K
Selected Topics in Aerospace Engineering; Estimation and Control of Stochastic Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENAE788L
Selected Topics in Aerospace Engineering; Optimal Estimation of Dynamic Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENAE788X
Selected Topics in Aerospace Engineering; Planetary Surface Robotics
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
ENAE799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: S-F
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: S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.