B.Sc. in Aeronautical Science

Introduction to Aeronautics & Aerospace

Course ID
IIMT University, Meerut

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Course Objective:

1. To introduce the concepts of flying and History of aviation.
2. To impart knowledge about the principle of flight and its aerodynamic parameters.
3. To provide important design principles of airplane structures.
4. To describe about various propulsion systems and its operation principle.
5. To gain adequate knowledge on the UAV.
6. To get exposure on ISA.

Unit I

History of aviation, Classification of flight vehicles, airplanes and Helicopters and its anatomy. Classification of Spacecraft and Rockets. Introduction to satellites and its applications
Aircraft Components:
Aircraft axis, Components of an airplane and their functions – Primary and Secondary Control Surfaces.

Unit II

Aircraft Structure:
General types of construction, Monocoque, semimonocoque and geodesic construction, typical wing, and
fuselage structure. Properties of aircraft materialsmetallic and non-metallic materials, Applications of aluminium and titanium alloys, stainless steel, and composite materials in Aerospace Industries.
Aircraft Propulsion:
Types of Aircraft and Aerospace propulsion system. Working principles of piston, turboprop, and jet engines, use of propeller and jets for thrust production.

Unit III

Introduction to UAV’s- Types of UAV’s- Application of UAV’s.
International Standard Atmosphere, Temperature, pressure, and altitude relationships. Introduction to IATA, DGCA, FAA, EASA, Airworthiness, Aircraft Certification.

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1. Anderson, D. F. and Eberhardt, S., Understanding Flight, 2nd ed., McGraw-Hill (2009).
2. Anderson, J. D., Introduction to Flight, 7th ed., McGraw-Hill (2011).


1. Kermode A C “Flight without Formulae” Pearson Education Pte. Ltd, 5th edition, 2000.
2. Richard S. Shevell, “Fundamentals of Flight”, 2nd edition, Pearson Education Publication, 2004.
3. T.H.G. Megson, “Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students”, 5th edition, Elsevier Aerospace
Engineering Series, 2012.
4. Vladimir A. Chobotov, “Orbital Mechanics”, 3rd edition, AIAA, 2002.
5. Szebehely, V. G. and Mark, H., Adventures in Celestial Mechanics, 2nd ed., Wiley (1998).
6. Turner, M. J. L., Rocket and Spacecraft Propulsion: Principles, Practice and New Developments, 3rd
ed., Springer (2009).

Course Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, Students will be able to
CO1: Understand the classification and working principles of different types of flight vehicles and its
CO2: Illustrate the basic principles of aerodynamics, characteristics of airfoils and NACA numbering system
for airfoil.
CO3: Explain the methods of aircraft construction and characteristics of aircraft materials.
CO4: Analyze the characteristics of aircraft propulsion systems with its merits, demerits, and applications.
CO5: Describe the working of UAV and its application.
CO6: Summarize the application of ISA.