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Course Postgraduate
Semester Electives
Subject Code AE849
Subject Title Modeling and Simulation of Aerospace Vehicles


Introduction: Simulation classification – Objectives, concepts, and types of models – Modeling: 6-DOF models for aerospace vehicle with prescribed control surface inputs – Control Systems: Mechanical (structural), Hydraulic systems and their modeling – Block diagram representation of systems – Dynamics of aerospace vehicles – Pilot station inputs – Cues for the Pilot: Visual, biological, and stick force – Virtual Simulation: Fly-by-wire system simulation – Uncertainty Modeling & Simulation: Characterization of uncertainty in model parameters and inputs, use of simulation to propagate the uncertainty to system response, Monte Carlo simulation – Simula- tion of stiff systems – Differential algebraic equations – Applications: Modeling and simulation methodologies for a complex engineering system simulation, aerospace system simulation – Model Building Techniques: Parameter identification, system identification – Least square esti- mation, maximum likelihood estimation, Kalman filters, neural networks.

Text Books

Same as Reference


1. Ogata, K., System Dynamics, 4th ed., Pearson Education (2004).

2. Doebelin, E. O., System Dynamics: Modeling, Analysis, Simulation, Designs, Marcel Dekker (1998).

3. Ljung, L., System Identification: Theory for the User, Prentice Hall (1987).

4. Jategaonkar, R., V., Flight Vehicle System Identification: A Time Domain Methodology, AIAA Progress in Aeronautics and Astronautics, Vol. 216 (2006).

5. Klein, V. and Morelli, E, A., Aircraft System Identification: Theory and Practice, AIAA Education Series (2006).