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Course Undergraduate
Semester Sem. VII
Subject Code AE412
Subject Title Aerospace Vehicle Design


Introduction to the design process – requirements capture – design optimization.

Aircraft Design: design considerations for civilian and military aircraft – weight estimation – airfoil and geometry selection – thrust to weight ratio and wing loading – initial sizing – propulsion – landing gear and subsystems – aerodynamics – stability, control, and handling qualities – flight mechanics and performance issues – aircraft layout and configuration – structural aspects – constraint analysis.

Space Vehicle Design: requirements, specifications and design process – rocket equation – velocity budget, staging, launch vehicle sizing, launch into an orbit, range safety – rocket propulsion options – configuration and structural design – NGC systems – thermal control – power systems – communication systems – design for reentry – vehicle integration and recovery.

Text Books

1. Sadraey, M. H., Aircraft Design: A Systems Engineering Approach, Wiley (2012).

2. Griffin, M. D. and French, J. R., Space Vehicle Design, 2nd ed., AIAA Edu. Series (2004).


1. Raymer, D. P., Aircraft Design: A Conceptual Approach, 4th ed., AIAA Edu. Series (2006).

2. Anderson, J. D., Aircraft Performance and Design, McGraw-Hill (1999).

3. Corke, T. C., Design of Aircraft, Prentice Hall (2002).

4. Fielding, J. P., Introduction to Aircraft Design, Cambridge Univ. Press (1999).

5. Bruhn, E. F., Analysis and Design of Flight Vehicle Structures, Jacobs Publishing (1973).

6. Niu, M. C. Y., Airframe Structural Design: Practical Design Information and Data on Aircraft Structures, 2nd ed., Adaso/Adastra Engineering Center (2011).