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Course Postgraduate
Semester Sem. I
Subject Code AE603
Subject Title Elements of Aerospace Engineering


History of aviation – types of flying machines – anatomy of an aircraft; fundamental aerodynamic variables – aerodynamic forces – lift generation – airfoils and wings – aerodynamic moments – concept of static stability – control surfaces; mechanism of thrust production – propellers – jet engines and their operation – elements of rocket propulsion; loads acting on an aircraft – load factor for simple maneuvers – Vn diagrams; aerospace materials; introduction to aerospace structures; basic orbital mechanics – satellite orbits; launch vehicles and reentry bodies

Text Books

Same as Reference


1. Anderson, J. D., Introduction to Flight, 7th ed., McGraw-Hill (2011).

2. Anderson, D. F. and Eberhardt, S., Understanding Flight, 2nd ed., McGraw-Hill (2009).

3. Szebehely, V. G. and Mark, H., Adventures in Celestial Mechanics, 2nd ed., Wiley (1998).

4. Turner, M. J. L., Rocket and Spacecraft Propulsion: Principles, Practice and New Developments,

3rd ed., Springer (2009).