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Course Code: SPST615 Course ID: 4032 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate
This course introduces the student to core concepts of aerodynamics, including fundamentals of inviscid, incompressible flow; compressible flow; shock waves/properties; compressible flow through nozzles, diffusers, and wind tunnels; subsonic compressible flow over airfoils; linear theory; elements of hypersonic flow, and boundary layers. IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY COMPLETED COLLEGE ALGEBRA AND CALCULUS I BEFORE TAKING THIS COURSE.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Grades for this course will be based on the following grading instruments. You must complete all assigned tasks in order to pass the course.
The three (open book) quizzes are worth a total of 30 percent of your course grade and will test your knowledge of the terms and concepts covered in the textbook. Each quiz consists of multiple choice and essay questions. You will have 2 hours to complete each exam. Although open book, it is literally impossible to pass the quizzes without having completed the assigned readings and homework assignments.
Eight times throughout the course, discussion items will be posted within the Forum area of the classroom. Your responses must be between 100-300 words, be in YOUR OWN WORDS (no quotes), well written and grammatically correct. Your responses will clearly show whether you have read assigned classroom readings (listed in this syllabus). Opinions are always welcome… However, postings providing only opinions will be graded accordingly! You must also comment at least two other student’s posting.
The homework assignments make up 30% of your overall course grade. Details for each homework assignment can be found in the assignments section. Work must be shown in order to obtain full credit for each question.
The final exam is worth a total of 20 percent of your course grade and will test your knowledge of the terms and concepts covered over the entire 8 week class. The exam consists of multiple choice and essay questions. You will have 5 hours to complete the exam. Although open book, it is literally impossible to pass the exam without having completed the assigned readings and homework assignments.
All assignments in this course are given to you prior to the due date. The “due date” for all assignments is the week in which the assignment is due. For the purposes of this course, a “week” is defined as the time period between Monday–Sunday. The first week begins on the first day of the semester and ends at 11:59 PM EST the following Sunday.
|Topic #1||2.50 %|
|Topic #2||2.50 %|
|Topic #3||2.50 %|
|Topic #4||2.50 %|
|Topic #5||2.50 %|
|Topic #6||2.50 %|
|Topic #7||2.50 %|
|Topic #8||2.50 %|
|Final Exam||24.00 %|
|Final Exam (Due end of Week 8)||24.00 %|
|Homework #1||8.00 %|
|Homework #2||8.00 %|
|Homework #3||8.00 %|
|Homework #4||8.00 %|
|Homework #5||8.00 %|
|Homework #6||8.00 %|
|Homework #7||8.00 %|
|Book Title:||Fundamentals of Aerodynamics 6th ed.|
|Publication Info:||McGraw Hill|
|Electronic Unit Cost:||$114.48|
Not current for future courses.