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Introduction to Aeronautical Engineering online course

The Introduction to Aeronautical Engineering is a free online course offered by Delft University of Technology conducted by the Edx. Discover the science behind flying by investigating aeronautics, aerodynamics and flight mechanics
Aeronautical Engineering online course

About this course

  • Have you ever flown in an airplane and are you curious about how flying works?
  • Are you interested in the fundamental concepts behind flying? How does a wing generate lift?
  • And how can we fly as optimally as possible?
  • This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of aeronautics, using a tour through the history of flight, starting with ballooning and continuing on to airplanes and helicopters.
  • Experts from the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering of Delft University of Technology will help you explore and discover the fundamentals of flight, in three blocks.

What you'll learn

  • The impact of the history of flight on aircraft today.
  • How the earth's atmosphere can be modelled and how we can use this for aircraft design.
  • Stability, structures, navigation and propulsion of aircraft.
  • The fundamental aerodynamic concepts for flying an aircraft.
  • How airfoils and wings generate lift.
  • Flight mechanics of aircraft.
  • How aircraft can optimally climb, descend and cruise

Duration: 7 weeks

Timings: 10 – 12 hours per week


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