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Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015


Approved Courses

The following list includes undergraduate courses that have been approved as of May 2014.  Courses added after that date do not appear in this list.  Courses eliminated after that date may still appear.  Not every course is offered regularly.  Students should consult the Schedule of Classes at www.testudo.umd.edu to ascertain which courses are actually offered during a given semester.

COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM

Number   Eligibility
000-099   Non-credit course
100-199   Primarily freshman course
200-299   Primarily sophomore course
300-399   Junior, senior course not acceptable for credit toward graduate degrees
386-387   Campus-wide internship courses; refer to information describing Experiential Learning
400-499   Junior, senior course acceptable for credit toward some graduate degree
500-599   Professional School course (Dentistry, Architecture, Law, Medicine) or post-baccalaureate course
600-899   Course restricted to graduate students
799   Master Thesis credit
899   Doctoral Dissertation credit

 

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Courses in "ENAE-Engineering, Aerospace"

ENAE - Engineering, Aerospace

ENAE 100 The Aerospace Engineering Profession (1) Recommended: ENES100 and MATH140. Overview of salient aspects of professional practice of Aerospace Engineering. Introduction to the range of technical expertise needed to succeed in the profession and the objectives of the various parts of the Aerospace Engineering program at UMCP in supporting students' efforts in gaining the required knowledge and skills. Familiarization with departmental faculty and their areas of research, creation of links with other students, professional society student chapters, and available resources. Discussion of ethical issues, business requirements, and their interactions with technical developments.

ENAE 200 Aerospace Engineering Profession II (1) Recommended: ENAE100. Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; and permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department. Overview of the engineering profession as it pertains to the role of the engineer in society, professional practice and ethical standards, career development, opportunities and need for lifelong learning, importance of safety and standards, effective written, visual, and oral communications, and the impact of the engineering profession on global issues.

ENAE 202 Aerospace Computing (3) Corequisite: MATH140. Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department. Introduction to computational tools for the solution of engineering problems. C++ & MATLAB programming including branching and loops, functions, file handling, arrays, and data structures. Students will be introduced to object-oriented programming, basic computing, algorithms, and principles of software engineering.

ENAE 283 Introduction to Aerospace Systems (3) Prerequisite: PHYS161, MATH141, and ENES102. Corequisite: PHYS261 and PHYS260. Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program. Credit only granted for: (ENAE281 and ENAE282) or ENAE283. Formerly: ENAE281 and ENAE282. Introduction to airplanes and space vehicles as aerospace systems. Fundamentals that describe these systems. Elements of aerodynamics, airfoils and wings. Airplane performance, stability and control. Aircraft and rocket propulsion. Fundamentals of orbital motion. Aspects of vehicle conceptual design.

ENAE 301 Dynamics of Aerospace Systems (3) Prerequisite: PHYS271, MATH461, PHYS270, MATH246, ENAE283, ENAE202, ENES102, and MATH241. Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department. Kinematics and dynamics of three dimensional motion of point masses and rigid bodies with introduction to more general systems. Primary emphasis on Newtonian methods. Practice in numerical solutions and computer animation of equations of motion using MATLAB.

ENAE 311 Aerodynamics I (3) Prerequisite: PHYS271, MATH461, PHYS270, MATH246, ENAE283, ENES220, ENAE202, and MATH241. Corequisite: ENES232. Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department. And junior standing or higher. Fundamentals of aerodynamics. Elements of compressible flow. Normal and oblique shock waves. Flows through nozzles, diffusers and wind tunnels. Elements of the method of characteristics and finite difference solutions for compressible flows. Aspects of hypersonic flow.

ENAE 324 Aerospace Structures (4) Prerequisite: ENES220. Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program. Analysis of torsion, beam bending, plate bending, buckling and their application to aerospace.

ENAE 362 Aerospace Instrumentation and Experimentation (3) Prerequisite: MATH246 and ENAE283. Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; and junior standing or higher. Basic instrumentation electronics including DC electronics, AC electronics, semiconductors, electro-optics and digital electronics. Sensing devices used to carry out experiments in Aerospace Engineering includes metrology, machine tool measurements, bridge circuits, optical devices, and introduction to computer based data acquisition. Topics chosen to support measurements in aerodynamics, flight structures and flight control.

ENAE 380 Flight Software Systems (3) Prerequisite: ENAE283 and ENAE202. Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; and junior standing or higher. Avionics using advanced sensor and computing technologies are at the heart of every modern Aerospace vehicle. Advanced software systems to improve cockpit safety and enable unmanned and deep-space missions. Object-oriented programming and software engineering concepts required to design and build complex flight software systems. Software validation, verification and real-time performance analysis to assess flight software system reliability and robustness. Human-machine interface design for piloted systems. Automatic onboard data acquisition and decision-making for unmanned air and space vehicles.

ENAE 398 Honors Research Project (1-3) Prerequisite: Must be accepted into Aerospace Honors Program. Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program. Repeatable to 3 credits if content differs. Planned sequence of steps in aerospace honors research in which students take three (3) consecutive semesters of this course in partial fulfillment of aerospace engineering honors program requirements. The first semester consists of a series of seminars and meetings with faculty mentors on honors research; two semesters consist of undergraduate honors research project and paper conducted under the direction of an aerospace engineering faculty member to be presented at a conference.

ENAE 403 Aircraft Flight Dynamics (3) Prerequisite: ENAE414 and ENAE432. Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department. Study of motion of aircraft, equations of motion, aerodynamic force representation, longitudinal and lateral motions, response to controls and to atmospheric disturbances, handling qualities criteria and other figures of merit.

ENAE 404 Space Flight Dynamics (3) Prerequisite: ENAE301. Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department. Three-dimensional motion under central fields. Solutions to orbital motion, orbital elements, time elements. Kepler's laws. Orbital maneuvering, rendezvous and station-keeping. Rigid-body attitude dynamics, spacecraft attitude dynamics.

ENAE 414 Aerodynamics II (3) Prerequisite: ENAE311. Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department. And junior standing or higher. Aerodynamics of inviscid incompressible flows. Aerodynamic forces and moments. Fluid statics/buoyancy force. Vorticity, circulation, the stream function and the velocity potential. Bernoulli's and Laplace's equations. Flows in low speed wind tunnels and airspeed measurement. Potential flows involving sources and sinks, doublets, and vortices. Development of the theory of airfoils and wings.

ENAE 415 Helicopter Theory (3) Prerequisite: ENAE414. Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program. Elementary exposition on the theory and practice of aerodynamics applied to helicopters and other rotary wing aircraft.

ENAE 420 Computational Structural Mechanics (3) Prerequisite: ENES220 and MATH241; and must have completed a course in linear algebra. Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department. Introductory of finite element methods for aerospace engineering modeling and analysis; equips students with ability to understand manuals of commercial finite element analysis software.

ENAE 423 Vibration and Aeroelasticity (3) Prerequisite: ENAE324. Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department. Dynamic response of single and multiple degrees of freedom systems, finite element modeling, wing divergence, aileron reversal, wing and panel flutter.

ENAE 425 Mechanics of Composite Structures (3) Prerequisite: MATH246, ENAE324, ENES220, and MATH241. Introduction to structures composed of composite materials and their applications in aerospace. In particular, filamentary composite materials are studied. Material types and fabrication techniques, material properties, micromechanics, anisotropic elasticity, introduction to failure concepts.

ENAE 432 Control of Aerospace Systems (3) Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in ENAE301 and ENAE283. Restriction: Junior standing or higher; and must be in Engineering: Aerospace program. An introduction to the feedback control of dynamic systems. Laplace transforms and transfer function techniques; frequency response and Bode diagrams. Stability analysis via root locus and Nyquist techniques. Performance specifications in time and frequency domains, and design of compensation strategies to meet performance goals.

ENAE 441 Space Navigation and Guidance (3) Prerequisite: ENAE404 and ENAE432. Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department. Principles of navigation. Celestial, radio, and inertial navigation schemes. Navigational and guidance requirements for orbital, planetary, and atmospheric entry missions. Fundamentals of communications and information theory. Link budgets, antennas and telemetry systems.

ENAE 455 Aircraft Propulsion and Power (3) Prerequisite: ENES232, ENAE414, and ENAE311. Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department. Thermodynamic cycle analysis, aerothermochemistry of fuels and propellants, operating principles of piston, turbojet, fanjet, and other variations of airbreathing aircraft power units.

ENAE 457 Space Propulsion and Power (3) Prerequisite: PHYS271, ENES232, PHYS270, and ENAE311. Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department. And senior standing. Thermodynamic cycle analysis, aerothermochemistry of fuels and propellants, operating principles of rocket, ion, and other exoatmospheric power units.

ENAE 464 Aerospace Engineering Laboratory (3) Prerequisite: ENAE324, ENAE362, ENAE311, and ENAE432. Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department. Application of fundamental measuring techniques to measurements in aerospace engineering. Includes experiments in aerodynamics, structures, propulsion, flight dynamics and astrodynamics. Correlation of theory with experimental results.

ENAE 471 Aircraft Flight Testing (3) Prerequisite: ENAE414. Corequisite: ENAE403. Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program. Provides basic instruction to aircraft flight testing and demonstrates need for systematic, well-proven technique to allow for accurate airplane performance. Concepts of aerodynamics, airplane performance, and stability and control. Emphasis on single-engine general aviation type aircraft.

ENAE 481 Principles of Aircraft Design (3) Prerequisite: ENAE324, ENAE362, and ENAE432. Corequisite: ENAE414. Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department. Aircraft design principles blending both synthesis and analysis. The iterative nature of the design process. Applied aerodynamics. Elements of aircraft performance calculation and optimization. Design of aircraft including payload, crew and avionics provisions, propulsion selection and sizing, aerodynamic configuration optimization, mass properties, stability and control characteristics, and vehicle subsystems. Individual student projects in aircraft design.

ENAE 482 Aeronautical Systems Design (3) Prerequisite: ENAE455, ENAE423, ENAE403, and ENAE481. Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; and senior standing or higher. Senior capstone design course in the aeronautics track. Introduction of computerized methods for sizing and performance analysis. More comprehensive methods to predict weight, aerodynamics and propulsion system characteristics. Consideration in design disciplines such as vulnerability, maintainability, produceability, etc. Groups of students will complete, brief and report on a major design study to specific requirements.

ENAE 483 Principles of Space Systems Design (3) Prerequisite: ENAE404, ENAE324, ENAE362, and ENAE432. Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department. Principles of space systems analysis and vehicle design. Launch vehicle performance analysis and optimization. Design of vehicle systems including avionics, power, propulsion, life support, human factors, structures, actuator and mechanisms, and thermal control. Design processes and design synthesis. Individual student projects in vehicle design.

ENAE 484 Space Systems Design (3) Prerequisite: ENAE423, ENAE483, ENAE441, and ENAE457. Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program. Senior capstone design course in the space track. Group preliminary design of a space system, including system and subsystem design, configuration control, costing, risk analysis, and programmatic development. Course also emphasizes written and oral engineering communications.

ENAE 488 Topics in Aerospace Engineering (1-4) Prerequisite: Permission of student's advisor required. Restriction: Permission of instructor. Technical elective taken with the permission of the student's advisor and instructor. Lecture and conference courses designed to extend the student's understanding of aerospace engineering. Current topics are emphasized.

ENAE 499 Elective Research (3) Prerequisite: Permission from student's advisor required. Restriction: Senior standing or higher; and must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; and permission of instructor; and permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Undergraduate research project and paper conducted under the direction of an aerospace engineering faculty member to be presented at a conference or competition.

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