### M&AE 5070 -- Dynamics of Flight Vehicles

This course provides an introduction to the engineering science of
flight dynamics -- the response of flight vehicles
to external perturbing forces and control inputs.
After a review of aerodynamic principles and the concepts
of static longitudinal and lateral/directional stability,
the equations of motion for a rigid airplane are developed.
Motions of aircraft having bi-lateral symmetry are considered,
both as linear problems involving small perturbations from
equilibrium (straight and level) flight,
and for non-linear problems involving larger departures from equilibrium.

The numerical software package MATLAB will be used extensively,
both for analysis of linear systems and for integration of the complete
nonlinear equations.

Course pre-requisites include M&AE 3230 and M&AE 3050 (or their equivalents),
plus M&AE 3260 (at least concurrently).

Lectures for Spring 2011 semester are on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday,
from 11:15 am - 12:05 pm, in Phillips 203.