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California State University, Long Beach

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE)

551./451. Aircraft Preliminary Design and Performance (3)

  • Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
  • Complete aircraft preliminary design, including mission definition, specifications and regulations. Preliminary takeoff weight and weight empty for a specific mission. Aircraft geometric characteristics are developed. Detailed aerodynamic data are estimated and used to calculate aircraft performance. The design project is conducted in teams for MAE 451 and individually for MAE 551.
  • (Lecture-Design Project 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).
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Mechanical Engineering (MAE)

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