Flight Mechanics and Flight Simulation

Integrated course, 4.00 ECTS


Course content

Basic terms and definitions; equations of motion;
aerodynamic forces and moments; modelling of propulsion systems;
sensors and actuators; the atmosphere and the Earth; simulation of non-linear flight-dynamic models; trimming and steady-state flight;
linearisation and dynamic modes; flying and handling qualities;
introduction to flight control systems.

Learning outcomes

Students master the principles of flight mechanics and are able to build a flight-mechanical simulation model for the analysis, control and simulation of various kinds of aircraft (fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft, multicopter UAVs).

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Brockhaus: Flugregelung
J.D. Anderson: Aircraft Performance and Design,
Stevens, Lewis: Aircraft Control and Simulation

Mode of delivery

Integrated course

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Applied Mathematics, Informatics, Technological Foundations

Assessment methods and criteria

According to examination regulations