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Aircraft conceptual design

academic year

Course teacher(s)

Patrick HENDRICK (Coordinator)

ECTS credits


Language(s) of instruction


Course content

Conceptual aircraft design methodology and practical application to aircraft or unmanned aerial vehicle sizing

Objectives (and/or specific learning outcomes)

Understand the methodology of aircraft conceptual design and sizing and the influence of the different parameters

Prerequisites and Corequisites

Required and corequired courses

Teaching methods and learning activities

Theory + application on a case study + seminars with invited speakers

Contribution to the teaching profile

This teaching unit contributes to the following competences:

  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of exact sciences with the specificity of their application to engineering

  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of integrated structural design methods in the framework of a global design strategy

  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the advanced methods and theories to schematize and model complex problems or processes

  • Correctly report on research or design results in the form of a technical report or in the form of a scientific paper

  • Present and defend results in a scientifically sound way, using contemporary communication tools, for a national as well as for an international professional or lay audience

  • Has a broad scientific knowledge, understanding and skills to be able to design, produce and maintain complex mechanical, electrical and/or energy systems with a focus on products, systems and services.

  • Has an in-depth understanding of safety standards and rules with respect to mechanical, electrical and energy systems.

References, bibliography, and recommended reading

Corke + D. Raymer


Method(s) of evaluation

  • Other