Imperial College London

Dr Rob Hewson

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Aeronautics

Senior Lecturer in Aircraft Design
 
 
 
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Contact

 

r.hewson

 
 
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Location

 

341City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

L2 Applications - AE2-215

Aims

This course aims to provide a comprehensive view of Engineering, with the students being involved in all aspects of product development, including structural and aerodynamics design, manufacture, testing and presentation of their design.

Role

Lecturer

Aerospace Vehicle Design - AE3-403

Aims

The course aims to teach the students how to carry out the full conceptual design of a new modern aircraft, starting from only a simple set of operational requirements. The course also forms the basis for the M.Eng Large Group Aircraft Design Project which is a major activity that follows in the Summer Term.

Role

Lecturer

Advanced Mechanics of Flight - AE3-401

Aims

Part A – UG and MSc
To present the application of orbital mechanics and rigid body dynamics to a wide range of problems in non-atmospheric flight, to introduce analytical and numerical solutions to a wide range of problems in path planning and path optimisation such as fuel- or time-optimal trajectories.

Part B - UG Students
To present methods for analysis of performance and dynamic stability for rigid and flexible fixed-wing aircraft, including the general equations of motion with flat-Earth assumption and the small-perturbation dynamics; and to introduce the basic methods for design and analysis, using optimal control theory, of closed-loop vehicle stability augmentation systems.

Role

Lecturer