Imperial College London

Dr Rob Hewson

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Aeronautics

Reader 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

 

Aircraft Performance and Flight Mechanics - AERO97057

Aims

This course will provide a foundation to analysing and predicting Aircraft Performance based on key aircraft characteristics, it will also provide a foundation in flight mechanics. Students will therefore be able to apply what is learnt during the course to analyse how aircraft behave when considered as a point mass, as well as the more complex aircraft dynamics whereby the stability of flight is considered and how an aircraft reacts to a disturbance.

Role

Lecturer

Advanced Mechanics of Flight - AERO97065

Aims

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 an introduction to optimal control for optimization of manoeuvres and for design of closed-loop vehicle stability augmentation systems.

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.

Role

Lecturer

Aerospace Vehicle Design - AERO96008

Aims

The design of aerospace vehicles is a complex, multidisciplinary endeavour. This module offers you an opportunity to integrate and apply your prior knowledge and analytical skills to the design of an aircraft of conventional architecture, starting from only a simple set of operational requirements, while introducing them to the multi-stage approach and methods typically employed by vehicle design teams.

Role

Lecturer

Advanced Mechanics of Flight - AERO97001

Aims

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 an introduction to optimal control for optimization of manoeuvres and for design of closed-loop vehicle stability augmentation systems.

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.

Role

Lecturer