A E-AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
- A E 102. Introduction to Aerospace Engineering - 1 cr.
- A survey course of aeronautical, aerospace, and astronautical engineering, with an emphasis on basic aerospace concepts and major aerospace principles without going into detailed math and analysis. Students are given the opportunity to listen to guest speakers and participate in projects utilizing the NMSU Ultralight and NMSU wind tunnel. Restricted to: Main campus only.
- A E 339. Aerodynamics I - 3 cr.
- Fluid properties, conservation equations, incompressible 2-dimensional flow; Bernoulli's equation; similarity parameters; subsonic aerodynamics: lift and drag, analysis and design of airfoils. Prerequisite(s): M E 237. Pre/Corequisite(s): M E 328, C E 301. Restricted to A E majors.
- A E 362. Orbital Mechanics - 3 cr.
- Dynamics of exoatmospheric flight of orbiting and non-orbiting bodies; 2-body orbital dynamics and Kepler's laws; orbits in 3 dimensions; orbit determination; orbit design and orbital maneuvers; lunar and interplanetary trajectories. Prerequisite(s): MATH 392, M E 237, and M E 261.
- A E 363. Aerospace Structures - 3 cr.
- Advanced concepts of stress and strain, introduction to the analysis of aero structures, complex bending and torsion, thin walled sections and shells, computational techniques. Prerequisites: C E 301
- A E 364. Flight Dynamics and Controls - 3 cr.
- Fundamentals of airplane flight dynamics, static trim, and stability; spacecraft and missile six degree of freedom dynamics; attitude control of spacecraft. Prerequisite(s): MATH 392, M E 237, and M E 261.
- A E 400. Undergraduate Research - 1-3 cr.
- Performed with the direction of a department faculty member. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Prerequisite(s): Consent of faculty member.
- A E 405. Special Topics - 3 cr.
- Topics of modern interest to be offered by the departmental staff. Consent of instructor required.
- A E 419. Propulsion - 3 cr.
- Propulsion systems, thermodynamic cycles, combustion, specific impulse; principles of gas turbines, jet engines, and rocket propulsion systems. Prerequisites: A E 439
- A E 424. Aerospace Systems Engineering - 3 cr.
- Basic principles of top down systems engineering and current practice; preliminary and detailed design of aircraft and space vehicles, including requirement, subsystem interaction, and integration, tradeoffs, constraints and non-technical aspects. Prerequisite(s): A E 362.
- A E 428. Aerospace Capstone Design - 3 cr. (2P)
- Team Project-analysis, design, hands-on build test, evaluate. Prerequisites: A E 424
- A E 439. Aerodynamics II - 3 cr.
- Principles of compressible flow, momentum and energy conservation; thermal properties of fluids; supersonic flow and shock waves; basics of supersonic aerodynamics. Prerequisite(s): A E 339, M E 240.
- A E 447. Aerofluids Laboratory - 3 cr. (3+2P)
- Use of subsonic wind tunnels and other flow to study basic flow phenomena and methods of fluid measurement and visualization. Prerequisites: M E 345, A E 339, and A E 364