Study Guide@lith

Linköping Institute of Technology

Valid for year : 2017
TMAL02 Aircraft and Vehicle Design, 6 ECTS credits.
/Flyglära /

For:   AER   M   MEC   MI  


Prel. scheduled hours: 42
Rec. self-study hours: 118

  Area of Education: Technology

Main field of studies: Mechanical Engineering

  Advancement level (G1, G2, A): G2

The course gives fundamental knowledge and understanding of the factors that affects the configuration and dimensioning of an airplane.

Prerequisites: (valid for students admitted to programmes within which the course is offered)
Solid Mechanics, Engineering Materials, Machine Elements, Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer.

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshhold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

The teaching consists of lectures, lessons, computational exercises and educational study visits.

Course contents:
  • Lift and how lift is produced
  • Drag and drag calculations
  • Propulsion: different ways of producing thrust
  • Performance and performance calculations
  • Stability and control
  • Different aircraft configurations and why they look the way they do
  • Basics on aircraft dimensioning
  • Aircraft dimensioning

Course literature:
J. Andersson ?oIntroduction to flight",
Lecture slides/handouts

Written examination
Computer exercises/reports

Course language is Swedish/English.
Department offering the course: IEI.
Director of Studies: Mikael Axin
Examiner: Petter Krus
Link to the course homepage at the department

Course Syllabus in Swedish

Linköping Institute of Technology


Contact: TFK ,
Last updated: 10/17/2017