ECTS - Basic Aerodynamics (Module 8)

Basic Aerodynamics (Module 8) (APM108) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Basic Aerodynamics (Module 8) APM108 5 0 0 5 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery
Learning and Teaching Strategies .
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Instructor Mine ALEMDAROĞLU TEMEL
Course Assistants
Course Objectives SHY-66 Module-8
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Learning theoretical background knowledge of physics of atmosphere
  • Learning theoretical background knowledge of aerodynamics
  • Learning theoretical background knowledge of flight theory, stability and dynamics
Course Content Physics of the Atmosphere, Aerodynamics, Theory of Flight, Flight Stability and Dynamics

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 International Standard Atmosphere (ISA), application to aerodynamics (Module 8.1) -
2 Week-2 International Standard Atmosphere (ISA), application to aerodynamics (Module 8.1) -
3 Airflow around a body; Boundary layer, laminar and turbulent flow, free stream flow (Module 8.2) -
4 Relative airflow, upwash and downwash , vortices, stagnation (Module 8.2) -
5 The terms: camber, chord, mean aerodynamic chord, angle of attack, wash in and wash out, fineness ratio, wing shape and aspect ratio (Module 8.2) -
6 The terms: profile (parasite) drag, induced drag, centre of pressure; Thrust, Weight (Module 8.2) -
7 Aerodynamic Resultant; Generation of Lift and Drag: Angle of Attack (Module 8.2) -
8 Lift coefficient, Drag coefficient, polar curve, stall; Aerofoil contamination including ice, snow, frost (Module 8.2) -
9 Relationship between lift, weight, thrust and drag (Module 8.3) -
10 Glide ratio; Steady state flights, performance (Module 8.3) -
11 Theory of the turn; Influence of load factor: stall (Module 8.3) -
12 Flight envelope and structural limitations; Lift augmentation (Module 8.3) -
13 Longitudinal, lateral and directional stability (active and passive) (Module 8.4) -
14 Longitudinal, lateral and directional stability (active and passive) (Module 8.4) -


Course Book 1. ICAT Module-8
Other Sources 2. Module 8 Lecture Notes

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 10
Final Exam/Final Jury 2 90
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To have knowledge about aviation and basic sciences. X
2 Ability to work in coordination with team members under time pressure conditions.
3 To be able to use the advanced theoretical and practical knowledge and skills acquired in the field in professional life.
4 To be able to solve complex and unpredictable problems encountered in aviation activities with an analytical perspective.
5 To be able to convey verbal and written solutions to national/international issues related to the field in international languages.
6 To be able to use information and communication technologies along with computer software at the level required by the field.
7 Sketch, diagram describing the subject. graphics, technical drawings, etc. can read, understand and prepare documents. X
8 To be able to access, archive and keep up to date technical/administrative documents and books, databases and other information sources related to the field.
9 To have an awareness of professional ethics and responsibility in the stages of collecting/interpreting/disclosing/implementing data related to the field in accordance with the rules.
10 To have professional ethics and occupational safety awareness in order to prioritize the safety factor in their work.
11 To be able to use the techniques, skills and modern maintenance tools required for maintenance applications.
12 Be able to interpret results obtained from various sources and measurements and implement corrective measures where appropriate.
13 He/She will be able to apply her knowledge in a practical way by using the manufacturer's instructions.
14 To improve oneself in social, cultural and historical fields.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 14 5 70
Special Course Internship 1 7 7
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 2 28
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 10 10
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 15 15
Total Workload 130