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Flight mechanics - Lift and trajectory
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Flight mechanics - Lift and trajectory

This course is part of Fundamentals of Flight mechanics Specialization

Taught in English

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Eric Poquillon

Instructor: Eric Poquillon

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6 hours (approximately)
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What you'll learn

  • Define the lift coefficent.

  • Describe the relation between angle of attack and speed.

  • Describe the limitation of a flight interms of speed, altitude and attitude.

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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Intermediate level
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6 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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There are 4 modules in this course

At the end of this module, you will understand the influence of the angle of attack and speed on the lift.

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2 videos6 readings3 quizzes1 discussion prompt1 plugin

Let's focus on hazards and limitations, like stall, spiral dive, or flutter... You will understand why stall phenomenon and Mach number limit the maximum lift and altitude the airplane can achieve. What is flutter and why the altitude and speed of the airplane must be restricted to a safe domain?

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11 videos4 readings7 quizzes1 discussion prompt

As we know how to create lift, let's use it now to actually control the trajectory. We will first look at how to change our flight direction in the horizontal plane by doing a turn. We will then look at the change in the vertical plane when we pull up or push over. Sometimes, alteration of the trajectory is due to external factors like turbulence, which may result in unwanted load factor spikes. We will determine what we can do to reduce this nuisance.

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6 videos3 readings3 quizzes1 discussion prompt

Test your knowledge.

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1 reading1 quiz1 discussion prompt

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Eric Poquillon
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