Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
In addition to the history of aviation, the aim of this course is to have knowledge about the principles of flying, old and new aircraft types and the definition of structural elements in various aircraft, aircraft and helicopter power systems.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç. Dr. Selçuk Ekici
Learning Outcomes
1Define the physical characteristics of the atmosphere. Explain the physical characteristics of air. Explain the international standart atmosphere.
2Express the theory of flight. Explain the basic principles (aerostatic, aerodynamic theory). Explain boundary layer. Explain the components of aerodynamic force. Express airfoil and its characteristics. Categorize the components of aircraft components.
3Define stall. Explain the stall speed. Explain the working principles of high lift devices.
4Define flight control surfaces. Categorize primary flight control surfaces. Categorize secondary flight control surfaces. Explain aircraft stability.
5Define high speed flight characteristics. Explain subsonic/transonic/supersonic flight. Explain speed of sound. Explain shock waves. Explain Mach number, critical Mach number and sweep angle.
6Define the drag. Explain the parasite drag. Explain the induced drag.
Mode of Delivery
Daytime Class
Prerequisites and co-requisities
There is no prerequisite or co-requisite for this course.
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
Theory of flying; Classification of flying objects; Basic concepts: motion, relative motion, standard atmosphere, principles of flight (transport, drag, moment and aerostatic charges); Old and new aircraft types; Basic aircraft elements: fuselage, wing, tail gear, main flight control surfaces and their properties, landing gear; Power systems in aircraft and helicopters: Piston engine, propeller, turboprop, turbojet, turboshaft, turbofan engines.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
1Basic principles: Physics of the atmosphere, the physical characteristics of air, International Standard Atmosphere N/AN/A
2Subsonic airflow (Bernoulli's Theorem) N/AN/A
3Theory of flight: Aerostatic, aerodynamic theory N/AN/A
5Aeroplane aerodynamics: The components aerodynamic force, pitching moment, L/D ratio N/AN/A
6Boundary layer N/AN/A
7Stall N/AN/A
8High lift devices N/AN/A
9Midterm ExamN/AN/A
10Primary flight control surfaces. N/AN/A
11Secondary flight control surfaces. N/AN/A
12Aircraft stability N/AN/A
13High Speed Flight: Speed of sound, Mach number, shock waves, critical Mach number, wave drag N/AN/A
14Final ExamN/AN/A
Recommended or Required Reading
Anadolu University, Open Education Publications
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures11313
Individual Study for Mid term Examination5525
Individual Study for Final Examination1010100
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
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