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Be introduced to the complex subject of modeling aerospace vehicles in six degrees of freedom (6 DoF). Learn how to build 6 DoF aerospace simulations by working with aircraft and missile prototypes which exemplify 6 DoF aerodynamic modeling, rocket and turbojet propulsion, actuating systems, autopilots, guidance and seekers.

Course Outline

  • Concepts in Modeling with Tensors
  • Matrices, Vectors, and Tensors
  • Coordinate Systems
  • Kinematics of Flight Mechanics
  • Equations of Motion of Aircraft and Missiles
  • Aerodynamics of Aircraft and Missiles
  • Propulsion
  • Autopilots for Aircraft and Missiles
  • Seekers for Missiles
  • Guidance and Navigation
  • Full-up Aircraft Simulation in FORTRAN and C++
  • Full-up Missile Simulation in FORTRAN and C++

Course Details

Duration: 2 days

Who should attend: Designed for engineers tasked to employ, modify or develop detailed aerospace vehicle simulations and conduct performance evaluations

Prerequisite: Familiarity with vehicle dynamics and control is assumed, but no prior knowledge of simulations is required. Own laptop computer required

Accreditation: National accreditation is currently not available for this course

Trainer: Prof Allen Greenwood, Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Mississippi State University. Published technical author

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Babcock Training Academy

Level 9
70 Franklin Street
Adelaide  SA  5000

tel: +61 8 8440 1498