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doug.hunsaker

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Welcome to AeroAcademy - an online community with free educational courses on aerodynamics. Understand the physics, gain intuition, and broaden your impact in the aerospace community through online education and discussions. We have four courses up right now, with several more in the works that will be posted in the coming months.

https://aero-academy.org/

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I'm an assistant professor at Utah State University with the goal of providing exceptional educational content accessible around the world. I recognize much of this content is on the theoretical side for home builders, but having worked at Scaled Composites for two years, I believe a little math goes a long way to helping people better understand the physics of flight and aircraft design.

Please check it out and let me know what you think.

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-dh
 

Jay Kempf

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Thanks Doug,

This looks good for anyone even if the math is past some it is still very interesting. Stanford.edu used to have a whole syllabus online and last time I looked it had all been taken down. Didn't get far enough in to see if you started working real world problems but hope you do. Hoerner and then Carmichael drag accounting has always been a fascination of mine.
 

Yellowhammer

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Welcome to AeroAcademy - an online community with free educational courses on aerodynamics. Understand the physics, gain intuition, and broaden your impact in the aerospace community through online education and discussions. We have four courses up right now, with several more in the works that will be posted in the coming months.

https://aero-academy.org/

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I'm an assistant professor at Utah State University with the goal of providing exceptional educational content accessible around the world. I recognize much of this content is on the theoretical side for home builders, but having worked at Scaled Composites for two years, I believe a little math goes a long way to helping people better understand the physics of flight and aircraft design.

Please check it out and let me know what you think.

Best,
-dh

Signed up for the courses. Thanks for making us aware of this awesome program. Especially for individuals such as myself.

Maybe now I can get a formal education of sorts on Aeronautical Engineering and Design.
 

AeroER

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Looks interesting, and I expect I will enroll.

But, the piece usually missing in every curricula is the development of design loads from end to end, "spec" as in the old CAR 3 and simplified FAR23, and rational. Plus they need to be practical with respect to designing a light airplane.
 

drgondog

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Looks interesting, and I expect I will enroll.

But, the piece usually missing in every curricula is the development of design loads from end to end, "spec" as in the old CAR 3 and simplified FAR23, and rational. Plus they need to be practical with respect to designing a light airplane.
Tutoring on a paid syllabus means extreme caution on 'teaching' a method to predict and apply aerodynamic loads to the design airframe. It is a legal way to tell you Go With God' to get yer 'assumed' loads.

"Airframe Structures" by Peery is an excellent text addressing not only structures but also aero and inertia load development - but quite a leap to a.) bring the math/engineering background to study the theory, b.) understand his written limitations to the application of the theories, c.) Translate the end of chapter course work to your project, and d.) emerge with full confidence that you will survive normal flight and gust envelope.
 

AeroER

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Frankly, most of your comment serves no purpose except as an attempt to cast mystery over the process. Unfortunately the forum is full of these non-answers.

Peery does no more than trivial mention of aero loads. Same as Bruhn or Nui or the rest of the classic aircraft structures texts.
 

mcrae0104

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Peery does no more than trivial mention of aero loads. Same as Bruhn or Nui or the rest of the classic aircraft structures texts.
Good grief. Peery's book is entitled Aircraft Structures, not Aerodynamic Loads. Unlike asking Siri, one does have to read more than one book to design an airplane.

Frankly, most of your comment serves no purpose except as an attempt to cast mystery over the process. Unfortunately the forum is full of these non-answers.
You might be taken more seriously if you'd waited for more than four posts to lodge this complaint. I expect nearly all of us here welcome input from new members, but this strategy ain't exactly straight out of How to Win Friends and Influence People.
 
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addicted2climbing

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Wow, I look forward to going through these courses. I am a bit busy and could not start until late November. Will they still be free at that point? Also are they in order of which class to take in the series?

Best regards,,

Marc
 

wktaylor

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FYI... for-what-it's worth... +50 Years ago [DANG], my first real introduction to 'aero' was...

NAVAIR 00-80T-80
AERODYNAMICS FOR NAVAL AVIATORS
BY H. H. HURT, JR. UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
00-80t-80.pdf (faa.gov)
NOTE. This FAA copy is fairly clear for a digitized/compressed document... but original print versions are available thru used book sellers.

ANA has lots of great info... explained in slightly technical terms and with simple calculations... for 1960s NAVY guys who graduated 'with basket weaving degrees'... It really helped me wrap my head around this subject early-on!

NOTE. HH Hurt wrote other useful books/documents in the 1960s/70s with illustrations and explanations for dummies... just like me.
 
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