Mechanical Engineering - Aeronautical Engineering (15 credits)

Offered by: Mechanical Engineering     Degree: Bachelor of Engineering

Program Requirements

Students in this concentration take five courses in the area of Aeronautical Engineering. All courses must be passed with a grade of C or better.

Students should discuss their course selection with their adviser and complete a Course Authorization Form, available from the McGill Engineering Student Centre (Student Affairs Office) (Frank Dawson Adams Building, Room 22) or from the Undergraduate Program Coordinator, indicating their intention to take the concentration.

Required Courses (6 credits)

6 credits

  • MECH 532 Aircraft Performance, Stability and Control (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Aircraft performance criteria such as range, endurance, rate of climb, maximum ceiling for steady and accelerated flight. Landing and take-off distances. Static and dynamic stability in the longitudinal (stick-fixed and stick-free) and coupled lateral and directional modes. Control response for all three modes.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Jovan Nedic (Winter)

  • MECH 533 Subsonic Aerodynamics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Kinematics: equations of motion; vorticity and circulation, conformal mapping and flow round simple bodies. Two-dimensional flow round aerofoils. Three-dimensional flows; high and low aspect-ratio wings; airscrews. Wind tunnel interference. Similarity rules for subsonic irrotational flows.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Dan Mateescu (Fall)

    • (3-1-5)

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): MECH 331

Complementary Courses (9 credits)

  • MECH 535 Turbomachinery and Propulsion (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Introduction to propulsion: turboprops, turbofans and turbojets. Review of thermodynamic cycles. Euler turbine equation. Velocity triangles. Axial-flow compressors and pumps. Centrifugal compressors and pumps. Axial-flow turbines. Loss mechanisms. Dimensional analysis of turbomachines. Performance maps. 3-D effects. Introduction to numerical methods in turbomachines. Prediction of performance of gas turbines.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Wagdi George Habashi (Fall)

  • MECH 536 Aerospace Structures (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Aircraft and spacecraft structural components and loads. Bending, shear, torsion and buckling of thin-walled open and closed sections. Structural idealization. Principle of stiffener / web construction. Trusses and isogrid structures. Wing spars and box beams. Fuselage frames and wing ribs. Analysis of riveted, bolted and adhesive joints. Sandwich structures analysis. Thermoelasticity analysis for spacecraft structures.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)

    • Prerequisite: MECH 321 or equivalent

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MECH 432.

  • MECH 537 High-Speed Aerodynamics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Equations of compressible flows. Planar and conical shock waves. Expansion and shock wave interference; shock tubes. Method of characteristics. Supersonic nozzle design. Aerofoil theory in high subsonic, supersonic and hypersonic flows. Conical flows. Yawed, delta and polygonal wings; rolling and pitching rotations. Wing-body systems. Elements of transonic flows.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)

    • Pre/Corequisite (Undergraduate): MECH 533

  • MECH 538 Unsteady Aerodynamics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Fundamental equations of unsteady compressible flows in fixed or moving reference frames. Unsteady flows past bodies in translation and having oscillatory motions. Oscillations of cylindrical pipes or shells subjected to internal flows. Vortex theory of oscillating aerofoils in incompressible flows. Theodorsen's method. Unsteady compressible flow past oscillating aerofoils.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): MECH 533

  • MECH 539 Computational Aerodynamics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Fundamental equations. Basic flow singularities. Boundary element methods. Source, doublet and vortex panel methods for 2D and 3D incompressible and compressible flows. Method of characteristics. Euler equations for inviscid rotational flows. Finite-difference and finite-volume methods. Explicit and implicit time-integration methods. Quasi 1D solutions. Nozzle and confined aerofoil applications.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Sivakumaran Nadarajah (Winter)

  • MECH 559 Engineering Systems Optimization (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Introduction to systems-oriented engineering design optimization. Emphasis on i) understanding and representing engineering systems and their structure, ii) obtaining, developing, and managing adequate computational (physics- and data-based) models for their analysis, iii) constructing appropriate design models for their synthesis, and iv) applying suitable algorithms for their numerical optimization while accounting for systems integration issues. Advanced topics such as coordination of distributed problems and non-deterministic design optimization methods.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Michael Kokkolaras (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)

  • MECH 565 Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer Equipment (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Pipes and piping systems, pumps, and valves. Fans and building air distribution systems. Basic thermal design methods for fins and heat exchangers. Thermal design of shell-and-tube and compact heat exchangers.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

  • MECH 566 Fluid-Structure Interactions (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Pipes and cylindrical shells containing flow: fundamentals and applications in ocean mining, Coriolis mass-flow meters, heat exchangers, nuclear reactors and aircraft engines; chaos. Cylinders in axial flow and in cross-flow; vortex-shedding and galloping. Cylinder arrays in cross-flow; fluidelastic instabilities. Ovalling of chimneys.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

  • MECH 567 Structural Dynamics of Turbomachines (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Fundamentals of turbomachines from the standpoint of structural dynamics and vibration analysis, with preference given to aerospace applications involving aircraft and helicopter engines. Topics include: introduction to the finite element method, aircraft/helicopter engines architecture and main components, general equations of motion in rotordynamics, advanced modal analysis, Campbell diagrams and critical rotational velocity, mistuning and cyclic symmetry, fluid-structure coupling, flutter analysis, high-cycle fatigue.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

  • MECH 579 Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : A comprehensive introduction to important algorithms in sensitivity analysis and multidisciplinary design optimization of large systems. Topics include: unconstrained and constrained optimization, sensitivity analysis, gradient-free optimization, multi-objective optimization, and various multidisciplinary algorithms and approaches for design optimization.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

* Students cannot get credit for both MECH 559 and MECH 579.

Faculty of Engineering—2019-2020 (last updated Sep. 11, 2019) (disclaimer)