CQUniversity Unit Profile
AVAT12006 Aerodynamics (Commercial Pilot Licence)
Aerodynamics (Commercial Pilot Licence)
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General Information

Overview

Aerodynamics (Commercial Pilot Licence) will provide you with the knowledge of aerodynamics relevant for low altitude, sub-sonic flight in piston engine aircraft. You will cover the aeronautical knowledge requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority Commercial Pilot Licence aerodynamics syllabus. You will study the aerodynamic properties of an aerofoil and how it produces lift and drag. You will also study the forces and moments acting on an aeroplane in flight and how these affect an aeroplane's stability and controllability. Normal and abnormal flight characteristics and performance will also be studied.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites: AVAT11002 Basic Aeronautical Knowledge; AVAT11003 Basic Aeronautical Practice and AVAT11005 Aviation Physics

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2018

Bundaberg
Cairns
Distance

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Group Work
Weighting: 40%
2. Examination
Weighting: 60%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Explain the aerodynamic properties of an aerofoil
  2. Apply the Coanda effect and Bernoulli's theorem to demonstrate and calculate how an aerofoil produces lift and drag
  3. Examine the forces and moments acting on an aircraft in all stages of flight
  4. Discuss the factors that affect stability and control of an aircraft in flight
  5. Determine the performance aspects of power, weight and speed in flight manoeuvres
  6. Explain the factors that affect the stall and spin characteristics of an aeroplane.

N/A

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Group Work - 40%
2 - Examination - 60%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
10 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Group Work - 40%
2 - Examination - 60%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Aerodynamics For The CASA PPL/CPL Day VFR Syllabus

Edition: Most recent available (Current Edition)
Authors: Aviation Theory Centre
Aviation Theory Centre
Cheltenham Cheltenham , Victoria , Australia
ISBN: 9781875537839
Binding: Other

Additional Textbook Information

The textbook can be purchased through the bookstore. You may also purchase it from Aviation Theory Centre: https://aviationtheory.net.au/ You can view a picture of the book here: https://www.conceptaviation.com.au/image/ex-large/2708_aerodynamics-aviation-theory-centre.jpg

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Sabitha Banu Unit Coordinator
s.banu@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 05 Mar 2018

Module/Topic

Forces Acting on the Aeroplane

Chapter

Forces Acting on the Aeroplane

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 12 Mar 2018

Module/Topic

Propellers

Chapter

Propellers

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 19 Mar 2018

Module/Topic

Balance and Trim

Chapter

Balance and Trim

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 26 Mar 2018

Module/Topic

Stability and Control 1

Chapter

Stability and Control 1

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 02 Apr 2018

Module/Topic

Stability and Control 2

Chapter

Stability and Control 2

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 09 Apr 2018

Module/Topic

Enjoy the time off although remember you have an assignment due soon and an upcoming exam.

Be great,

Ron Bishop

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 16 Apr 2018

Module/Topic

Straight Flight

Chapter

Straight Flight

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Begin Date: 23 Apr 2018

Module/Topic

Climbing and Descending

Chapter

Straight Flight (Flight Profiles)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 30 Apr 2018

Module/Topic

Turning

Chapter

Turning

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 07 May 2018

Module/Topic

Atmospheric Disturbances

Chapter

Effects of Atmospheric Disturbances

Events and Submissions/Topic

AVGAS Solution Paper Due: Week 9 Monday (7 May 2018) 9:00 am AEST
Week 10 Begin Date: 14 May 2018

Module/Topic

Windshear and Turbulence

Chapter

Effects of Atmospheric Disturbances

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 21 May 2018

Module/Topic

Stalling

Chapter

Stalling

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 28 May 2018

Module/Topic

Spin and Stall Recovery

Chapter

Stalling

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 04 Jun 2018

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 11 Jun 2018

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Tasks

1 Group Work

Assessment Title
AVGAS Solution Paper

Task Description

This assignment will broaden your understanding of alternative fuel or propulsion systems. You will need to scan relevant literature (textbooks, websites, etc) to explain and discuss alternative fuel or propulsion systems for General Aviation. The main fuel source currently used in General Aviation is AVGAS. Experts agree that AVGAS availability is declining. Parts of the world don't have access to AVGAS. This is a concern to aviation as a large portion of General Aviation (GA) relies on AVGAS to operate. Electric power, Diesel/Kerosene (AVTUR), and many other fuels and propulsion systems are being explored.
Your paper should briefly cover the following areas:
Replacing AVGAS with alternative fuel or propulsion systems in General Aviation.
The paper will draw on sourced literature and other sources. (Hint: Use the Library's resource search and online journal databases, (eg., Ebscohost, books, videos, etc.)
Format
The paper is to be written in essay format, with an Introduction, Body, and Conclusion, and will be properly referenced using the Harvard Style. An abstract is required. Do not provide a table of contents. Pages should be numbered in Arabic numerals at the top right corner, except for the title page (no page number) and the abstract should have Roman numerals starting at ii. 1500 words maximum.


Assessment Due Date

Week 9 Monday (7 May 2018) 9:00 am AEST


Return Date to Students

Weighting
40%

Assessment Criteria

Written Assessment

Assessment Criteria

Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the AVGAS problem and development of new fuels and propulsion systems to solve this problem. Extensive knowledge and understanding of the historical development of aviation as demonstrated by a well informed and critical discussion of the conditions and technological advances that will solve the AVGAS problem in General Aviation.

HD: Excellent and appropriate use of examples and good grasp of how technology can change GA from using primarily AVGAS to Alternative Fuels or propulsion systems to ensure the fuel source is sustainable.
D: Considerable knowledge and understanding of the fuel issues of aviation as demonstrated by a well informed and critical discussion of the conditions and technological advances which will lead to a sustainable fuel. Very good use of examples.
C: Appropriate use of examples of possible fuels and propulsion systems that can ensure General Aviation is Sustainable. Decent use of examples.
P: Basic knowledge and understanding of the alternative fuel development of aviation as demonstrated by a well informed and critical discussion of the conditions and technological advances that will lead to a sustainable fuel source.
P: Some use of examples and milestones. Little knowledge and understanding of the AVGAS problem of General Aviation as demonstrated by a well informed and critical discussion of the conditions and technological advances which lead to the development of a sustainable fuel for General Aviation.
F: No use of examples. No grasp of the subject on the AVGAS problem. No or limited references. Very poor referencing.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Explain the aerodynamic properties of an aerofoil
  • Apply the Coanda effect and Bernoulli's theorem to demonstrate and calculate how an aerofoil produces lift and drag
  • Examine the forces and moments acting on an aircraft in all stages of flight
  • Discuss the factors that affect stability and control of an aircraft in flight
  • Determine the performance aspects of power, weight and speed in flight manoeuvres


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work
  • Information Technology Competence

Examination

Outline
Complete an invigilated examination

Date
During the examination period, at a CQUniversity examination centre

Weighting
60%

Length
90 minutes

Details
Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Open Book
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