**GATE Syllabus of Aerospace Engineering 2014**

**Gate Syllabus for Aerospace Engineering 2014 includes General Aptitute(GA) questions like English grammar, verbal analogies, instructions, critical reasoning and verbal deduction,Sentence completion,Word groups. Engineering Mathematics is also included in question papers for Gate 2014. Detail syllabus of Aerospace Engineering is updated in this page.**

AEROSPACE ENGINEERING (AE) - GATE 2014 - SYLLABUS

FLIGHT MECHANICS

standard atmosphere, Properties. Classification of aircraft.Airplane (fixed wing aircraft) configuration and various parts.

Airplane performance: Pressure altitude; calibrated,Equivalent, indicated air speeds; Primary flight instruments: Altimeter, VSI, ASI, Turn-bank indicator. Drag polar; take off and landing; Descent & Steady climb,-absolute and service ceiling; cruise climb, cruise , endurance or loiter, turning flight, load factor, V-n diagram; Winds: head, tail & cross winds.

Static stability: Angle of attack, sideslip; pitch,roll & yaw controls; longitudinal stick fixed & free stability, horizontal tail position and size; vertical tail position and size ,directional stability; dihedral stability. Wing dihedral, position & sweep; stick forces, hinge moments.

Dynamic stability: Euler angles; Equations of motion; aerodynamic moments and forces, control & stability derivatives; longitudinal modes; lateral-directional modes; decoupling of longitudinal and lat-directional dynamics.

SPACE DYNAMICS

Central force motion, determination of orbital and trajectory period in simple cases. Elements of rocket motor performance, Orbit transfer, in-plane and out-of-plane

AERODYNAMICS

Basic Fluid Mechanics: Incompressible irrotational flow, Kelvin and Helmholtz theorem, Superposition and singularities, boundary layer on a flat plate, viscous flows

Airfoils and wings: Classification of airfoils, high lift devices, aerodynamic characteristics, Kutta Joukowski theorem; lift generation; wing theory; induced drag; thin airfoil theory; qualitative treatment of low aspect ratio wings.

Viscous Flows: Flow separation, introduction to turbulence, structure of a turbulent boundary layer, transition.

Compressible Flows: Dynamics and Thermodynamics of I-D flow, normal shock, oblique shock, isentropic flow ,Prandtl-Meyer flow, flow in diffusers and nozzles , inviscid flow in a c-d nozzle, flow in diffusers. supersonic and subsonic airfoils, compressibility effects on lift and drag, critical and drag divergence Mach number, wave drag.

Wind Tunnel Testing: Measurement and visualisation techniques.

STRUCTURES

Stress and Strain: Equations of equilibrium, constitutive law, strain-displacement relationship, plane strain and stress, Airy’s stress function,compatibility equations.

Flight Vehicle Structures: Characteristics of aircraft structures and materials, bending and flexural shear ,torsion. Flexural shear flow in thin-walled sections. Failure theories. Loads on aircraft, Buckling.

Structural Dynamics: Free and forced vibration of discrete systems. Resonance and Damping. Dynamics of continuous systems.

PROPULSION-

Thermodynamics of Aircraft Gas Turbine engines, thrust and thrust augmentation.

Turbomachinery: centrifugal pumps and compressors, Axial compressors and turbines

Aerothermodynamics of non rotating propulsion components: Intakes, nozzle and Combustor.Thermodynamics of scramjets and ramjets. Elements of rocket propulsion.

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