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Build a future working with aircraft, spacecraft, rockets, unpiloted aerial and space robotic platforms, and more. In this program, you'll have opportunities for advanced education and creative research. These are essential skills for careers in teaching, research, or design. Through your study, you'll also find opportunities to contribute to the body of knowledge in the field. When you graduate, you'll be ready to design and analyze the systems used in aerospace, aeronautics, and astronautics.
ODU's Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering has close ties with: NASA Langley Research Center, Air Force Research Laboratory, Naval Research Laboratory, and other government agencies and local industries
Conservation laws for viscous and inviscid flows. Boundary conditions; analytical and numerical solution of viscous flow problems; boundary-layer theory; 2 and 3-dimensional potential flows; applications to airfoils, wings, and internal flows; introduction to turbulence. Prerequisites: MAE 601 or MATH 691.
This course will cover the following topics: classification of single partial differential equations; finite difference methods; stability analysis, including convergence, consistency, and efficiency; basics of finite volume methods; model equations of hyperbolic, parabolic and elliptic type; and explicit and implicit schemes, central and upwind schemes, and weak solutions of quasi-linear hyperbolic equations. Prerequisites: MAE 601 or MATH 691.
Principles governing the dynamics and control of vehicles in space flight. Equations of motion development and solution including inertial/gravitational/aerodynamic/propulsive loads, decoupled translational and attitude motions. Ortibal mechanics including elements, initial-value propagation, adjustments/transfers, Lambert boundary-value problem, perturbations, and nonlinear simulation. Attitude dynamics including torque free, gravity moment, axisymmetric/unsymmetric vehicles, and dual spinners. Flight control system design and analysis including impulsive velocities, finite burns, Lambert targeting, linear designusing momentum wheels, and nonlinear phase-plane design using thrusters. Prerequisites: MAE 604 and MAE 640.
Students entering the Master of Engineering program in Aerospace Engineering should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)
The applicant must have earned an undergraduate degree from an accredited university in aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering mechanics, or a closely related discipline, such as physics or mathematics, and must also meet Old Dominion University’s general requirements for admission.
Applicants with degrees in disciplines other than aerospace engineering or mechanical engineering are required to complete up to three leveling courses. A remedial study plan will be designed for the applicant by the GPD in order to prepare the student for graduate work in the shortest possible time. The selected courses are subject to satisfying the prerequisites listed in the catalog. If an applicant already has a minor in aerospace engineering or mechanical engineering, then no leveling courses are necessary.
Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
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