The objective of this course is to examine the major systems and concepts related to the development of a vehicle in a global marketplace. The course focuses on the layout of the major space-defining vehicle subsystems in the context of interactions between the subsystems and overall vehicle demands. The process followed will be based on systems engineering and will frame the design process in the context of the vehicle needs. Performance prediction, engineering metrics and design requirements will be presented and discussed for selected subsystems.
Undergraduate course in Strength of Materials or the equivalent or permission from the instructor.