16.00 Introduction to Aerospace and Design

Class Info

Highlights fundamental concepts and practices of aerospace engineering through lectures on aeronautics, astronautics, and the principles of project design and execution. Provides training in the use of Course 16 workshop tools and 3-D printers, and in computational tools, such as CAD. Students engage in teambuilding during an immersive, semester-long project in which teams design, build, and fly radio-controlled lighter-than-air (LTA) vehicles. Emphasizes connections between theory and practice and introduces students to fundamental systems engineering practices, such as oral and written design reviews, performance estimation, and post-flight performance analysis.

This class has no prerequisites.

16.00 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by J. A. Hoffman and R. J. Hansman.

Lecture occurs 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 32-144.

This class counts for a total of 6 credits.

You can find more information at the 16.00 - Introduction to Aerospace Engineering and Design site or on the 16.00 Stellar site.

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