Course detail: Flight Control and Hydraulic Systems - ONLINE

Description
This course covers fundamental design issues, along with analysis and design methodologies for aerospace hydraulic and flight control systems. Topics include design requirements, component description and operation, component and system math modeling, component sizing, system layout rationale, system sizing and airframe integration. The course emphasizes the fundamentals and necessary engineering tools (both analytical and otherwise) needed to understand and design aerospace hydraulic and flight control systems. Practical examples and actual systems are presented and discussed throughout the class.

Highlights

  • Hydraulic flow fundamentals
  • Hydraulic components operation and sizing (actuators, valves, regulators, pumps, motors, accumulators, etc.)
  • Servovalve operation and sizing
  • Power Control Units (PCUs) function and operation
  • Hydraulic system design and airframe integration
  • Mechanism fundamentals
  • Flight control system design and airframe integration
  • Flight control system failure modes and design considerations
  • Fly by Wire Systems

Course Schedule
When this course is offered online for open enrollment delivery, it meets for 9 live-online sessions held three times per week (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays) for 3 hours. All live sessions are recorded and made available online the following day.
For in-house training, contact us at professionalprograms@ku.edu for your custom scheduling needs.

Who Should Attend?
This course is designed for system- and component-level engineers and managers, including airframe, vendor, industry and government. It is also designed for educators involved with aerospace mechanical systems.

Course Fee
Regular Online Registration fee: $1,995
Late Online Registration fee: $2,195 (registrations received within 7 days of course start date)
Registration is open until the first day of the course; however, early registration is encouraged.
The online course fee includes individual access to the Zoom course meetings and to course materials, readings, videos, and resources in Blackboard, the University of Kansas Learning Management System.

The 2 textbooks required for this course must be purchased separately. Digital copies are available from both Google Play and iBooks.

  • Aerospace Hydraulic Systems, Wayne Stout, Phd., April 2013, DesignAerospace LLC (Google Play, iBooks)
  • Aerospace Flight Control Systems, Wayne Stout, Phd., January 2018,DesignAerospace LLC (Google Play, iBooks)

U.S. Federal Employee Discount
This course is available to U.S. federal employees at 10% off the registration fee. To receive the federal employee discount, you must enter the code FGVT116 during the checkout process. Please note that you must validate your eligibility to receive this discount by entering your U.S. government email address (ending in .gov or .mil) when creating your online registration profile. This discount is available for both the early registration and regular registration fees.

Certificate Track
Aircraft Design

Classroom hours / CEUs
31.5 classroom hours
3.15 CEUs


Course Resources
Technical Requirements and Details for Aerospace Online Short Courses

Available sessions