Course detail: Flight Control and Hydraulic Systems
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.
- 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
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 preview webinar: The Future of Flight Control: A Flight Control Engineer's Perspective
Early registration course fee: $2,595 if you register and pay by the early registration deadline (45 days prior to the first day of class).
Regular registration course fee: $2,795 if you register and pay after the early registration deadline.
Netherlands Defence Academy Discount
This course is available to Netherlands Defence Academy employees at a discounted registration fee. Please contact the NDA Procurement and Contracting department for details. Please note that you cannot register using our online system when requesting this discount.
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.
Classroom hours / CEUs
31.5 classroom hours
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AERO0280 Course Information and Outline (PDF Document)