Course detail: Aerodynamic Design Improvements: High-Lift and Cruise

This course covers recent advances in high-lift systems and aerodynamics as well as cruise drag prediction and reduction. It includes discussion of numerical methods and experimental techniques for performance analysis of wings and bodies and boundary-layer transition prediction/detection.

  • Aircraft design and the importance of lift and drag on fuel efficiency
  • Reynolds number and Mach number effects on aerodynamic lift and drag
  • CFD-based drag prediction and decomposition
  • Boundary-layer transition prediction and instrumentation/visualization techniques
  • Impact of operational, environmental and manufacturing effects on laminar flow
  • Drag reduction techniques including viscous, wave and induced drag
  • High-lift physics of multi-element systems
  • High-lift wind tunnel and flight testing examples
  • Flow separation control and active flow control techniques (cruise and high-lift conditions)
Who Should Attend?
Designed for engineers and managers involved in the aerodynamic design and analysis of airplanes, rotorcraft and other vehicles.

Course Fees
Early registration fee: $2,495 if you register and pay by the early registration deadline (45 days prior to the first day of class).
Regular registration fee: $2,695 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.

Certificate Track
Aircraft Design

Classroom hours / CEUs
35 classroom hours
3.5 CEUs

Course Accessibility
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to participate in University of Kansas educational offerings. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in our Aerospace Short Courses, please email or call 913-897-8530 at least three weeks before the first day of the event.
Please note: If you are attending an Aerospace Short Course onsite at your place of employment, please contact your company's training coordinator for accommodation requests.

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Course Resources
AERO0030 Course Information and Outline (PDF Document)

 Session Detail: PA23005F

Schedule: This course meets September 19-23, 2022. Class times are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday.
Times: 08:00am - 04:00pm
Early registration for a 5-day class : $2495.00

Session Resources
San Diego Aerospace Short Course Event Information


Name Additional Resources
C. P. van Dam

Facility Detail

San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Drive
San Diego, CA 92108
San Diego Marriott Mission Valley

Cancellation Policy

A refund less a $250.00 cancellation fee will be assessed for all cancellations made in writing prior to 5 days before the start of the event. After that time, no refunds will be made.