Aeronautics


Head: Guy Capdeville

Objectives

With civilian air traffic set to double between 2030 and 2040, the field of aeronautics faces numerous challenges ahead:
  • Technological challenges posed by the need to reduce aircraft consumption: development in aircraft aerodynamics, engine improvements and new lighter, more resistant materials; and
  • Workforce challenges associated with the specific training requirements in new aeronautical techniques.
The aeronautics specialisation is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills in aerodynamics, fluid-structure interaction and composite materials to address these challenges.

List of Courses

  • Gas dynamics
  • Aircraft structure modelling
  • Introduction to numerical computation
  • Flight dynamics
  • Aircraft design and construction
  • Inviscid aerodynamics
  • Aircraft propulsion
  • Turbulence modelling
  • Project 1
  • Computational aerodynamics
  • Aeroacoustics
  • Structural dynamics
  • Passive safety of aerodynamic structures
  • Project 2


Examples of past R&D projects

Modelling of winglets' on the Onera-M6 wing
Rocket simulation
Study of the design of ultra-light aircraft
Study of a ramjet engine
Aero-elastic behaviour of airfoils and flaps
Aerodynamic design of a drone
Flight simulation of a hypersonic vehicle

Examples of internships undertaken by previous students

Digital study of the impact of birds on turbo reactors (Safran)
Implementation of Java code to model a nozzle (Safran)
Study and calculations of helicopter blade joints (Airbus Group)
Technical study of airport logistics (Airbus Group)

Career prospects

Traditional aeronautical industries: Airbus Group, Dassault aviation, SAFRAN (Snecma, Turbomeca).
Research and development structures such as ONERA, CERT, CNES and the European Space Agency.
Published on March 16, 2017 Updated on January 22, 2018