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Dudley Smith

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[Smith, Dudley]
  • Professor of Practice, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
  • Professor in Practice, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Courses

      • MAE 3406-001 FLIGHT PERFORMANCE & STABILITY

        The course content will include a review of basic aerodynamics, aircraft static stability & control, propeller theory & basic engine performance and an introduction to aircraft performance. Topics covered include basic airfoil and wing theory, viscous flows and aircraft drag, static stability & control, propeller analysis & propulsion basics and air vehicle performance (cruise, climbing, gliding, maneuvering, range, endurance, etc.). Theory formulation, variable definition, analysis procedure and results presentation will follow industry standards. This shall include standard industrial practices developed by national and international agencies including ISO, Six Sigma, government (e.g., FARS, MIL STD) and professional organizations (e.g. AIAA, SAE).

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 4351-003 AEROSPACE VEHICLE DESIGN II

        As the principal integration courses in the professional portion of your degree plan, the format of MAE 4350 Aerospace Vehicle Design I and MAE 4351 Aerospace Vehicle Design II are somewhat different than what you have experienced in your first few years of basic university courses. The courses are structured to provide the student with the integration of all their previous courses in an applied, design format. The lectures are presented with an “industrial perspective” of the material and its use in that environment is emphasized. As such, the professor will be your “customer/client/manager” and you, the student, are the “engineer” providing the requested analysis and presentation of the results. The intent is to prepare the student to quickly perform at a high level in industry upon graduation.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019Contact info & Office Hours
      • AE 5363-001 INTRODUCTION TO ROTORCRAFT ANALYSIS

        Introduction to rotorcraft analysis and performance, including the aerodynamics and dynamics of rotors, and the assessment of aircraft drag, basic vehicle performance, stability and control characteristics, evaluation of systems and an introduction to initial air vehicle sizing.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019Contact info & Office Hours
      • ME 5363-001 INTRODUCTION TO ROTORCRAFT ANALYSIS

        Introduction to rotorcraft analysis and performance, including the aerodynamics and dynamics of rotors, and the assessment of aircraft drag, basic vehicle performance, stability and control characteristics, evaluation of systems and an introduction to initial air vehicle sizing.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 4363-001 INTRODUCTION TO ROTORCRAFT ANALYSIS

        Introduction to rotorcraft analysis and performance, including the aerodynamics and dynamics of rotors, and the assessment of aircraft drag, basic vehicle performance, stability and control characteristics, evaluation of systems and an introduction to initial air vehicle sizing.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 4350-002 AEROSPACE VEHICLE DESIGN I

        Analysis and design of an aerospace system such as a complete flight vehicle, a propulsion system, a structural system, or a control system; market analysis, operating studies, mission specification, civil and military certification requirements; design process, methods and tools; configuration concept selection, integration of design disciplines (aerodynamics, performance, flight mechanics, structures, cost, systems, etc.). Prerequisite: C or better in each of the following, MAE 3406 and MAE 3405.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours1 Document
      • AE 5363-001 Introduction to Rotorcraft

        Introduction to rotorcraft analysis and performance, including the aerodynamics and dynamics of rotors, and the assessment of aircraft drag, basic vehicle performance, stability and control characteristics, evaluation of systems and an introduction to initial air vehicle sizing

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours1 Document
      • AE 5363-001 Introduction to Rotorcraft

        AE/ME 5363 & MAE 4301 INTRODUCTION to ROTORCRAFT (3-0)

        Introduction to rotorcraft analysis and performance, including the aerodynamics and dynamics of rotors, and the assessment of aircraft drag, basic vehicle performance, stability and control characteristics, evaluation of systems and an introduction to initial air vehicle sizing.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 3306-001 FLIGHT PERFORMANCE & STABILITY

        MAE 3406. FLIGHT PERFORMANCE & STABILITY. 4 Hours.

        Classical Aerodynamics including potential flow theory for lifting flows; airfoil and finite wing theory; panel and vortex-lattice methods. Lift and drag buildup for aircraft. Aircraft performance analysis including cruise, climbing, gliding and turning flight, range and endurance. Aircraft longitudinal, lateral and roll stability and control. Prerequisite: C or better in MAE 3303 (or concurrent enrollment).

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016Contact info & Office Hours1 Document
      • MAE 4350-001 AEROSPACE VEHICLE DESIGN I

        MAE 4350. AEROSPACE VEHICLE DESIGN I. 3 Hours.

        Analysis and design of an aerospace system such as a complete flight vehicle, a propulsion system, a structural system, or a control system; market analysis, operating studies, mission specification, civil and military certification requirements; design process, methods and tools; configuration concept selection, integration of design disciplines (aerodynamics, performance, flight mechanics, structures, cost, systems, etc.). Prerequisite: C or better in each of the following, MAE 3406 and MAE 3405.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016Contact info & Office Hours1 Document
      • MAE 3406-001 Flight Performance & Stability

        Brief review of fluid mechanic fundamentals, introduction to classical aerodynamics, introduction to aircraft performance and an introduction to aircraft static stability & control effectors. Topics covered include basic airfoil and wing theory, performance attributes (cruise, climbing, gliding, maneuvering, range, endurance, etc.) and static stability & control (longitudinal, lateral & directional stability) and control effectors and their operation.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 5363-001 Introduction to Rotorcraft

        Introduction to rotorcraft analysis and performance, including the aerodynamics and dynamics of rotors, and the assessment of aircraft drag, basic vehicle performance, stability and control characteristics, evaluation of systems and an introduction to initial air vehicle sizing.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 3306-001 FLIGHT PERFORMANCE & STABILITY

        Airplane Performance & Static Stability

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 5363-001 Introduction to Rotorcraft

        Introduction to rotorcraft analysis and performance, including the aerodynamics and dynamics of rotors, and the assessment of aircraft drag, basic vehicle performance, stability and control characteristics, evaluation of systems and an introduction to initial air vehicle sizing.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 4000-047 Undergraduate Research

        Independent studies on advanced aircraft performance.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 3360-002 Engineering Analysis

        Mathematical analysis with emphasis on solution techniques and engineering applications. Topics include: ordinary differential equations (ODE), Laplace Transform, numerical solutions of ODE, boundary value problems, Fourier series, Sturm-Liouville problem and vector calculus.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015Contact info & Office Hours

Other Teaching Activities

  • 2015
    • Curriculum Development
      • Jan 2015 Vertical Lift/Rotorcraft Track in MAE

        To address an identified educational need from industry, I, with my chairman and others,  am developing the course structure, syllabi, and individual courses for vertical lift/rotorcraft analysis and design track within MAE. The initial developemnt of 5+ new courses to provide a core in response to industry request presently utilizes over half my time.