of Sofia
Civil Aviation Authority
Department's Location
BG language

Aviation Engineering in English

Description of the Courses

Computational methods in engineering

Errors in computations, Approximation of functions; Linear and nonlinear equations; Numerical integration of functions and ordinary differential equations; Direct measurement errors, Statistical theory with engineering applications; Statistical analysis of stochastic systems; Least square method, Regression analysis; Correlation analysis.

Economics of air transport

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Aircrafts automatic control systems

Dynamic, static and operation system properties are revealed. Special attention is paid to pilot automate control systems interaction. Processing principles of helicopter and plane automate control systems operation are regarded and their special features are introduced. In the course of laboratory practice the following items are shown: dynamic profiles of angular and flight-path movement control systems; main units features.

Computational aerodynamics

Introduction to computational fluid dynamics. Conversation laws of fluid motion and boundary condition. Finite volume method. Solution of discretised equations. Meshes.

Electrical systems of aircrafts

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Structural mechanics of aircraft structures

Thinwalled beams; Variational methods; Plates and shells; Displacements in aircraft structures; Plastic deformations; Composite materials

Theory of air traffic control

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Mechanical vibrations

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Satellite navigation systems

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Systems engineering

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Students are taught how to solve problems of ground flight supplying details. Airport machinery and equipment use are regarded . It is supposed knowledge and skills in operation prognosis, working efficiency of airport and its automated control systems to be gained

Reliability in Aviation

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Analysis of aircraft structures by finite element method

Modelling of structures by finite elements; Truss and beam structures; Plane, plate and shell elements; Dynamic problems; Nonlinear problems; Aeroelastic problems; Optimal design.

Communication and information systems in aviation

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Foundation of aeroelasticity

Influence of aeroelasticity phenomena over aircraft stability and controllability characteristics.

Fracture mechanics

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Accuracy and reliability in navigation

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Fundamentals of experimental aerodynamics

Wind tunnels. Principle of balance of wind tunnels.

Noise and vibration in aerospace engineering

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