The Use of Modelling and Simulation to Give Students a HEADSTART into Aerospace Engineering

White, Mark D ORCID: 0000-0002-8611-9525, Dadswell, Christopher, Fell, Thomas and Coates, Roy
(2017) The Use of Modelling and Simulation to Give Students a HEADSTART into Aerospace Engineering. In: AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference, 2017-1-9 - 2017-1-13, Grapevine, Texas, USA.

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This paper describes the developments and experience gained with the use of a range of flight simulators to support the Aerospace Engineering undergraduate teaching programs at the University of Liverpool. A range of fixed base and motion simulators have been developed to provide a powerful teaching aid for the undergraduate degree programs. Details of these activities and the evolution of new interactive learning opportunities is described. Such facilities also provide an insight to A-level students who are considering studying aerospace engineering at a University. The HEADSTART Aerospace focus program is presented to show how flight simulators provide a ‘vehicle’ to reinforce concepts introduced within a more traditional lecture structure, allowing students to investigate flight dynamics and control problems through physics based models and performing real-time piloted simulations trials.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Unspecified)
Uncontrolled Keywords: flight simulation, education, aerospace
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2017 14:08
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2023 07:15
DOI: 10.2514/6.2017-1763
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