Course detail

Aircraft Design III

FSI-OK3Acad. year: 2020/2021

The course is concerned with the following topics: Design of space lunchers, including the strength. It provides a systematic interpretation of the conceptual layout, types of structures and their elements and the fundamental problems of the proposal.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Knowledge of basic tasks in the design of space technology.


The basic knowledge of mathematics, mechanics, structure and strength.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

GRUN,M. Kosmonautika současnost a budoucnost. Praha: Horizont, 1983. 331 s. (CS)
FURNISS,T. Historie Kosmických lodí. Praha, Naše vojsko, 2006. 256 s. (CS)
FORTESCUE,P.-STAR,J.-SWINERD,G. Spacecraft Systems Engineering. G, Wiley, 2004. (EN)
DANĚK,V. Mechanika kosmického letu. Brno: CERM, 2018. 305 s. (CS)
LÁLA,P.-VÍTEK,A. Malá encyklopedie kosmonautiky. Praha: Mladá fronta, 1982. 391 s. (CS)
RUŽIČKA,B.-POPELÍNSKÝ,L. Rakety a kosmodromy. Praha: Naše vojsko, 1986. 356 s. (CS)
GILLLAND,B. Jak postavit vesmír. Praha: Euromedia Group, 2015. 224 s. (CS)
KULČÁK,L. Meteorologie. Brno: CERM, 2006. 302 s. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Course-unit credit requirements: participation in the course (80% at the minimum), all elaborated assignments must be hand in on time. The exam is of oral form, three lot-drawn questions and if necessary, the lecturer asks one additional question.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The objective of course is to introduce the students with the fundamentals of space technology, especially in view of the structure.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Lectures and seminars are compulsory, and the attendance (80% at the minimum) is checked and recorded. The absence (in justifiable cases) can be compensated by personal consultation with the lecturer.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-STL , 2. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Space technologies - Introduction to the problem
2. The use of technology and its classification, theory of rocket flight
3. Rocket engines - classification, rocket engines, solid fuel rocket engines
4. Liquid fuel (introduction to the theory, fuels and their properties, construction RM)
5. Construction of missiles – materials
6. Load missiles in flight, subsonic and supersonic aerodynamics missile design
7. Strength of body parts racket
8. Construction of missiles - missiles stabilization, control
9. Protection from excessive heating, vibrations of the rocket,
10. Missile systems
11. Return systems - meaning, historical development, current status, challenges take off and landing, motors,
12. Design, stabilization, management and control systems, the Space Shuttle as the epitome
13. Satellite technology - the history, current state and perspectives, classification and usage, construction, energy equipment, methods of stabilization, thermal protection and protection against radiation, vibrations, instrumentation


13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. The Calculation parameters of ballistic missiles path 1
2. The calculation parameters of ballistic missiles path 2
3. Rocket engine thrust for TPH
4. Design the shape of the powder charge with respect to burning time and achieve maximum thrust
5. Calculation of forces acting on the specified rocket in flight 1
6. Calculation of forces acting on the specified rocket in flight 2
7. Calculation of stabilizing moments
8. Practical task to reduce vibration
9. Conceptual design of the fuel system of the rocket motor at KPH
10. Conceptual design of simulation model to start
11. Conceptual design of simulation model for landing
12. Conceptual design of artificial satellites for a specific purpose 1
13. Conceptual design of artificial satellites for a specific purpose 2