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1 Center for Aeronautics Studies Federal University of Minas Gerais - Brasil A Brazilian Experience in Aeronautic Engineering Teaching

2 Center for Aeronautics Studies Federal University of Minas Gerais - Brasil CEA foundation and CB.1 Gaivota September 1963 September 1963 Foundation of CEA – Center for Aeronautical Studies – in order to support aircraft development at UFMG – Federal University of Minas Gerais – (design, calculation and construction). In 1964, the sailplane CEA101-CB.1-Gaivota (designed by Prof. Cláudio P. Barros) was finished and made its first flight. Some students (mechanical engineering students) worked in the construction. The entire design was based on Prof. Stelio Frati design methodology. Wing Span12.0 m Length5.25 m Empty Weight130 kgf Max. Weight210 kgf L/D max 20:1 Vy min 0.89 m/s

3 Center for Aeronautics Studies Federal University of Minas Gerais - Brasil CB.2 Minuano Motivated by the knowledge acquired through the experience with Gaivota, the design of CEA102-CB.2-Minuano begins. It was to become the most efficient sailplane in Brazil (L/Dmax=38), making use of flaps, retract landing gear, combining aluminum, wood, and honeycomb in its structure. In 1975, Minuano made its first flight test. This was the cornerstone for the establishment of the Aeronautical Engineering Course at UFMG. Wing Span15.0 m Aspect Ratio22 Empty Weight190 kgf Max. Weight280 kgf L/D max 38:1 Vy min 0.90 m/s

4 Center for Aeronautics Studies Federal University of Minas Gerais - Brasil Aeronautical Engineering Course The emphasis in Aeronautical Engineering linked to the Mechanical Engineering Course was created and recognized by the official Brazilian Education Department. Besides the Mechanical Engineering classes, the Aeronautical student has to enroll in the following classes: - Introduction at Aeronautical Technology - Aerodynamics - Aircraft Performance - Aircraft Stability and Control - Aircraft Maintenance - Aircraft Systems - Structures Theory applied to Aircrafts I - Structures Theory applied to Aircrafts II - Aircraft Design I - Aircraft Design II - Flight tests

5 Center for Aeronautics Studies Federal University of Minas Gerais - Brasil Aeronautical Engineering Course In its first years of activity, the Aeronautical Engineering emphasis had the support of experts from EMBRAER (Brazilian Aeronautical Industry), CTA (Brazilian Aerospace Technology Center), and the Brazilian Air Force. The current teaching staff is composed entirely of former in-house under-graduate students. Approximately 300 aeronautical engineers have graduated from this university. And over half of those are currently working at EMBRAER. Two basic philosophies apply to this course: -Basic knowledge in mechanical engineering and aeronautical engineering are the same, and; -In order for a solid education in aeronautical engineering to take place it is desirable to have student participation in product development.

6 Center for Aeronautics Studies Federal University of Minas Gerais - Brasil Aeronautical Engineering Course Due to the fact that the core for both mechanical and aeronautical engineering is the same, a merger of aeronautical students in mechanical engineering classes has the following advantages: -reduction in teaching costs; -access to Mechanical Engineering Department infrastructure, which is already diverse and well established; -acquisition of open-minded knowledge by students. Student participation in product (airplanes) development promotes: creativity; entrepreneur sense; management skills; teamwork abilities; technical responsibility.

7 Center for Aeronautics Studies Federal University of Minas Gerais - Brasil CB.7 Vesper Development of CEA/CETEC303-CB.7-Vesper, the first aircraft from the Southern hemisphere which was totally developed in composite materials. It is a side-by-side two seat motorglider equipped with an 80hp Limbach engine and a 3-position Hoffman propeller. Germany Aerospace Institute (DLR – Braunschweig – Dipl. Ing. Armin Quast) provided technical support on composite material design and construction. In 1990 Vesper was granted an Excellence Prize at the 1 st Brazilian Design Awards. Wing Span17.5 m Length7.97 m Aspect Ratio17.1 Empty Weight620 kgf Max. Weight800 kgf Cruise speed224 km/h Stall speed78 km/h L/D max 31:1 Take-off distance420 m Landing distance350 m

8 Center for Aeronautics Studies Federal University of Minas Gerais - Brasil CB.9 Curumim Development of the light airplane CEA205-CB.9-Curumim, equipped with a 64hp Rotax engine with a fixed pitch propeller. This aircraft gave CEA its second Excellence Prize at the 2 nd Brazilian Design Awards (1992). Currently, this aircraft has been used for student introduction in flying skills and flight tests procedures. The teaching of aircraft development has profited through the involvement of students in these activities. Wing Span14.0 m Length7.36 m Aspect Ratio11.95 Empty Weight285 kgf Max. Weight410 kgf Cruise speed128 km/h Stall speed70 km/h ROC2.5 m/s Take-off distance170 m Landing distance150 m

9 Center for Aeronautics Studies Federal University of Minas Gerais - Brasil CB.9 Curumim

10 Center for Aeronautics Studies Federal University of Minas Gerais - Brasil CB.9 Curumim

11 Center for Aeronautics Studies Federal University of Minas Gerais - Brasil Aeronautical Engineering at Portugal CEA Professors were invited by Beira-Interior University in Portugal to implement Aircraft Design and Aircraft Maintenance classes, applying the same philosophies used at CEA. In cooperation with the students, they developed and started the construction of the light airplane CEA/UBI-307-CB.11-Sagres. Wing Span10.0 m Length6.37 m Aspect Ratio7.84 Empty Weight300 kgf Max. Weight510 kgf Cruise speed220 km/h Stall speed70 km/h ROC4 m/s Take-off distance120 m Landing distance150 m

12 Center for Aeronautics Studies Federal University of Minas Gerais - Brasil CB.10 Triathlon The light airplane CEA306-CB.10-Triathlon design occurs. It was used in Prof. Cláudio Barros´ PhD Thesis in order to exemplify the design methodology developed by him. Making use of a 120hp engine, Triathlon is a biplace, side-by-side, semi-aerobatic aircraft (training purpose) with retractable landing gear. All parts were drawn in detail and construction will begin soon. Wing Span7.45 m Length6.27 m Aspect Ratio6.41 Empty Weight350 kgf Max. Weight610 kgf Cruise speed290 km/h Stall speed83 km/h ROC9 m/s Take-off distance200 m Landing distance200 m

13 Center for Aeronautics Studies Federal University of Minas Gerais - Brasil CB.10 Triathlon – Detailed Drawings

14 Center for Aeronautics Studies Federal University of Minas Gerais - Brasil CEA Development and flight tests of the racing airplane CEA-308 takes place. In an attempt to develop a low cost high technology aircraft, CEA rises up to the challenge of building the fastest aircraft in the smallest category certified by FAI (FAI C1a0, take-off weight of less than 300kgf). In this project, new knowledge was acquired in topics such as: drag minimization, computer aerodynamics analyses, and composite materials construction. Due to engine failure, CEA-308 is currently in CEA´s workshop in order to be equipped with a new propulsion group. Wing Span5.76 m Length4.86 m Aspect Ratio7.00 Empty Weight190 kgf Max. Weight300 kgf Cruise speed324 km/h Stall speed100 km/h ROC6.7 m/s Maximum speed353 km/h VNE400 km/h

15 Center for Aeronautics Studies Federal University of Minas Gerais - Brasil CEA308 - Construction

16 Center for Aeronautics Studies Federal University of Minas Gerais - Brasil CEA308 – Flight Tests

17 Center for Aeronautics Studies Federal University of Minas Gerais - Brasil CEA309-Mehari The development of CEA309-Mehari started. Mehari is a single seat unlimited aerobatic aircraft designed to have a high performance low cost operation. Designed aided by computer, built with new composite technologies, and making use of a 200hp (240hp tuned) four-cylinder Lycoming engine, Mehari will have a high power-weight ratio with low fuel consumption. Therefore it will be a good alternative for unlimited aerobatic training and competition. Wing Span6.10 m Length5.80 m Aspect Ratio5.87 Empty Weight370 kgf Max. Acro Weight510 kgf Cruise speed367 km/h Stall speed105 km/h G factor limits 11g Roll Rate420 °/sec VNE430 km/h

18 Center for Aeronautics Studies Federal University of Minas Gerais - Brasil CEA309-Mehari

19 Center for Aeronautics Studies Federal University of Minas Gerais - Brasil CEA309-Mehari

20 Center for Aeronautics Studies Federal University of Minas Gerais - Brasil CEA310-CB.12-Curumim II Development of the light aircraft CEA310-CB.12-Curumim II. This aircraft is an evolution of the Curumim design, which is more adequate to new Brazilian laws in this category. Wing Span10.14 m Length6.84 m Aspect Ratio8.7 Empty Weight365 kgf Max. Weight608 kgf Cruise speed230 km/h Stall speed65 km/h ROC8 m/s Take-off distance120 m Landing distance150 m

21 Center for Aeronautics Studies Federal University of Minas Gerais - Brasil Other activities Modification and Maintenance of experimental aircraft Aircraft Restoration Capt. Gúnar Armim – Pitts S1S – Café TOKO 2000&2002 Brazilian Advanced Aerobatic Champion

22 Center for Aeronautics Studies Federal University of Minas Gerais - Brasil Other activities Computer Aerodynamics SAE Aero-Design Competition

23 Center for Aeronautics Studies Federal University of Minas Gerais - Brasil Other activities Light Aircraft Experimental Flutter Analysis Foot-Launched Ultra-light sailplane design

24 Center for Aeronautics Studies Federal University of Minas Gerais - Brasil Facilities CEA Workshop equipped for aircraft construction in wood and composite materials and manufacture of mechanical parts. Welding Lab equipped with diverse welding machines and equipments for weld analysis and mechanical tests. Machinery Lab equipped with diverse machinery equipments, including a CNC machinery center. Engine Labequipped with tools for engine maintenance, dynamometer for up to 280hp engines. Materials Lab equipped with autoclaves and presses for characteristic testing of composite materials. Computer Lab students have access to several university laboratories, including a high performance computer center (CENAPAD-MG-CO).

25 Center for Aeronautics Studies Federal University of Minas Gerais - Brasil Future Facilities Propeller Test Benchspecial test bench for static test application on propeller driven engines of up to 200 hp. Equipped with complete instrumentation for torque and force measurement. Wind TunnelDidactic close-circuit wind tunnel with a 0.7x0.7m test section and a 200hp engine. Hangarhangar in an airport near the university in order to support aircraft operations.


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