Students learn about the basic principles of aerodynamics and flight, including how the forces of lift, drag, and thrust interact. Students conduct complex tests on different geometric shapes, airfoils, everyday car shapes, and racecar shapes. They gather, calculate, and analyze both positive and negative lift readings, air speed, angle of attack, and drag coefficient ratings, including pound-Newton conversions. Students apply their engineering knowledge by designing, building, and testing an aerodynamically correct clay car model.





DEPCO courseware is developed from the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) and the National Skill Standards Board (NSSB). Close correlation with these standards will provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary for success in the workplace.

Module Equipment Includes

Level 1 Industrial Training Center Includes: DEPCO Aerodynamics Training Manual, DEPCO Aerodynamics Instructor’s Manual, DEPCO Aerodynamics Installation CD, SolidWorks Software, Aerodynamics Wind Tunnel, Wind Tunnel Control Software, Test Bed Connecting Arm, Tool Kit, Clay Modeling Tools, Aerodynamics Supply Kit, and Headphones (2).

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Curriculum Specifications

Industrial Training Manuals 1 and 2, Instructor’s Guide, Installation CD