# Lighter than Air Systems

IIT Bombay, , Prof. Rajkumar S. Pant

Updated On 02 Feb, 19

IIT Bombay, , Prof. Rajkumar S. Pant

Updated On 02 Feb, 19

This course is designed to provide students an overview of Lighter-than-Air (LTA) systems, a subject of Aerospace Engineering that was once at the forefront of technological developments, but which got pushed into oblivion in late 1930s. The subject was revived in mid 1980s due to renewed interest in such systems for long endurance applications with low fuel consumption. The course will be conducted using the in-class recordings of 20 lectures of this course (by CDEEP) that were delivered by the instructor at IIT Bombay in Autumn Semester of 2015. There will be a monthly interaction video session with students, in which their doubts will be cleared. The students can also approach the instructor via e-mail, or on phone at some pre-specified time window.

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Course Introduction by Prof. Rajkumar S. Pant

Week 1: Background and Introduction to LTA systems

Week 2: Historical Perspectives of LTA Systems

Week 3: Airships developed at IITB

Week 4: Static Lift Concepts

Week 5: Static Lift Estimation

Week 6: Variation of Net Static Lift

Week 7: Pressure Height Calculations

Week 8: Envelope Materials and Ground Handling of LTA Systems

Week 9: Airship Design Methodology

Week 10:Airship Propulsion Systems and Case studies in Airship Operation

Week 11:Aerostat Design Methodology

Week 12:High Altitude Airships andHybrid LTA systems

Sam

Sep 12, 2018

Excellent course helped me understand topic that i couldn't while attendinfg my college.

Dembe

March 29, 2019

Great course. Thank you very much.