A&AE 551 Design Theory and Methods for Aerospace Systems
Professor Crossley
Spring 2013



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A&AE 551 "Design Theory and Methods for Aerospace Systems" is a course taught to graduate and senior-standing undergraduate students in the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Purdue University. This course provides an introduction to design theory and design methods, along with a discussion of systems engineering, emphasizing application to the aerospace industry. The course is appropriate for students interested in either aeronautics or astronautics (or both).

This public web-site contains basic information about the AAE 551 class, including contact information for the instructor and teaching assistant(s), the syllabus, a list of topics, and an overview of the class discussions. The distribution of reading material, project assignments, etc. uses Purdue's Blackboard Learn site. Students must register for AAE 551 to access the class page on Blackboard Learn.

All material needed for class should be available; if you find this is not the case, please e-mail the instructor. Any information given in class will supersede information given in these pages.

Meeting Times and Location

Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 1:30pm 2:20pm

ARMS 1109


Professor William A. Crossley

ARMS 3209

phone: (49) 6-2872

e-mail: crossley (at) purdue.edu


Office Hours
Wednesday 3:00pm - 4:30pm

or "open door" for drop-ins

please e-mail to arrange an appointment at times other than scheduled office hours


Teaching Assistant

Nithya Subramanian

ARMS 3151

Phone: (49) 4-5143

e-mail: nsubram (at) purdue.edu


Office Hours

Monday 3:00pm - 4:30pm



Takashi Kanno

ARMS 3174

Phone: (49) 4-5156

e-mail: tkanno (at) purdue.edu


Office Hours

By appointment


Modified January 28, 2013