The unit has been designed to fulfil requirements for EASA Part 66 Module 2 which covers matter, mechanics and thermodynamics.
A clear understanding of matter will set the foundation by enhancing the learner’s knowledge with regards to the nature of different materials along with physical and chemical properties. The learner will be competent to distinguish between the different states of matter.
Learners will also be introduced to mechanics. In relation to aviation, mechanics is constructed of the following topics: statics, kinetics, dynamics and fluid dynamics. Through statics, the learner will analyse loads acting on physical systems which are in static equilibrium and hence do not experience acceleration. When dealing with kinetics, the learner will study the relationship between motion (both linear and rotational) and its causes, namely forces and torques. Dynamics deals with the effect that forces have on motion while fluid dynamics focuses on the flow of fluids, liquids and gases, including aerodynamics and hydrodynamics.
Through thermodynamics, the learner will be made familiar with different temperature scales and understand the definition of heat.
School leaving certificate
Preferably have some knowledge in the aviation industry