This book is intended as a text for undergraduate and graduate courses in aerodynamics, typically offered to students of aerospace and mechanical engineering programs. It covers all aspects of aerodynamics. The book begins with a description of the standard atmosphere and basic concepts, then moves on to cover the equations and mathematical models used to describe and characterize flow fields, as well as their thermodynamic aspects and applications. Specific emphasis is placed on the relation between concepts and their use in aircraft design. Additional topics of interest to the reader are presented in the Appendix, which draws on the teachings provided in the text. The book is written in an easy to understand manner, with pedagogical aids such as chapter overviews, summaries, and descriptive and objective questions to help students evaluate their progress. Atmospheric and gas tables are provided to facilitate problem solving. Lastly, a detailed bibliography is included at the end of each chapter to provide students with further resources. The book can also be used as a text for professional development courses in aerodynamics.
Theoretical and Experimental Aerodynamics
PART I: THEORETICAL AERODYNAMICS.- Chapter 1: The Standard Atmosphere.- Chapter 2: Basic Concepts.- Chapter 3: Governing Equations of Fluid Flows.- Chapter 4: Potential Flow Theory.- Chapter 5: Thin Airfoil Theory.- Chapter 6: Finite Wing Theory.- Chapter 7: Panel Methods.- Chapter 8:Thermodynamics of Fluids in Motion.- Chapter 9: Compressible Flows.- Chapter 10: Hypersonic Flows.- Chapter 11: Boundary Layers.- Chapter 12: Wind Tunnels.- PART II: APPLIED AERODYNAMICS.- Chapter 13: Supersonic Jets.- Chapter 14: Shock Wave and Boundary Layer Interactions.- Appendix.