# Coursebooks

## Aerodynamics

#### Lecturer(s) :

Mulleners Karen Ann J

English

#### Summary

This course will provide the fluid dynamic background to understand how air flows around two- and three-dimensional wings and bodies and to understand the aerodynamics forces and moments acting on the objects as a result of the air flow.

#### Content

INTRODUCTION:
- Basic concepts
- Definitions
- Fundamental equations
STEADY INCOMPRESSIBLE FLOW PAST WINGS AND BODIES
- Potential flow
- Infinite wing theory
- Finite wing theory
- Flapping wing flight
- Rotary wing air vehicles and wind turbines
APPLIED AERODYNAMICS
- Flow control
- Wing design

#### Keywords

airfoil, lift, drag, unsteady aerodynamics, flow separation, flow control

#### Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:
• Describe the physical behaviour of a flow in scientific terms, AH1
• Link flow behaviour with non-dimensional parameters (e.g. Reynolds and Mach numbers), AH2
• Describe the physical differences between laminar and turbulent flows, AH4
• Describe in detail the physical phenomena associated with the interaction of a flow with a solid wall (as a function of its characteristics, e.g. roughness), AH5
• Describe flow in simple geometries, such as over a flat plate, in a tube, or around a sphere or airfoil, AH9
• Work out / Determine the flight characteristics from a wing shape and chose a wing shape to provide the desired flight characteristics, AH10
• Describe 3D effects resulting, for example, from a finite wing span or behind a blunt body, AH11
• Solve analytically or numerically the potential flow around an airfoil, AH19

#### Teaching methods

Lectures, written exercises

#### Assessment methods

Written examination

#### Supervision

 Office hours Yes Assistants Yes

#### Resources

##### Bibliography

• Theory of Wing Sections. Ira H Abbott and Albert E von Doenhoff. Dover Publications, 1959.
• Fundamentals of Aerodynamics. John D Anderson. McGraw-Hill, 1985.
• Fundamentals of modern unsteady aerodynamics. U¿lgen Gu¿lc¿at. Springer, second edition, 2016.
• Aerodynamics for Engineering Students. E L Houghton, P W Carpenter, Steven H Collicott, and Daniel T Valentine. Elsevier, sixth edition, 2013.
• Low-Speed Aerodynamics. Joseph Katz and Allen Plotkin. Cambridge University Press, 2001.
• An Introduction to Flapping Wing Aerodynamics. Wei Shyy. Cambridge aerospace series, April 2013.
• Aerodynamics of Wind Turbines. Martin O L Hansen. Taylor & Francis, 2012.

### In the programs

• Mechanical Engineering, 2018-2019, Master semester 1
• Semester
Fall
• Exam form
Written
• Credits
3
• Subject examined
Aerodynamics
• Lecture
2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises
1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Mechanical Engineering, 2018-2019, Master semester 3
• Semester
Fall
• Exam form
Written
• Credits
3
• Subject examined
Aerodynamics
• Lecture
2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises
1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Space technologies minor, 2018-2019, Autumn semester
• Semester
Fall
• Exam form
Written
• Credits
3
• Subject examined
Aerodynamics
• Lecture
2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises
1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

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