# 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
- Potential flow
- Infinite wing theory
- Finite wing theory
- Wing design
VISCOUS INCOMPRESSIBLE FLOWS
- Drag
- Boundary layes and flow separation
- Flow control

#### 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 (70%)
Mini-projects during the semester (30%)

#### Supervision

 Office hours No Assistants Yes

#### Resources

##### Bibliography

• Fundamentals of Aerodynamics. John D Anderson. McGraw-Hill, 1985.
• Aerodynamics for Engineering Students. E L Houghton, P W Carpenter, Steven H Collicott, and Daniel T Valentine. Elsevier, sixth edition, 2013.

### Reference week

MoTuWeThFr
8-9
9-10
10-11
11-12
12-13
13-14 ELA1
14-15
15-16 ELA1
16-17
17-18
18-19
19-20
20-21
21-22

Lecture
Exercise, TP
Project, other

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