Basic Aerodynamics

Basic Aerodynamics : Incompressible Flow

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In the rapidly advancing field of flight aerodynamics, it is especially important for students to master the fundamentals. This text, written by renowned experts, clearly presents the basic concepts of underlying aerodynamic prediction methodology. These concepts are closely linked to physical principles so that they are more readily retained and their limits of applicability are fully appreciated. Ultimately, this will provide students with the necessary tools to confidently approach and solve practical flight vehicle design problems of current and future interest. This book is designed for use in courses on aerodynamics at an advanced undergraduate or graduate level. A comprehensive set of exercise problems is included at the end of each more

Product details

  • Electronic book text | 442 pages
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 152 b/w illus. 18 tables 128 exercises
  • 1139142208
  • 9781139142205

Table of contents

1. Introduction to aerodynamics; 2. Physics of fluids; 3. Equations of aerodynamics; 4. Fundamentals of flow; 5. Two-dimensional airfoils; 6. Incompressible flow about wings of finite span; 7. Axisymmetric incompressible flow around bodies of revolution; 8. Viscous incompressible flow; 9. Incompressible aerodynamics: more

About Gary A. Flandro

Gary Flandro is Emeritus Boling Chair of Excellence in Space Propulsion and Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Tennessee Space Institute. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. His research interests include acoustics, aerodynamics, rocket propulsion, flight mechanics and performance, hypersonic aerodynamics, propulsion and vehicle design. Professor Flandro has received the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal (1988) and the FAI Diamond Soaring Badge (1979) for his work. Professor Howard M. McMahon was a Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. Robert Roach was formerly Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Tennessee Space more