The Elements of Aerofoil and Airscrew Theory

The Elements of Aerofoil and Airscrew Theory

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More than half a century has elapsed since the first edition of The Elements of Aerofoil and Airscrew Theory appeared in 1926, a period in which massive advances have been made in the understanding and description of aerodynamic phenomena. Yet Glauert was an acknowledged master of his subject and his book remains the most lucid and best organised introduction to the fundamental principles of aerodynamics that has ever been written. This new paperback edition reprints the text of the second edition of 1947, with supplementary notes by H. B. more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 1139241958
  • 9781139241953

Table of contents

1. Introduction; 2. Bernoulli's equation; 3. The stream function; 4. Circulation and vorticity; 5. The velocity potential and the potential function; 6. The transformation of a circle into an aerofoil; 7. The aerofoil in two dimensions; 8. Viscosity and drag; 9. The basis of aerofoil theory; 10. The aerofoil in three dimensions; 11. The monoplane aerofoil; 12. The flow round an acerofoil; 13. Biplane aerofoils; 14. Wind tunnel interference on areofoils; 15. The airscrew: momentum theory; 16. The airscrew: blade element theory; 17. The airscrew: wind tunnel interference; Appendix; Bibliography; more