Description Fundamentals of Aerodynamics is meant to be read. The writing style is intentionally conversational in order to make the book easier to read. The book is designed to talk to the reader; in part to be a self-teaching instrument. Learning objectives have been added to each chapter to reflect what is believed to be the most important items to learn from that particular chapter. This edition emphasizes the rich theoretical and physical background of aerodynamics, and marbles in many historical notes to provide a background as to where the aerodynamic technology comes from. Also, new with this edition, are "Integrated Work Challenges" that pertain to the chapter as a whole, and give the reader the opportunity to integrate the material in that chapter, in order to solve a "bigger picture".
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A conversational, self-teaching narrative guides students through learning objectives in each chapter, preparing them to tackle “Integrated Work Challenges” that provide practice in solving big picture problems.
This edition emphasizes both the theoretical and the physical background of aerodynamics.
Table of Contents Part One - Fundamental Principles
1) Aerodynamics: Some Introductory Thoughts
2) Aerodynamics: Some Fundamental Principles and Equations
Part Two - Inviscid, Incompressible Flow
3) Fundamentals of Inviscid, Incompressible Flow
4) Incompressible Flow over Airfoils
5) Incompressible Flow over Finite Wings
6) Three-Dimensional Incompressible Flow
Part Three - Inviscid, Compressible Flow
7) Compressible Flow: Some Preliminary Aspects
8) Normal Shock Waves and Related Topics
9) Oblique Shock and Expansion Waves
10) Compressible Flow Through Nozzles, Diffusers, and Wind Tunnels
11) Subsonic Compressible Flow over Airfoils: Linear Theory
12) Linearized Supersonic Flow
13) Introduction to Numerical Techniques for Nonlinear Supersonic Flow
14) Elements of Hypersonic Flow
Part Four - Viscous Flow
15) Introduction to the Fundamental Principles and Equations of Viscous Flow
16) Some Special Cases; Couette and Poiseuille Flows
17) Introduction to Boundary Layers
18) Laminar Boundary Layers
19) Turbulent Boundary Layers
20) Navier-Stokes Solutions: Some Examples
Appendix A - Isentropic FlowProperties
Appendix B - Normal Shock Properties
Appendix C - Prandtl-Meyer Function and Mach Angle
Appendix D - Standard Atmosphere, SI Units
Appendix E - Standard Atmosphere, English Engineering Units