Contact hours: 3 hours, lecture per week
Instructor: Professor Sullivan
Text: Anderson, John D., Fundamentals of Aerodynamics, McGraw-Hill, 5th edition. ISBN 978-0073398105.
Course Description: Thin airfoil theory, lifting line theory, compressible flow fundamentals, steady normal shock waves, steady oblique shock waves, Prandtl-Meyer expansion, shock-expansion theory for loads on airfoils, wave drag, compressible nozzle flow, linearized compressible subsonic flow, linearized supersonic flow. Design applications.
Offered: Fall and Spring
Pre-requisite: AAE 33300, AAE 33301, ME 20000 or ME 35000
Student Learning Outcomes:
On completing this course the student shall be able to:
- Calculate thin airfoil performance parameters for incompressible flow
- Calculate general wing loading by lifting line theory and compare to elliptic loading case.
- Compute isentropic stagnation conditions and apply in problem solving.
- Compute jumps in properties across steady shocks and expansions
- Determine supersonic airfoil performance by shock-expansion method
- Determine supersonic airfoil performance by linearized supersonic theory
- Apply subsonic compressibility corrections to incompressible results
- Determine critical Mach number for sub-sonic flight
- Determine supply or back pressures for supersonic nozzle operating conditions
Relationship of Course to Program Outcomes
|Program Learning Outcomes||Included?|
|a||An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering||Yes|
|b||An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data||No|
|c||An ability to design an aerospace system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health, and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability||No|
|d||An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams||Yes|
|e||An ability to identify, formulate, and solve aerospace engineering problems||Yes|
|f||An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility||No|
|g||An ability to communicate effectively||Yes|
|h||An understanding of the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context||No|
|i||A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning||Yes|
|j||A knowledge of contemporary issues in aerospace engineering||Yes|
|k||An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for aerospace engineering practice||Yes|
- Thin Airfoil Theory (8 lectures)
- Lifting Line Theory (8 lectures)
- Isentropic Flow (4 lectures)
- Shocks and Expansions (12 lectures)
- Compressible Nozzle Flow (6 lectures)
- Linearized Compressible Flow (5 lectures)
With 2 class sessions for mid-term examinations.
Prepared by: Marc H. Williams, Gregory Blaisdell
Date: February 23, 2006
Updated Pre-Requisites on March 3, 2011
Format Updated: September 2011