AAE 52000: Experimental Aerodynamics
Theory and application of experimental techniques and instrumentation for aerodynamics and fluid mechanics. Computer data acquisition, wind tunnels, force balances, flow visualization, pressure probes, hot wire anemometry, laser Doppler velocimetry, and turbulence measurements.
Format: 2 hr lecture per week, 3 hr lab
Credit hours: 3
Status: Elective, Aerodynamics
Pre-requisite: AAE 334 or equivalent
Course Instructor: Professor Schneider
Text: Reference texts: Fluid Mechanic Measurements, Goldstein, R.J.;
Low-Speed Wind Tunnel Testing, Rae, W. and Pope, A.
Assessment Method: Laboratory Exercises and ½ semester experimental project.
Topics (number of Lectures):
Introduction to Experimental Methods
Balance SystemsFlow Measurements
Pressure - Electrical Transducers
Velocity-Pitot Probes, Hot Wires, LDV
Dye, Oil Flow, Schlieren
LDV, Hot Wire, Mean, RMS, Spectrum
1. Wake Measurement with Hot Wires
2. LDV and Flow Visualization in Water Tunnel
3. Shock/Boundary Layer Interaction at Mach 2.5
Relationship of course to program objectives:
AAE 520 contributes to the following program objectives:
1) Acquire the essential technical components of aerospace engineering.
2) Develop basic engineering skills:
a) An ability to formulate and solve problems, including experimental, open-ended and design problems
b) An ability to work in teams
c) The ability to communicate their work to others, in writing, orally, and graphically
d) A habit of professional conduct.
3) Have opportunities for research, independent study
Prepared by: Steven Schneider
Date: February 3, 2010