Learning Objective:This course is designed to give the student exposure to a wide variety of aerodynamic problems and issues. It could be the first course in the area for a graduate student or an advanced course for an undergraduate. This course stresses fundamental ideas and concepts. It will be helpful for everybody interested in aerodynamics; the CFD user, the experimentalist, the practicing engineer, and the graduate or undergraduate student.
Description:The course objective is to increase student understanding of airfoil and wing aerodynamics and compressible flow beyond the undergraduate level. A deeper understanding of the analytical background in each topic is sought based on the expectations of graduate level mathematical ability and a solid background in elementary fluid mechanics and thermodynamics.
Spring 2015 Syllabus
Topics Covered:Incompressible airfoils; Incompressible wings; Boundary Layer Methods; One-Dimensional and Two-Dimensional Steady Compressible Flow; Compressible FlowOver Airfoils; One-Dimensional Unsteady Compressible Flow.
Prerequisites:An undergraduate level aerodynamics course is a requirement, although some graduate students without one have successfully completed the course; there may be some programming using Matlab.
Applied / Theory:50 / 50
Homework:Approx. 8-10 homework sets will be assigned typically with one week to complete them and will count for 60% of the grade. Assignments will be challenging but fair. Fairly easily completed by students who keep up with the material. Submit assignments electronically through Blackboard.
Exams:Midterm (20%) and final exam (20%).
Textbooks:Official textbook information is now listed in the Schedule of Classes. NOTE: Textbook information is subject to be changed at any time at the discretion of the faculty member. If you have questions or concerns please contact the academic department.
Tentative: None required. Lecture notes will be available via the course web site.