Intermediate Aerodynamics

AAE51400

Credit Hours:

3

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.

Topics Covered:

Thin airfoil theory; wing theory; boundary layer methods; compressible flow over airfoils; unsteady compressible flow; introduction to transonic and hypersonic 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:

40 / 60

Web Address:

https://mycourses.purdue.edu/

Homework:

Approximately 8-10 homework sets will be assigned, typically with one week to complete them. The homework assignments will count for 60% of the course grade. Assignments will be challenging but fair. Assignments will be submitted electronically through Blackboard.

Projects:

Not required.

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.

Computer Requirements:

ProEd minimum computer requirements.

Other Requirements:

None.

ProEd Minimum Requirements:

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Tuition & Fees:

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