Course SummaryThis course covers the physical properties of a fluid and their consequence on fluid flow, expressed in terms of Mach and Reynolds numbers. Students are taught the conservation principles of mass, momentum, and energy for fluid flow and how to apply the basic mathematical tools that support fluid dynamics. They will learn the conceptual and quantitative models of inviscid, steady fluid flow over simple bodies (airfoils, wings) and in channels. (Video recordings of lectures are not available but this course includes a good set of lecture notes and course material)
Reading Material1. Textbook (MIT): Fundamentals of Aerodynamics, 3rd ed
Anderson, John D. Fundamentals of Aerodynamics. 3rd ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2001. ISBN: 0072373350.
Course Material1. Concept Questions (Lecture 1-11)
2. Concept Questions (Lecture 12-17)
Other Resources1. Book: Aerodynamics for engineering students
Edward Lewis Houghton, Peter William Carpenter, Aerodynamics for engineering students, Edition: 5, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2003, ISBN 0750651113, 9780750651110
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