Theoretical Aerodynamics

  • Filename: theoretical-aerodynamics.
  • ISBN: 9780486151830
  • Release Date: 2012-04-30
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Author: L. M. Milne-Thomson
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation



An excellent introduction to inviscid airflow using potential theory, this book is a classic in its field. Complete reprint of the revised 1966 edition, which brings the subject up to date.

Theoretical Aerodynamics

  • Filename: theoretical-aerodynamics.
  • ISBN: 9781118479377
  • Release Date: 2013-03-26
  • Number of pages: 560
  • Author: Ethirajan Rathakrishnan
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Theoretical Aerodynamics is a user-friendly text for a full course on theoretical aerodynamics. The author systematically introduces aerofoil theory, its design features and performance aspects, beginning with the basics required, and then gradually proceeding to higher level. The mathematics involved is presented so that it can be followed comfortably, even by those who are not strong in mathematics. The examples are designed to fix the theory studied in an effective manner. Throughout the book, the physics behind the processes are clearly explained. Each chapter begins with an introduction and ends with a summary and exercises. This book is intended for graduate and advanced undergraduate students of Aerospace Engineering, as well as researchers and Designers working in the area of aerofoil and blade design. Provides a complete overview of the technical terms, vortex theory, lifting line theory, and numerical methods Presented in an easy-to-read style making full use of figures and illustrations to enhance understanding, and moves well simpler to more advanced topics Includes a complete section on fluid mechanics and thermodynamics, essential background topics to the theory of aerodynamics Blends the mathematical and physical concepts of design and performance aspects of lifting surfaces, and introduces the reader to the thin aerofoil theory, panel method, and finite aerofoil theory Includes a Solutions Manual for end-of-chapter exercises, and Lecture slides on the book's Companion Website

Introduction to Theoretical Aerodynamics and Hydrodynamics

  • Filename: introduction-to-theoretical-aerodynamics-and-hydrodynamics.
  • ISBN: 1600867731
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 203
  • Author: William Rees Sears
  • Publisher: Amer Inst of Aeronautics &



Formally published for the first time, Professor William R. Sears classic work, "Introduction to Theoretical Aerodynamics and Hydrodynamics, "reflects many years of continual evolution as a course study guide at the Graduate School of Aeronautical Engineering at Cornell University, with updates prepared by his former students to enhance ease of use by todays students. Instructors will find this a superb textbook for a first course in ideal aerodynamics and/or hydrodynamics. Because Sears was a master of connecting mathematical concepts with physical fluid dynamic quantities, readers will find fundamental concepts directly connected to practical applications in the numerous step-by-step examples found throughout the book. SPECIAL FEATURES

Theoretical Aerodynamics of Flxible Wings at Low Speeds i One lobed Parawings

  • Filename: theoretical-aerodynamics-of-flxible-wings-at-low-speeds-i-one-lobed-parawings.
  • ISBN: OCLC:227320798
  • Release Date: 1963
  • Number of pages: 1
  • Author: Jack N. Nielsen
  • Publisher:



Very little attention has been paid to the aerodynamics of flexible bodies in steady flight where the aerodynamic shape and loading are directly related to each other in a first-order fashion. Recently several papers have appeared in the literature which treat the theoretical aerodynamics of two-dimensional sails. The interesting thing about these analyses is that the solutions exhibit certain eigenvalue shapes for certain eigenvalues of a nondimensional parameter involving the tension in the flexible surface. One method used appears applicable to three-dimensional slender wings or to use of slender-body theory. It is the purpose of this paper to attempt such a solution for the case of such configurations. Also it appears that the two-dimensional sail theory can be used as a basis of three-dimensional flexible wing theory through the use of strip theory. The theory of such an approach is derived for certain structural restraints at the edges of the flexible wing. (Author).

An Introduction to Theoretical and Computational Aerodynamics

  • Filename: an-introduction-to-theoretical-and-computational-aerodynamics.
  • ISBN: 9780486428796
  • Release Date: 1984
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Author: Jack Moran
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation



Concise text discusses properties of wings and airfoils in incompressible and primarily inviscid flow, viscid flows, panel methods, finite difference methods, and computation of transonic flows past thin airfoils. 1984 edition.

A History of Aerodynamics

  • Filename: a-history-of-aerodynamics.
  • ISBN: 0521669553
  • Release Date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 478
  • Author: John David Anderson
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



From the Foreword: 'John Anderson's book represents a milestone in aviation literature. For the first time aviation enthusiasts - both specialists and popular readers alike - possess an authoritative history of aerodynamic theory. Not only is this study authoritative, it is also highly readable and linked to the actual (and more familiar) story of how the airplane evolved. The book touches on all the major theorists and their contributions and, most important, the historical context in which they worked to move the science of aerodynamics forward.' Von Hardesty, Smithsonian Institution From the reviews: 'Something of the unexpected quality of this book can be inferred from its full title A History of Aerodynamics and Its Impact on Flying Machines. Pilots tend to suppose that the science of aerodynamics began empirically, somewhere around the time of Lilienthal and the Wrights, and that aerodynamics and manned flight are roughly coeval. It is therefore surprising to come upon a photograph of the Wright Flyer as late as page 242 of the 478-page volume.' Peter Garrison, Flying 'This book successfully straddles the boundary that separates a text book from a history book. It is of equal interest to both the aerodynamicist and the layman. The textual balance achieved by the author has resulted in a book that is enjoyable and educational.' Earl See, American Aviation Historical Society Newsletter

Theoretical Aerodynamics Research

  • Filename: theoretical-aerodynamics-research.
  • ISBN: OCLC:946620872
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 13
  • Author:
  • Publisher:



The blunted-nose high-pressure drag is shown to exert great impact on the hypersonic flow field even in the strong interaction regime governed by viscous effects. This impact vanishes downstream where the viscous/invicid interaction becomes dominant. Optimization of conical wings in hypersonic flight substantially reduces the wave drag. A pertinent figure of merit F=CD/CL3/2 decreases by more than 4%. The concept of absolute instability in the streamwise and crossflow directions is a breakthrough in our understanding of boundary-layer properties on swept wings and gas-turbine blades where the flow field is highly three-dimensional. Many contradictions in this area were building up for decades and eventually cast doubts on the very validity of hydrodynamic stability theory. No reliable transition-prediction methods could exist on this basis. New methods to be developed in place of those used currently must incorporate the possibility of earlier transition due to upstream advancing wave packets.

Understanding Aerodynamics

  • Filename: understanding-aerodynamics.
  • ISBN: 9781118454220
  • Release Date: 2012-12-07
  • Number of pages: 576
  • Author: Doug McLean
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Much-needed, fresh approach that brings a greater insight into the physical understanding of aerodynamics Based on the author’s decades of industrial experience with Boeing, this book helps students and practicing engineers to gain a greater physical understanding of aerodynamics. Relying on clear physical arguments and examples, Mclean provides a much-needed, fresh approach to this sometimes contentious subject without shying away from addressing "real" aerodynamic situations as opposed to the oversimplified ones frequently used for mathematical convenience. Motivated by the belief that engineering practice is enhanced in the long run by a robust understanding of the basics as well as real cause-and-effect relationships that lie behind the theory, he provides intuitive physical interpretations and explanations, debunking commonly-held misconceptions and misinterpretations, and building upon the contrasts provided by wrong explanations to strengthen understanding of the right ones. Provides a refreshing view of aerodynamics that is based on the author’s decades of industrial experience yet is always tied to basic fundamentals. Provides intuitive physical interpretations and explanations, debunking commonly-held misconceptions and misinterpretations Offers new insights to some familiar topics, for example, what the Biot-Savart law really means and why it causes so much confusion, what “Reynolds number” and “incompressible flow” really mean, and a real physical explanation for how an airfoil produces lift. Addresses "real" aerodynamic situations as opposed to the oversimplified ones frequently used for mathematical convenience, and omits mathematical details whenever the physical understanding can be conveyed without them.

Theoretical Hydrodynamics

  • Filename: theoretical-hydrodynamics.
  • ISBN: 9780486318691
  • Release Date: 2013-04-22
  • Number of pages: 768
  • Author: L. M. Milne-Thomson
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation



Classic exposition of the mathematical theory of fluid motion, applicable to both hydrodynamics and aerodynamics. Treatment based on vector methods and notation. Over 600 exercises. 391 diagrams. 1968 edition.

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