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

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.

Theory of Wing Sections

  • Filename: theory-of-wing-sections.
  • ISBN: 9780486134994
  • Release Date: 2012-04-26
  • Number of pages: 693
  • Author: Ira H. Abbott
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation



Concise compilation of subsonic aerodynamic characteristics of NACA wing sections, plus description of theory. 350 pages of tables.

Flight Theory and Aerodynamics

  • Filename: flight-theory-and-aerodynamics.
  • ISBN: 0471370061
  • Release Date: 2000-05-29
  • Number of pages: 314
  • Author: Charles E. Dole
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



The classic text for pilots on flight theory and aerodynamics now in an updated Second Edition Flight Theory and Aerodynamics, the basic aeronautics text used by the United States Air Force in their Flying Safety Officer course, is the book that brings the science of flight into the cockpit. Designed for the student with little engineering or mathematical background, the book outlines the basic principles of aerodynamics and physics, using only a minimal amount of high school level algebra and trigonometry necessary to illustrate key concepts. This expanded seventeen chapter Second Edition reflects the cutting edge of aeronautic theory and practice, and has been revised, reorganized, and updated with 30% new information including a new chapter on helicopter flight. Central to the book s structure is a clear description of aeronautic basics what lifts and drives an aircraft, and what forces work for and against it all detailed in the context of the design and analysis of today s aircraft systems: * Atmosphere and airspeed measurement * Airfoils and aerodynamic forces * Lift and drag * Jet aircraft basic and applied performance * Prop aircraft basic and applied performance * Slow and high-speed flight * Takeoff, landing, and maneuvering performance The book s practical, self-study format includes problems at the end of each chapter, with answers at the back of the book, as well as chapter-end summaries of symbols and equations. An ideal text for the USN Aviation Safety Officer and the USAAA s Aviation Safety Officer courses, as well as for professional pilots, student pilots, and flying safety personnel, Flight Theory and Aerodynamics is a complete and accessible guide to the subject, updated for the new millennium.

Aerodynamics of V STOL Flight

  • Filename: aerodynamics-of-v-stol-flight.
  • ISBN: 0486404609
  • Release Date: 1967
  • Number of pages: 328
  • Author: Barnes Warnock McCormick
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation



An extremely practical overview of V/STOL (vertical/short takeoff and landing) aerodynamics, this volume offers a presentation of general theoretical and applied aerodynamic principles, covering propeller and helicopter rotor theory for both the static and forward flight cases. Both a text for students and a reference for professionals, the book can be used for advanced undergraduate or graduate courses. Numerous detailed figures, plus exercises. 1967 edition. Preface. Appendix. Index.

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