Understanding Aerodynamics

Arguing from the Real Physics

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Author: Doug McLean

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118454227

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 576

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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.

Understanding Aerodynamics

Arguing from the Real Physics

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Author: Doug McLean

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119967511

Category: Science

Page: 550

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A real understanding of aerodynamics must go beyond mastering the mathematical formalism of the theories and come to grips with the physical cause-and-effect relationships that the theories represent. In addition, design work depends heavily on voluminous numerical computations. It is more important than ever for a practicing engineer to bring to the task a knowledge solidly based in the physics of aerodynamics.

Aerodynamics for Engineering Students

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Author: E. L. Houghton,P. W. Carpenter,Steven H. Collicott,Daniel T. Valentine

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0081002327

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 688

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Aerodynamics for Engineering Students, Seventh Edition, is one of the world’s leading course texts on aerodynamics. It provides concise explanations of basic concepts, combined with an excellent introduction to aerodynamic theory. This updated edition has been revised with improved pedagogy and reorganized content to facilitate student learning, and includes new or expanded coverage in several important areas, such as hypersonic flow, UAV’s, and computational fluid dynamics. Provides contemporary applications and examples that help students see the link between everyday physical examples of aerodynamics and the application of aerodynamic principles to aerodynamic design Contains MATLAB-based computational exercises throughout, giving students practice in using industry-standard computational tools Includes examples in SI and Imperial units, reflecting the fact that the aerospace industry uses both systems of units Improved pedagogy, including more examples and end-of-chapter problems, and additional and updated MATLAB codes

Flight Vehicle Aerodynamics

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Author: Mark Drela

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262526441

Category: Science

Page: 304

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An overview of the physics, concepts, theories, and models underlying the discipline of aerodynamics.

The Illustrated Guide to Aerodynamics

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Author: Hubert Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 337

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Explains how aerodynamic factors affect all aircraft in terms of lift, thrust, drag, in-air performance, stability, and control

Model Aircraft Aerodynamics

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Author: Martin Simons

Publisher: Chris Lloyd Sales & Marketing

ISBN: 9781854862709

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 270

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This is the latest edition - fully revised and updated - of the standard textbook on aerodynamic theory, as applied to model flight. Everything is explained in a concise and practical form for those enthusiasts who appreciate that a better understanding of model behaviour is the sure path to greater success and enjoyment, whether just for fun or in competition. The revisions for this new edition reflect the significant developments in model aircraft during the last few years, and include brand new data: * The chapter on aerofoils has been rewritten to take account of the vast amount of testing carried out recently in the USA by the University of Illinois. * A brand new chapter explains the latest research into the flight of birds and insects and how it is applied to small drones and model-sized surveillance aircraft. * Older wind tunnel test reports all replaced with the latest trials and measurements.

Theoretical Aerodynamics

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Author: Ethirajan Rathakrishnan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118479378

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 560

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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

Rotary-wing Aerodynamics

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Author: Wieslaw Zenon Stepniewski,C. N. Keys

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486646475

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 601

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Aerodynamics of Road Vehicles

From Fluid Mechanics to Vehicle Engineering

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Author: Wolf-Heinrich Hucho

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483102076

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 576

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Aerodynamics of Road Vehicles details the aerodynamics of passenger cars, commercial vehicles, sports cars, and race cars; their external flow field; as well as their internal flow field. The book, after giving an introduction to automobile aerodynamics and some fundamentals of fluid mechanics, covers topics such as the performance and aerodynamics of different kinds of vehicles, as well as test techniques for their aerodynamics. The book also covers other concepts related to automobiles such as cooling systems and ventilations for vehicles. The text is recommended for mechanical engineers and phycisists in the automobile industry who would like to understand more about aerodynamics of motor vehicles and its importance on the field of road safety and automobile production.

Aerodynamic Design of Transport Aircraft

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Author: E. Obert

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 1607504073

Category: Science

Page: 656

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The origin of Aerodynamic Design of Transport Aircraft stems from the time when the author was appointed part-time professor in the Aerospace Faculty of Delft University of Technology. At the time his main activities were those of leading the departments of Aerodynamics, Performance and Preliminary Design at Fokker Aircraft Company. The groundwork for this book started in 1987 as a series of lecture notes consisting mainly of pictorial material with a minimum of English explanatory text. After the demise of Fokker in 1996 one feared that interest in aeronautical engineering would strongly diminish. As a result of this, the course was discontinued and the relationship between the author and the faculty came to an end. Two years later the situation was reappraised, and the interest in aeronautical engineering remained, so the course was reinstated with a former Fokker colleague Ronald Slingerland as lecturer. The lecture notes from these courses form the foundation of this publication.

Aerodynamics for Naval Aviators

NAVWEPS 00-80T-80

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Author: U.S. Navy Naval Air Systems Command,Hugh Harrison Hunt

Publisher: Ravenio Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Transportation

Page: N.A

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Competition Car Aerodynamics 3rd Edition

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Author: Simon McBeath

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787110869

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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From historical background to state of the art techniques, and with chapters covering airdams, splitters, spoilers, wings, underbodies and myriad miscellaneous devices, Competition Car Aerodynamics 3rd Edition also features in-depth case studies from across the motorsport spectrum to help develop a comprehensive understanding of the subject.

Race Car Aerodynamics

Designing for Speed

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Author: J Katz

Publisher: Robert Bentley, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780837601427

Category: Transportation

Page: 280

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The first book to summarize the secrets of the rapidly developing field of high-speed vehicle design. From F1 to Indy Car, Drag and Sedan racing, this book provides clear explanations for engineers who want to improve their design skills and enthusiasts who simply want to understand how their favorite race cars go fast. Explains how aerodynamics win races, why downforce is more important than streamlining and drag reduction, designing wings and venturis, plus wind tunnel designs and more.

Understanding Flight, Second Edition

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Author: David W. Anderson,Scott Eberhardt

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071626972

Category: Transportation

Page: 306

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Discover how planes get--and stay--airborne Now you can truly master an understanding of the phenomenon of flight. This practical guide is the most intuitive introduction to basic flight mechanics available. Understanding Flight, Second Edition, explains the principles of aeronautics in terms, descriptions, and illustrations that make sense--without complicated mathematics. Updated to include helicopter flight fundamentals and aircraft structures, this aviation classic is required reading for new pilots, students, engineers, and anyone fascinated with flight. Understanding Flight, Second Edition, covers: Physics of flight Wing design and configuration Stability and control Propulsion High-speed flight Performance and safety Aerodynamic testing Helicopters and autogyros Aircraft structures and materials

Applied Computational Aerodynamics

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Author: Russell M. Cummings,Scott A. Morton,William H. Mason,David R. McDaniel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107053749

Category: Mathematics

Page: 888

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This computational aerodynamics (CA) textbook is written at the undergraduate level, based on years of teaching focused on developing the engineering skills required to become an intelligent user of aerodynamic codes, unlike most available books which focus on learning how to write codes. This is done by taking advantage of CA codes that are now freely available and doing projects to learn the basic numerical and aerodynamic concepts require. The authors believe that new and vibrant ways to interact with CA are important in order to improve understanding of aerodynamics. This book includes a number of unique features to make studying Computational Aerodynamics more enjoyable. These include: • The computer programs used in the book's projects are all open source and accessible to students and practicing engineers alike on the book web site, www.cambridge.org/cummings • CA Concept Boxes appear throughout the book to make material more relevant and to provide interesting asides from the material at hand • Flow Visualization Boxes are used throughout the book to give readers the opportunity to "see" fluid dynamic flows first hand • Profiles of both experienced and beginning practitioners of CA are included throughout to give a more personal dimension to the practice of numerical simulations of aerodynamics • Best Practices summaries are included at the end of most chapters to provide real world guidelines for how CA is typically used • The website includes access to images, movies, programs, CA codes, additional material, and links to a variety of resources vital to the discussions contained within the book (www.cambridge.org/cummings)

Basic Helicopter Aerodynamics

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Author: John M. Seddon,Simon Newman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470665015

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 255

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Basic Helicopter Aerodynamics is widely appreciated as aneasily accessible, rounded introduction to the first principles ofthe aerodynamics of helicopter flight. Simon Newman has broughtthis third edition completely up to date with a full new set ofillustrations and imagery. An accompanying website ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/seddon"www.wiley.com/go/seddon/acontains all the calculation files used in the book, problems,solutions, PPT slides and supporting MATLAB® code. Simon Newman addresses the unique considerations applicable torotor UAVs and MAVs, and coverage of blade dynamics is expanded toinclude both flapping, lagging and ground resonance. New materialis included on blade tip design, flow characteristics surroundingthe rotor in forward flight, tail rotors, brown-out, blade sailingand shipborne operations. Concentrating on the well-known Sikorsky configuration of singlemain rotor with tail rotor, early chapters deal with theaerodynamics of the rotor in hover, vertical flight, forward flightand climb. Analysis of these motions is developed to the stage ofobtaining the principal results for thrust, power and associatedquantities. Later chapters turn to the characteristics of theoverall helicopter, its performance, stability and control, and theimportant field of aerodynamic research is discussed, with somereference also to aerodynamic design practice. This introductory level treatment to the aerodynamics ofhelicopter flight will appeal to aircraft design engineers andundergraduate and graduate students in aircraft design, as well aspractising engineers looking for an introduction to or refreshercourse on the subject.

Theory and Applications of Aerodynamics for Ground Vehicles

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Author: T. Yomi Obidi

Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers

ISBN: 9780768021110

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 267

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An introduction to ground vehicle aerodynamics, that will be of particular interest to automotive engineering students, vehicle body engineers/designers/profilers, passenger car enginners/ designers/rendering specialists, wind tunnel testing engineers, computational aerodynamicists, and race car designers. It treats, in particular, drag reduction methods and provides a significant insight into the computational approach to the aerodynamic design of ground vehicles.