Aerodynamics for Engineers

ISBN-10: 0132832887

ISBN-13: 9780132832885

Edition: 6th 2014

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Description: For junior/senior and graduate-level courses in Aerodynamics, Mechanical Engineering, and Aerospace Engineering. This text also serves as a useful reference for professionals in the aeronautics industry. Revised to reflect the technological advances and modern application in Aerodynamics, the Sixth Edition of Aerodynamics for Engineers merges fundamental fluid mechanics, experimental techniques, and computational fluid dynamics techniques to build a solid foundation for readers in aerodynamic applications from low-speed through hypersonic flight. It presents a background discussion of each topic followed by a presentation of the theory, and then derives fundamental equations, applies them to simple computational techniques, and compares them to experimental data.

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List price: $256.20
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 3/25/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 832
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.838
Language: English

Russell M. Cummings is a professor of aeronautics at the US Air Force Academy, where he teaches fluid mechanics, aerodynamics, and numerical methods, in addition to computational aerodynamics. Professor Cummings is the coauthor of Aerodynamics for Engineers, 6th edition, and is also professor emeritus of aerospace engineering at California Polytechnic State University. Professor Cummings has specialized in high angle of attack aerodynamics and manoeuvring aircraft simulation for most of his career.

Why Study Aerodynamics?
Aerodynamics and the Energy-Maneuverability Technique
Solving for the Aerothermodynamic Parameters
Description of an Airplane
Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics
Introduction to Fluid Dynamics
Conservation of Mass
Conservation of Linear Momentum
Applications to Constant-Property Flows
Reynolds Number and Mach Number as Similarity Parameters
Concept of the Boundary Layer
Conservation of Energy
First Law of Thermodynamics
Derivation of the Energy Equation
Dynamics of an Incompressible, Inviscid Flow Field
Inviscid Flows
Bernoulli's Equation
Use of Bernoulli's Equation to Determine Airspeed
The Pressure Coefficient
Irrotational Flow
Kelvin's Theorem
Incompressible, Irrotational Flow and the Velocity Potential
Stream Function in a Two-Dimensional, Incompressible Flow
Relation between Streamlines and Equipotential Lines
Superposition of Flows
Elementary Flows
Adding Elementary Flows to Describe Flow Around a Cylinder
Lift and Drag Coefficients as Dimensionless Flow-Field Parameters
Flow Around a Cylinder with Circulation
Source Density Distribution on the Body Surface
Incompressible, Axisymmetric Flow
Viscous Boundary Layers
Equations Governing the Boundary Layer for a Steady, Two-Dimensional, Incompressible Flow
Boundary Conditions
Incompressible, Laminar Boundary Layer
Boundary-Layer Transition
Incompressible, Turbulent Boundary Layer
Eddy Viscosity and Mixing Length Concepts
Integral Equations for a Flat-Plate Boundary Layer
Thermal Boundary Layer for Constant-Property Flows
Characteristic Parameters for Airfoil and Wing Aerodynamics
Characterization of Aerodynamic Forces and Moments
Airfoil Geometry Parameters
Wing-Geometry Parameters
Aerodynamic Force and Moment Coefficients
Wings of Finite Span
Incompressible Flows Around Airfoils of Infinite Span
General Comments
Circulation and the Generation of Lift
General Thin-Airfoil Theory
Thin, Flat-Plate Airfoil (Symmetric Airfoil)
Thin, Cambered Airfoil
Laminar-Flow Airfoils
High-Lift Airfoil Sections
Multielement Airfoil Sections for Generating High Lift
High-Lift Military Airfoils
Incompressible Flow About Wings of Finite Span
General Comments
Vortex System
Lifting-Line Theory for Unswept Wings
Panel Methods
Vortex Lattice Method
Factors Affecting Drag Due-to-Lift at Subsonic Speeds
Delta Wings
Leading-Edge Extensions
Asymmetric Loads on the Fuselage at High Angles of Attack
Flow Fields for Aircraft at High Angles of Attack
Unmanned Air Vehicle Wings
Dynamics of a Compressible Flow Field
Thermodynamic Concepts
Adiabatic Flow in a Variable-Area Streamtube
Isentropic How in a Variable-Area Streamtube
Converging-diverging Nozzles
Characteristic Equations and Prandtl-Meyer Flows
Shock Waves
Viscous Boundary Layer
Shock-Wave/Boundary-Layer Interactions
Shock/Shock Interactions
The Role of Experiments for Generating Information Defining the Flow Field
Comments About the Scaling/Correction Process(es) for Relatively Clean Cruise Configurations
Compressible, Subsonic Flows and Transonic Flows
Compressible, Subsonic Flow
Transonic Flow Past Unswept Airfoils
Wave Drag Reduction by Design
Swept Wings at Transonic Speeds
Transonic Aircraft
Two-Dimensional, Supersonic Flows Around Thin Airfoils
Linear Theory
Second-Order Theory (Busemann's Theory)
Shock-Expansion Technique
Supersonic Flows Over Wings and Airplane Configurations
General Remarks About Lift and Drag
General Remarks About Supersonic Wings
Governing Equation and Boundary Conditions
Consequences of Linearity
Solution Methods
Conical-Flow Method
Singularity-Distribution Method
Design Considerations for Supersonic Aircraft
Some Comments About the Design of the SST and of the HSCT
Slender Body Theory
Base Drag
Aerodynamic Interaction
Aerodynamic Analysis for Complete Configurations in a Supersonic Free Stream
Hypersonic Flows
The Five Distinguishing Characteristics
Newtonian Flow Model
Stagnation Region Flow-Field Properties
Modified Newtonian Flow
High L/D Hypersonic Configurations-Waveriders
Aerodynamic Heating
A Hypersonic Cruiser for the Twenty-First Century?
Importance of Interrelating CFD, Ground-Test Data, and Flight-Test Data
Boundary-Layer-Transition Methodology
Aerodynamic Design Considerations
High-Lift Configurations
Circulation Control Wing
Design Considerations for Tactical Military Aircraft
Drag Reduction
Development of an Airframe Modification to Improve the Mission Effectiveness of an Existing Airplane
Considerations for Wing/Canard, Wing/Tail, and Tailless Configurations
Comments on the F-15 Design
The Design of the F-22
The Design of the F-35
Tools for Defining the Aerodynamic Environment
Computational Tools
Establishing the Credibility of CFD Simulations
Ground-Based Test Programs
Flight-Test Programs
Integration of Experimental and Computational Tools: The Aerodynamic Design Philosophy
The Equations of Motion Written in Conservation Form
A Collection of Often Used Tables
Answers to Selected Problems
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