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Introduction to Theoretical and Computational Aerodynamics

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ISBN-10: 0486428796

ISBN-13: 9780486428796

Edition: 2003

Authors: Jack Moran

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This concise and highly readable introduction to theoretical and computational aerodynamics integrates both classical and modern developments, focusing on applying methods to actual wing design. Designed for a junior- or senior-level course and as a resource for practicing engineers, it features221 figures. 1984 edition.
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Book details

List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/17/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.06" wide x 9.21" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.518
Language: English

Review of Basic Fluid Dynamics
Forces and Moments Due to Pressure
The Basic Conservation Laws of Fluid Mechanics
Vector Calculus
Differential Forms of the Conservation Laws
Rotational Velocity and Irrotational Flow
Two-Dimensional Incompressible Flow
Uniform Flow
Source Flow
Vortex Flow
Incompressible Irrotational Flow About Symmetric Airfoils at Zero Lift
Uniform Two-Dimensional Irrotational Incompressible Flow About an Isolated Body
Superposition of Fundamental Solutions
Dimensionless Variables
Rankine Ovals
Line Source Distributions
Flow Past Thin Symmetric Airfoils
Errors Near The Stagnation Points
Numerical Solution Based on Line Doublet Distributions
Relation of Numerical to Analytical Solutions
Complex-Variable Methods
Flow Past an Ellipse
Joukowsky Airfoils
Computer Programs
Lifting Airfoils in Incompressible Irrotational Flow
The Thin Airfoil: Thickness and Camber Problems
Forces and Moments on a Thin Airfoil
The Kutta Condition
Circulation Specification
The Cambered Thin Airfoil
Aerodynamics of The Thin Airfoil
The Lumped-Vortex Method
Panel Methods
Program PANEL
Complex-Variables Methods
Computer Program
Wings of Finite Span
The Vortex System for a Thin Planar Wing of Finite Span
The Vortex-Lattice Method
Induced Drag
Lifting-Line Theory
The Elliptic Lift Distribution
The Optimal Wing
Nonelliptic Lift Distributions
Computer Program
The Navier-Stokes Equations
The Stress at a Point
Newton's Second Law For Fluids
Symmetry of Stresses
Molecular View of Stress in a Fluid
The No-Slip Condition
Unidirectional Flows
The Viscosity Coefficient
Pascal's Law
Strain Versus Rotation
Vectors and Tensors
The Stress Tensor
The Rate-of-Strain Tensor
The Two Coefficients of Viscosity
The Navier-Stokes Equations
The Boundary Layer
The Laminar Boundary Layer
Use of the Boundary-Layer Equations
Skin Friction
Displacement Thickness
Momentum Thickness
The Momentum Integral Equation
Velocity Profile Fitting: Laminar Boundary Layers
Thwaites's Method For Laminar Boundary Layers
Form Drag
Turbulent Flows
Velocity Profile Fitting: Turbulent Boundary Layers
Head's Method For Turbulent Boundary Layers
Transition From Laminar to Turbulent Flow
Boundary Layer Separation
Airfoil Performance Characteristics
The Development of Circulation About a Sharp-Tailed Airfoil
Computation of Boundary Layer Growth Along An Airfoil
Computer Program
Panel Methods
Mathematical Foundations: Green's Identity
Potential-Based Panel Methods
Constant-Potential Method
Linear-Potential Method
Equivalent Vortex Distributions
Vortex-Based Panel Methods
Source-Based Panel Methods
Comparisons of Source-, Doublet-, and Vortex-Based Methods
Finite Difference Methods
Boundary-Value Problems in One Dimension
Convergence and Order of Accuracy
Incompressible Potential Flow Past a Thin Symmetric Airfoil
Direct Methods
Iterative Methods
Initial Problems: The Heat Equation
An Explicit Finite-Difference Method
The Crank-Nicolson Method
Backward-Difference Schemes
Computer Programs
Finite-Difference Solution of the Boundary Layer Equations
Statement of The Problem
Similar Solutions of The Laminar Incompressible Boundary Layer
Finite-Difference Methods for the Falkner-Skan Equation
Iterative Solution of Nonlinear Equations
A Finite-Difference Method Based on a Second-Order Differential Equation
A Finite-Difference Method Based on a System of First-Order Equations
Transformation of The Laminar Boundary-Layer Equations For Arbitrary Pressure Gradients
Program BDYLAY
Turbulent Boundary Layers
Separated Flows
Computer Programs
Compressible Potential Flow Past Airfoils
Shock Waves and Sound Waves
Equations of Compressible Steady Potential Flow
The Prandtl-Glauert Equation
Subsonic Flow Past Thin Airfoils
Supersonic Flow Past Thin Airfoils
Transonic Flow Past Thin Airfoils
Aerodynamics in the Transonic Range
Solution of the Transonic Small-Disturbance Equation: Subcritical Flow
Conservative versus Nonconservative Difference Schemes
Supercritical Flow and Upwind Differencing
The Relaxation Iteration
The Poisson Iteration
Computer Program
An Important Integral
The Integral [characters not reproducible]
Potential Flow Past a Corner
Uniqueness of Solutions of Laplace Equation
Fourier-Series Expansions
Downwash Due to a Horseshoe Vortex
Geometrical Demonstration That Strain is a Tensor
Optimization of the SOR Method for the Laplace Equation
Structure of a Weak Shock Wave