AE1251 Aerodynamics - I Syllabus

AE1251 AERODYNAMICS – I 3 0 0 100


OBJECTIVE
To understand the behaviour of airflow over bodies with particular emphasis on airfoil sections in the incompressible flow regime.

1. REVIEW OF BASIC FLUID MECHANICS 4
Continuity, momentum and energy equations.

2. TWO DIMENSIONAL FLOWS 12
Basic flows – Source, Sink, Free and Forced vortex,
uniform parallel flow. Their combinations, Pressure and velocity distributions on bodies with and without circulation in ideal and real fluid flows. Kutta Joukowski’s theorem.

3. CONFORMAL TRANSFORMATION 10
Joukowski transformation and its application to fluid flow problems, Kutta condition, Blasius theorem.

4. AIRFOIL AND WING THEORY 12
Joukowski, Karman - Trefftz, Profiles - Thin aerofoil theory and its applications. Vortex line, Horse shoe vortex, Biot and Savart law, Lifting line theory and its limitations.

5. VISCOUS FLOW 7
Newton’s law of viscosity, Boundary Layer, Navier-Stokes equation, displacement, Momentum thickness, Flow over a flat plate, Blasins solution.

TOTAL : 45

TEXT BOOKS
1. Anderson, J.D., “Fundamentals of Aerodynamics”, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1985.

REFERENCES
1. Houghton, E.L., and Carruthers, N.B., “Aerodynamics for Engineering students”, Edward Arnold Publishers Ltd., London, 1989.
2. Milne Thomson, L.H., “Theoretical aerodynamics”, Macmillan, 1985.
3. Clancey, L.J., “Aerodynamics”, Pitman, 1986.
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