Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Iowa State Course Substitution
Aerodynamics I: Incompressible Flow
AER E 310
COMPETENCES AND SKILLS THAT WILL BE ACQUIRED AND LEARNING RESULTS.
Fundamental and applied knowledge of Aerodynamics.
Fundamental and applied knowledge of the simplified laws that govern the fluid motion around aerodynamic bodies.
Fundamental and applied knowledge of the principles that allow the prediction of forces and moments on bodies
moving through a fluid. In particular, generation of lift, drag and moments on airfoils (incompressible, subsonic and
supersonic regimes) and wings (incompressible regime).
DESCRIPTION OF CONTENTS: PROGRAMME
Introduction to Aerodynamics. Incompressible, subsonic, transonic, supersonic and hypersonic regimes. Potential flow,
linearization. The Kutta-Joukowski theorem and D'Alambert's paradox.
Incompressible flow over airfoils. The vortex sheet. The Kutta condition. Kelvin's circulation theorem and the starting
vortex. Assymetric and symmetric linearized problems. The aerodynamic center. Drag, stall and high-lift devices.
Incompressible flow over finite wings. The Biot-Savart law. Prandtl's lifting line theory. Effect of the aspect ratio.
Linear theory of subsonic compressible flows. Prandtl-Glauert correction. Other compressibility corrections. Critical
Mach number, Mach Divergence and the area rule. Supercritical airfoils.
Supersonic airfoils. Linearized potential theory.
- Evaluation Date:
- October 29, 2019
- Thomas Ward
End of term exam is heavily weighted. Some more information on class structure is needed. Can student provide exam and/or homework?
"Thanks for the additional information. Yes, I approve of this course as a substitution for AerE310 at ISU." (clarification comment received from faculty on 11/12/2019)