This course is planned as a graduate level aerodynamics course for mechanical engineers planning to have focus on thermo and fluid dynamics. By the end of this course, the students are expected
1. To get acquainted with the following fluid flow phenomena.
laminar and turbulent flows
subsonic, transsonic, supersonic and hypersonic flows
shock and expansion waves
boundary layer flows
2. To classify different phenomenon of aerodynamics based on non-dimensional parameters, scaling laws and observed effects.
3. To have theoretical understanding of incompressible, compressible, inviscid and viscous aerodynamics. This will be achieved by giving the mathematical fundamentals of integral and differential modeling of fluid flows for the conservation laws of mass, momentum and energy. Simplification and solution of those equations for special flow states in aerodynamical flows.
4. To apply fluid mechanics and aerodynamics knowledge on the evaluation, design and optimization of flow devices.
Moreover, students have the chance to see the direct application of the content in the research and development work conducted by the lecturer.
Motivation of studying this aerodynamics course
Aerodynamics is a fundamental subject of aerospace and mechanical engineering and partially chemical, civil and medical engineering. As a matter of fact, it is a field where multiple physical effects can be met. Aerodynamic drag of transport vehicles, lift and drag characteristics of flying vehicles, performance of compressors and turbines, combustion chambers are applied examples, where aerodynamics plays a very important role. Knowledge on aerodynamics certainly help us to develop new flow devices and processes related with flow of gasses. Furthermore, application of the approaches of aerodynamics in other research subjects might be beneficial.
This course is dominnatly a theoretical one. However, examples are provided in the form of visual media and laboratory experiments. Exercises are made and homeworks are given so that students get acquainted to the theoretical systematic in aerodynamics. In the last part of the course, relevant examples of research work are provided.
The following chapters will be covered in this graduate level aerodynamics course. One unit lecture is 45 min. The course consists of 30 units of lecture material and 30 units of tutorial and laboratory exercises.