# Unit information: Aerodynamics in 2015/16

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Unit name Aerodynamics AENG21100 20 I/5 Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24) Professor. Gaitonde Not open Fluids 1 (AENG 11101), Engineering Mathematics 1 (EMAT 10100) None Department of Aerospace Engineering Faculty of Engineering

## Description including Unit Aims

High speed flows and the effects of compressibility, fundamental ideas of aerofoil and wing theory, potential models for aerofoils and wings, introduction to helicopter aerodynamics.

Aims:

To establish a basic understanding of fluid flows related to fixed and rotary wing aircraft. To provide fundamental tools and concepts required for experimental, theoretical and computational modelling.

## Intended Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this Unit, the student will:

• understand the various levels of approximation used in aerodynamic modelling, and have an appreciation of their limitations.
• be able to use 2D incompressible, inviscid theory to model the flow around simple bodies and aerofoils using thin aerofoil theory and panel methods.
• be able to use 3D incompressible, inviscid theory to model the flow around finite wings, and understand the effect of planform on aerodynamic behaviour and on the generation of lift-dependent drag.
• be able to use basic compressible flow theory to model simple 1D and 2D flows, and understand the impact of compressibility on intake and nozzle flows and on wing characteristics.
• have an understanding of the application of fluid mechanics to aerodynamic design of rotary wing aircraft

## Teaching Information

35 lectures of 1 hour 7 examples classes of 1 hour 2 laboratory classes of 3 hours

## Assessment Information

A 70% – 3 hour examination in May/June B 9% – 3 assessed examples questions during the year C 12% – Lab Report: Chordwise Pressure Distribution (A1)and Linked MATLAB assignment D 9% – Technical Note: Compressible Flow (A2) and Linked MATLAB assignment