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Unit information: Experimental Aerodynamics in 2015/16

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Unit name Experimental Aerodynamics
Unit code AENG34140
Credit points 10
Level of study H/6
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
Unit director Dr. Theunissen
Open unit status Not open



AENG 31100

School/department Department of Aerospace Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Engineering


Methods, facilities, measurement and analysis in the field of experimental aerodynamics, with particular reference to the demands of the aerospace industry.

To give students an insight into experimental aerodynamics :and dynamics- methods, facilities, measurement and analysis.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of the unit the student will:

  • have an understanding of the various experimental aerodynamic and dynamic facilities and techniques that are available;
  • have a working knowledge of the methods of measurement, result analysis and correction for tunnel interference effects.

Teaching details

  • 20 Lectures.
  • 2 Example Classes.
  • 1 Laboratory demonstration.
  • Further reading and non-assessed example questions to be done in private study time of 56 hours.

Assessment Details

75% - 2 hour examination 25% - coursework (PIV lab experiment in groups of 3 followed by a presentation).

Reading and References

As recommended by unit director