Synopses & Reviews
A comprehensive introduction to aeronautics for both majors and non-majors, covering the basics of fluid mechanics (for aeronautics), the production of lift and drag, and the effects of viscosity and compressibility, among other topics. Frequently introduces applied aerodynamic methods and explains design integration in many chapters. Provides thorough coverage of the theory of circulation. For a sophomore/junior/senior course in aeronautics. (vs. Anderson)
Table of Contents
1. Conversion Factors Between SI Units and English Units.
3. A Brief History of Aeronautics.
4. The Anatomy of the Airplane.
5. The Nature of Aerodynamic Forces: Dimensional Analysis.
6. Theory and Experiment Wind Tunnels.
7. The Atmosphere.
8. Incompressible One-Dimensional Flow.
9. One-Dimensional Flow in a Compressible Fluid.
10. Two-Dimensional Flow: Lift and Drag.
11. The Finite Wing.
12. Effects of Viscosity.
13. Determination of Total Incompressible Drag.
14. Compressibility Drag.
15. Airfoils and Wings.
16. High-Lift Systems.
17. Aerodynamic Performance.
18. Stability and Control.
21. Hypersonic Flow.
22. Rocket Trajectories and Orbits.
Appendix A: Characteristics of the Standard Atmosphere (SI units). Characteristics of the Standard Atmosphere (English Units).
Appendix B: Derivation of the Compressible Fluid Bernoulli Equation.
Appendix C: Summary of State and One-Dimensional Flow Equations.