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Low-Speed Aerodynamics

Low-Speed Aerodynamics

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: February 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521665520

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  • Low-speed aerodynamics is important in the design and operation of aircraft flying at low Mach number, and ground and marine vehicles. This text offers a modern treatment of both the theory of inviscid, incompressible, and irrotational aerodynamics, and the computational techniques now available to solve complex problems. A unique feature is that the computational approach--from a single vortex element to a three-dimensional panel formulation--is interwoven throughout. This second edition features a new chapter on the laminar boundary layer (emphasis on the viscous-inviscid coupling), the latest versions of computational techniques, and additional coverage of interaction problems. The authors include a systematic treatment of two-dimensional panel methods and a detailed presentation of computational techniques for three-dimensional and unsteady flows.

    • Thoroughly updated new edition, including a new chapter on the laminar boundary layer, the latest versions of computational techniques, and additional coverage of interaction problems
    • Takes a unique computational approach which is interwoven throughout
    • Includes a wealth of illustrations and examples
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Explanations and theoretical material have been put forward in a succinct systematic manner with numerous clear line diagrams....The reviewer particularly appreciated the material...on enhancement of the potential flow model. The assessment is realistic and offers scope for practical extensions....recommended to practicing aerodynamicists." The Aeronautical Journal of the Royal Aeronautical Society

    "This is a thoroughly modern and up-to-date high level academic textbook ... highly recommended." The Aeronautica Journal

    "This book is a significant contribution to the aerodynamic literature. Several of my students have been able to begin their research careers in aerodynamics by reading and digesting this book." Journal of Fluids Engineering, A. T. Conlisk, Ohio State University

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: February 2001
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521665520
    • length: 630 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 181 x 33 mm
    • weight: 1.1kg
    • contains: 398 b/w illus. 3 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction and background
    2. Fundamentals of inviscid, incompressible flow
    3. General solution of the incompressible, potential flow equations
    4. Small disturbance flow over three-dimensional wings: formulation of the problem
    5. Small disturbance flow over two-dimensional airfoils
    6. Exact solutions with complex variables
    7. Perturbation methods
    8. Three-dimensional small disturbance solutions
    9. Numerical (panel) methods
    10. Singularity elements and influence coefficients
    11. Two-dimensional numerical solutions
    12. Three-dimensional numerical solutions
    13. Unsteady aerodynamics
    14. The laminar boundary layer
    15. Enhancement of the potential flow model

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Aerdynamic design
    • Aerodynamics
    • Introduction to Aeroelasticity
  • Authors

    Joseph Katz, San Diego State University

    Allen Plotkin, San Diego State University

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