Aerodynamics of the airplane.
- Department of Aerospace Engineering
Lift of the airplane and its components. Methods to describe a flow field past a lifting surface (straight and swept wings, wings of small aspect ratio). Drag of the airplane and its components. Lift and drag interference of airplane parts. Pitching, yawing and rolling moments of the airplane. High lift devices. Aerodynamics of control surfaces. Design of tail units. Aerodynamic derivatives. The airplane at high speeds (subsonic, supersonic and transonic speeds).
Completing the courses: Low Speed Aerodynamics, High Speed Aerodynamics, Mechanics of Flight.
- Syllabus of lectures:
Lift of the airplane and its parts.
Methods to describe the flow field past a lifting surface for particular wing plan forms (straight wings, swept wings, wings of small aspect ratio).
Drag of the airplane parts and the airplane as a whole. Drag interference of airplane parts. Simplified forms of the airplane polar curve.
High-lift devices and their aerodynamic characteristics (lift, drag, pitching moment).
The effect of airplane parts on pitching moment. Static stability, neutral point.
Aerodynamics of control surfaces.
Parameters affecting the function of tail units. Aerodynamic design and checking of horizontal tail units.
Aerodynamic derivatives. The contribution of particular airplane parts.
The influence of compressibility (high speeds) on airplane aerodynamic characteristics.
- Syllabus of tutorials:
- Study Objective:
- Study materials:
Torenbeek E.: Synthesis of Subsonic Airplane Design.
Bertin J.J.: Aerodynamics for Engineers.
Kücheman D.: The Aerodynamic Design of Aircraft.
McCormick B.W.: Aerodynamics, Aeronautics and Flight Mechanics.
Ostoslavskij I.V.: Aerodynamics of the Airplane.
- Further information:
- No time-table has been prepared for this course
- The course is a part of the following study plans: