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MAE3401  Aerodynamics6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSLUndergraduate Faculty of EngineeringLeader: J SoriaOfferedClayton First semester 2008 (Day) SynopsisThis unit aims to develop knowledge of fundamental fluid mechanics in order to subsequently develop theories associated with the lift and drag forces acting on an aircraft. The Navier Stokes equations are presented and from this, theories to determine the aerodynamic lift and drag are developed. Practical elements of wing design are considered which may improve lift/drag characteristics beyond that predicted by the theoretical considerations. Compressible flow concepts are introduced, in particular 1D normal shock waves, and 2D normal and oblique shock waves are presented. Helicopter flight is presented as a special topic before boundary layer theory is presented in detail. Objectives
On completion of this unit students should be able to: Develop and recognise the momentum equations in differential and integral form Assessment
Group Assignments: 15% Contact hours3 hours of lectures, 2 hours of practical classes and 7 hours of private study per week and 4 hours laboratory testing per semester Prerequisites 