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AERO3260: Aerodynamics 1

2024 unit information

This unit of study should prepare students to be able to undertake aerodynamic performance calculations for industry design situations. The unit aims to develop a knowledge and appreciation of the complex behaviour of airflow in the case of two dimensional aerofoil sections and three dimensional wings; To encourage hands-on experimentation with wind-tunnel tests to allow an understanding of these concepts and their range of applicability. To understand the limitations of linearised theory and the effects of unsteady flow.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Engineering

Study level Undergraduate
Academic unit Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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AMME2000 and (AMME2200 or AMME2261)
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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General conservation equations applied to fluid flow; Fundamental elements of potential flow; Vorticity and its effect on ideal flow; Basic mathematical skills required for plotting and graphing data; Linear algebra for solution of simultaneous linear equations; Fourier series; Complex numbers and complex functions

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. construct simple computer algorithms that will allow more complex geometries to be solved
  • LO2. write an engineering report on an experimental test
  • LO3. work effectively in a team to complete an experimental project
  • LO4. apply solutions to problems under standard aerospace legislation requirements
  • LO5. understand the limitations of theory and the effect of second-order parameters (Reynolds number, Mach Number) on the primary fluid flow properties
  • LO6. predict flow properties for general aircraft wing sections to obtain lift, drag and pitching moment
  • LO7. extrapolate two-dimensional section results to predict full three-dimensional wing behaviour
  • LO8. undertake experiments and analyse data to verify theoretical predictions
  • LO9. demonstrate an improved understanding of the use of software packages to solve fluid flow problems

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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