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AERO5200: Advanced Aerodynamics

Objectives/Expected Outcomes: To develop a specialist knowledge in the fields of computational, non-linear and unsteady aerodynamics. The develop familiarity with the techniques for predicting airflow/structure interactions for aerospace vehicles. Syllabus Summary: Advanced two and three dimensional panel method techniques; calculation of oscillatory flow results; prediction of aerodynamic derivatives. Pressure distributions for complete aircraft configuration. Unsteady subsonic flow analysis of aircraft; calculation of structural modes. Structural response to gusts; aeroelasticity; flutter and divergence. Solution of aerospace flow problems using finite element methods. Unsteady supersonic one-dimensional flow. Hypersonic flow; real gas effects. Introduction to the use of CFD for transonic flow.

Code AERO5200
Academic unit Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic
Credit points 6
AERO3260 or AERO8260 or AERO9260 or equivalent study at another institution
Assumed knowledge:
BE in the area of Aerospace Engineering or related Engineering field

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

  • LO1. understand the limitations of theory and the effect of second-order parameters (Reynolds number, Mach Number) to the primary fluid-flow properties
  • LO2. construct simple computer algorithms that will allow more complex geometries to be solved and determine the best approach from survey of existing methods
  • LO3. predict flow properties for general aircraft wing sections to obtain lift, drag and pitching moment
  • LO4. extrapolate section results to predict unsteady flow effects and three-dimensional wing behaviour
  • LO5. demonstrate an improved understanding of the use of software packages to solve fluid flow problems
  • LO6. undertake experiments and analyse data to verify theoretical predictions.

Unit outlines

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