Unit of study_

# AERO8260: 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. At the end of this unit students will be able to: predict flow properties for general aircraft wing sections to obtain lift, drag and pitching moment; extrapolate section results to predict full three dimensional wing behaviour; undertake experiments and analyse data to verify theoretical predictions; construct simple computer algorithms that will allow more complex geometries to be solved; understand the limitations of theory and the effect of second order parameters (Reynolds number, Mach Number) to the primary flow properties. Course content will include: construction and designation of two dimensional aerofoil sections; point vortex model of aerofoil; Joukowski transformation theory; thin aerofoil theory; linear lift properties for sections; limiting effects such as stall; calcualtion of pitching moment coefficient; methods for estimation of boundary flow and friction drag calculations; viscous-inviscid panel method numerical solutions; modelling of three dimension wing flows; lifting line theory and vortex lattice method; effects of downwash, aspect ratio, sweep angle and asymmetry.

## Unit details and rules

#### Engineering

Study level Postgraduate Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic 6
 Prerequisites: ? None None AERO9260 Mathematics and Physics to the level of Bachelor of Science or equivalent. Linear Mathematics and Vector Calculus, Partial Differential Equations (Intro)

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
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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