Fluid Dynamics for the Study of Transonic Flow by Heinrich J. RammFluid Dynamics for the Study of Transonic Flow by Heinrich J. Ramm

Fluid Dynamics for the Study of Transonic Flow

byHeinrich J. Ramm

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

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This new book leads readers step-by-step through the complexities encountered as moving objects approach and cross the sound barrier. The problems of transonic flight were apparent with the very first experimental flights of scale-model rockets when the disastrous impact of shock waves andflow separations caused the aircraft to spin wildly out of control. Today many of these problems have been overcome, and this book offers an introduction to the transonic theory that has made possible many of these advances. The emphasis is on the most important basic approaches to the solution oftransonic problems. The book also includes explanations of common pitfalls that must be avoided. An effort has been made to derive the most important equations of inviscid and viscous transonic flow in sufficient detail so that even novices may feel confident in their problem-solving ability. Theuse of computer approaches is reviewed, with references to the extensive literature in this area, while the critical shortcomings of an exclusive reliance on computational methods are also described. The book will be valuable to anyone who needs to acquire an understanding of transonic flow,including practicing engineers as well as students of fluid mechanics.
Heinrich J. Ramm is at University of Tennessee Space Institute.
Title:Fluid Dynamics for the Study of Transonic FlowFormat:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 9.49 × 6.3 × 0.71 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195060970

ISBN - 13:9780195060973

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Table of Contents

1. Brief Review of the Basic Laws of Aerodynamics2. The Theory of Inviscid Transonic Flow3. Non-Steady Transonic Flow4. Lift Slope and Drag Rise at Sonic Speed5. Analytical Solutions of the Transonic Continuity Equation6. Viscous Transonic Flow7. Numerical Methods of Transonic Flow Computation8. Steps Toward the Optimum Transonic Aircraft9. Transonic Wind Tunnel Testing