Introduction to Transonic Aerodynamics by Roelof VosIntroduction to Transonic Aerodynamics by Roelof Vos

Introduction to Transonic Aerodynamics

byRoelof Vos, Saeed Farokhi

Hardcover | March 25, 2015

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Written to teach students the nature of transonic flow and its mathematical foundation, this book offers a much-needed introduction to transonic aerodynamics. The authors present a quantitative and qualitative assessment of subsonic, supersonic and transonic flow around bodies in two and three dimensions. The book reviews the governing equations and explores their applications and limitations as employed in modeling and computational fluid dynamics.

Some concepts, such as shock and expansion theory, are examined from a numerical perspective. Others, including shock-boundary-layer interaction, are discussed from a qualitative point of view. The book includes 60 examples and more than 200 practice problems. The authors also offer analytical methods such as Method of Characteristics (MOC) that allow readers to practice with the subject matter.

The result is a wealth of insight into transonic flow phenomena and their impact on aircraft design, including compressibility effects, shock and expansion waves, shock-boundary-layer interaction and aeroelasticity.

Dr. ir. Roelof Vos Roelof Vos holds a BSc degree in Aerospace Engineering from Delft University of Technology which he received in 2004. He earned an MSc degree from that same university which he received with honors in 2005. Sponsored by a VSBfonds scholarship, he subsequently worked for 6 months as a post-graduate researcher at The U...
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Title:Introduction to Transonic AerodynamicsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:555 pagesPublished:March 25, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401797463

ISBN - 13:9789401797467

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction and Historic Perspective

2 Review of Fundamental Equations

3 Transonic Similarity Laws

4 Shock-Expansion Theory

5 Method of Characteristics

6 Aerodynamics of Non-lifting Bodies

7 Airfoil Aerodynamics

8 Aerodynamics of Swept Wings

A Isentropic Flow Table

B Normal Shock Table


C Prandtl-Meyer Function

Partial Answers to Selected Problems

Glossary

Index