Low-Speed Aerodynamics by Joseph KatzLow-Speed Aerodynamics by Joseph Katz

Low-Speed Aerodynamics

byJoseph Katz, Allen Plotkin

Paperback | February 5, 2001

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Low-speed aerodynamics is important in the design and operation of aircraft flying at low Mach number, and ground and marine vehicles. This text offers a modern treatment of both the theory of inviscid, incompressible, and irrotational aerodynamics, and the computational techniques now available to solve complex problems. A unique feature is that the computational approach--from a single vortex element to a three-dimensional panel formulation--is interwoven throughout. This second edition features a new chapter on the laminar boundary layer (emphasis on the viscous-inviscid coupling), the latest versions of computational techniques, and additional coverage of interaction problems. The authors include a systematic treatment of two-dimensional panel methods and a detailed presentation of computational techniques for three-dimensional and unsteady flows.
Title:Low-Speed AerodynamicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:630 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 1.26 inPublished:February 5, 2001Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521665523

ISBN - 13:9780521665520


Table of Contents

1. Introduction and background; 2. Fundamentals of inviscid, incompressible flow; 3. General solution of the incompressible, potential flow equations; 4. Small disturbance flow over three-dimensional wings: formulation of the problem; 5. Small disturbance flow over two-dimensional airfoils; 6. Exact solutions with complex variables; 7. Perturbation methods; 8. Three-dimensional small disturbance solutions; 9. Numerical (panel) methods; 10. Singularity elements and influence coefficients; 11. Two-dimensional numerical solutions; 12. Three-dimensional numerical solutions; 13. Unsteady aerodynamics; 14. The laminar boundary layer; 15. Enhancement of the potential flow model; Appendices.

Editorial Reviews

"This book is a significant contribution to the aerodynamic literature. Several of my students have been able to begin their research careers in aerodynamics by reading and digesting this book." Journal of Fluids Engineering, A. T. Conlisk, Ohio State University