AE303: Aerodynamics

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class day date topics covered assigned collected
1 W Jan. 5 Introduction - -
2 F Jan. 7 basic definitions; basic fluid properties; heat; speed of sound 1.1 - 1.5 -
3 M Jan. 10 surface tension; vapor pressure, boiling point, cavitation; hydrostatic equation 2.1 - 2.3 -
4 W Jan. 12 hydrostatic equation (cont'd) 2.4 - 2.5 1.1 - 1.5
5 F Jan. 14 LAB: INTRODUCTION TO THE LOW SPEED WIND TUNNEL - -
6 M Jan. 17 HOLIDAY - -
7 W Jan. 19 Pressure measurement with manometers, pressure transducer, Pitot-static tube - 2.1 - 2.3
2.4 - 2.5
8 F Jan. 21 Lagrangian and Eulerian approach; streamlines (conceptual definition); fluid acceleration; Euler's equation 2.6 - 2.8
3.1 - 3.5
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9 M Jan. 24 Flow rates; continuity equation (differential form); rotational and irrotational flow - 2.6 - 2.8
10 W Jan. 26 Derivation of Bernoulli's equation; application of Bernoulli's equation 3.6 - 3.9 3.1 - 3.5
11 F Jan. 28 LAB: CALIBRATION OF PERCENT SPEED GAGE
cancelled due to weather
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12 M Jan. 31 Anatomy of the aircraft; camber, chord, etc.; control surfaces; intro to dimensionless numbers 4.1 - 4.7 3.6 - 3.9
13 W Feb. 2 Introduction to the boundary layer 5.1 - 5.5 4.1 - 4.7
14 F Feb. 4 LAB: CALIBRATION OF PERCENT SPEED GAGE - -
15 M Feb. 7 Introduction to the boundary layer - -
16 W Feb. 9 Review - 5.1 - 5.5
17 F Feb. 11 EXAM 1 - -
18 M Feb. 14 Reynolds Transport Theorem; Continuity Equation (Integral form) - -
19 W Feb. 16 Continuity Equation (Integral form) 6.1-6.3 -
20 F Feb. 18 LAB: CALCULATION OF WIND TUNNEL TURBULENCE FACTOR - 6.1-6.3
21 M Feb. 21 Momentum Equation 6.4-6.5 -
22 W Feb. 23 Momentum Equation 7.1-7.3 6.4-6.5
23 F Feb. 25 - - -
24 M Feb. 28 Momemtum equation 7.4 7.1-7.3
25 W Mar. 1 - - 7.4
26 F Mar. 3 1.5 - -
27 M Mar. 6 1.5-1.8 - -
28 W Mar. 8 1.10, 1.11 (Practical aerodynamics) 1.3, 1.5, 1.7 -
29 F Mar. 10 LAB: CALCULATING LIFT AND DRAG OF AN AIRFOIL USING PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS - -
30 M Mar. 13 Chap.2: Mathematical preliminaries - 1.3, 1.5, 1.7
31 W Mar. 15 Field trip to the airport to examine aircraft - -
32 F Mar. 17 Review - -
33 M Mar. 20 EXAM II - -
34 W Mar. 22 2.14-2.16 (Stream function, velocity potential) 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 2.9 -
35 F Mar. 24 no class - -
36 M Apr. 3 Chap. 3: Sections 3.6 - 3.11 3.8, 3.9, 3.10 -
37 W Apr. 5 Chap. 3: Sections 3.12 - 3.16 3.16, 3.18 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 2.9
3.8, 3.9, 3.10
38 F Apr. 7 3.17: The Method of Source Panels - 3.16, 3.18
39 M Apr. 10 Vortex sheet; Kutta Condition; Thin Airfoil Theory and the Symmetrical Airfoil (4.1 - 4.7) - -
40 W Apr. 12 Thin Airfoil Theory: the Cambered Airfoil (4.8) 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7 -
41 F Apr. 14 HONORS DAY: CLASS CANCELED - -
42 M Apr. 17 Vortex Panels (4.9) - 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7
43 W Apr. 19 EXAM III - -
44 F Apr. 21 Downwash, Induced Drag, Biot-Savart Law (Chap. 5) - -
45 M Apr. 24 Prandtl Lifting Line Theory (Chap. 5) 5.3, 5.4, 5.5 -
46 W Apr. 26 Prandtl Lifting Line Theory (Chap. 5) - 5.3, 5.4, 5.5
47 F Apr. 28 REVIEW - -

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