COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Aerodynamics I
Course Code: 
15AES211
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Semester: 
4
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Coimbatore

'Aerodynamics I' is a course offered in the fourth semester of B. Tech. in Aerospace Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Importance of Aerodynamics – Classification and Practical Objectives – Aerodynamic Forces – Moments and their Non-dimensionalization – Airfoil Nomenclature – Airfoil Characteristics.

Unit 2

Complex Functions: Analytic Functions and Cauchy-Riemann Criteria, Conformal Mapping, Joukowski Transformation.

Unit 3

Concept of Circulation – Plane Potential Flow – Laplace Equation – Elementary Flows and its Superposition – Kutta Condition – Kutta-Joukowski Theorem – Kelvin’s Circulation Theorem – Starting Vortex.

  • John D Anderson, “Fundamentals of Aerodynamics,”5th edition, McGraw Hill, 2010.
  • E. L. Houghton and P. W. Carpenter, “Aerodynamics for Engineering Students,” 5th edition, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2003.
  • Milne-Thomson, “Theoretical Aerodynamics,” Dover, 1974.
  • Krishnamurthy Karamcheti, “Principles of Ideal-Fluid Aerodynamics,”2nd edition, Krieger Pub Co, 1980.