COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Aerodynamics I
Course Code: 
19AEE211
Year Taught: 
2019
Semester: 
4
Type: 
Foundation Core
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Coimbatore

Aerodynamics I is a course offered in the third semester of B. Tech. programs at the School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Objectives

  • This subject provides a fundamental understanding of aerodynamics by considering an infinite wing/airfoil. In doing so, the flow domain turns out 2-D and thereby the analysis will be simplified. It also facilitates to apply superposition of potential flows to simulate flow around geometries of practical relevance with a good degree of precision.

Course Outcomes

  • CO1: Understand fundamentals and know the non-dimensionalization of aerodynamic forces and moments; familiar with airfoil nomenclature and airfoil characteristics.
  • CO2: Understand conformal mapping and Jowkowski transformation of airfoil to a circular cylinder.
  • CO3: Understand plane potential flow and apply to aerodynamic problems of academic and practical interest.

CO – PO Mapping

PO/PSO/
CO
PO1 PO2 PO3 PO4 PO5 PO6 PO7 PO8 PO9 PO10 PO11 PO12 PSO1 PSO2 PSO3
CO1 2               3   3 3 3  
CO2 3 3     2         3   3 3 1  
CO3 3 3               3   3 3 2  

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.

Textbook(s)

  • John D Anderson, “Fundamentals of Aerodynamics,” 5th edition, McGraw Hill, 2010.

Reference(s)

  • E.L. Houghton and P.W. Carpenter, “Aerodynamics for Engineering Students,” 5th edition, ButterworthHeinemann, 2003.
  • Milne-Thomson, “Theoretical Aerodynamics,” Dover, 1974.
  • Krishnamurthy Karamcheti, “Principles of Ideal-Fluid Aerodynamics,” 2nd edition, Krieger Pub Co, 1980.

Evaluation Pattern

Assessment Internal External
Periodical 1 15 -
Periodical 2 15 -
*Continuous Assessment (CA) 20 -
End Semester - 50
*CA – Can be Quizzes, Assignment, Projects, and Reports.