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Course Detail

Course Name Aerodynamics II
Course Code 15 AES 301
Program B. Tech. in Aerospace Engineering
Semester Five
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

Classical Thin Airfoil Theory for Symmetric and Cambered Airfoils: Lift and Moment Coefficients, Center of Pressure, Predicting Zero Lift Angle of Attack, Flapped Airfoils, Effects of Thickness

Unit 2

Finite Wing Theory: The Concept of Downwash and Induced Drag – Classical Theorems: Curved Vortex Filament, Biot-Savart Law, Helmholtz’s Vortex Theorems – Method of Analysis: Prandtl’s Classical Lifting Line Theory, Modern Numerical Lifting Line Method, Lifting Surface Theory, Modern Vortex Lattice Numerical Method.

Unit 3

Flow Physics Associated with Delta Wings: Subsonic Flow Pattern, Pressure Envelope, Leading Edge Vortex Flap (LEVF) Technology and Performance Comparison, Buffeting Phenomena and Types of Vortex Breakdown.

Text Books

  1. 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.

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