THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
ASE 120K LOW SPEED AERODYNAMICS LABORATORY
Dr. Charles E. Tinney
WRW-301A, 471-4147, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lecture: W 4-5pm
Laboratories: to be determined in class
002 (close- circuit wind tunnel), WRW-010 (water tunnel)
, WRW-305D, Office Hours: M-F 2-3.
, WRW-001, Office Hours: W 1-3
Physical and quantitative observations of some elementary behaviors found in fluid
mechanics: aerodynamics of airfoils and wings, blunt body flows and boundary layers.
To gain a physical understanding for fluid mechanics through hands-on laboratory work.
To become independent problem solvers through a fundamental learning of fluid flows.
Credit with a grade of at least C or registration for Aerospace Engineering 320 and 333T (or another
approved engineering communication course), and Mathematics 427L with grade of at least C.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Students Should Have Before Entering This Course:
Strong knowledge of differential and integral calculus, basic engineering physics, basic programming (e.g. Matlab,
Excel, Mathematica, etc.), plotting and graphics, and word processing.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Students Gain from this Course (Learning Outcomes):
Students will gain intuition about fundamental behaviors of fluid flows, an understanding of basic experimental methods
and the aerodynamics of aircraft. Students are expected to gain a better understanding how to construct a quality
technical report and work in a team oriented setting.
Impact On Subsequent Courses In Curriculum:
Material is presented as co-requisite with that of ASE 320 and is most important for subsequent courses in viscous and
compressible flows, propulsion, flight mechanics, aircraft design.