International Standard Atmosphere (ISA)
Handout for AE 301 Aerodynamics 1
January 21, 2016
As aerospace engineers we often have to predict the aerodynamic characteristics of an aircraft,
which is determined to a large extent by the density of the air in w
Primer on Dimensional Analysis
Handout for AE 301 Aerodynamics 1
January 22, 2016
As we begin to consider in more detail about how a air behaves as it flows around about a body
or through the interior of a body, it naturally leads to the question as to wh
Review of Hydrostatics and the
Hydrostatic Equation
Handout for AE 301 Aerodynamics 1
January 21, 2016
In aerodynamics we are usually concerned with the motion of the air, i.e., aerodynamics, but if the
flow is stationary or stagnant then we can describe
Flow Similarity
Handout for AE 301 Aerodynamics 1
February 1, 2016
In the class we have briefly discussed the ideas of flow similarity. By way of example, consider
two different bodies that are to be tested in a wind tunnel to determine their aerodynamic
Integration of Pressure Distributions
Handout for AE 301 Aerodynamics 1
April 13, 2016
In aerodynamics we often calculate (or more usually measure) pressure distributions, such as on
airfoil sections, from which we desire so-called integrated quantities s
Derivation of the Bernoulli Equation
in an Irrotational Flow
Handout for AE 301 Aerodynamics 1
February 16, 2016
Starting from the momentum equations for an inviscid fluid with no body forces (i.e., the Euler equations), we can prove that Bernoullis equat
Essential Vector Algebra and Calculus
Handout for AE 301 Aerodynamics 1
January 22, 2016
In aerodynamics we are often concerned with quantities that have both magnitude and direction,
an example being the flow velocities. Vector quantities in aerodynamics
Use of the Momentum Equations to Find
the Drag on a 2-D body
Handout for AE 301 Aerodynamics 1
February 4, 2016
We can use the equation of motion of a fluid in integral form to find the drag of a two dimensional
body. This is a classic application of the
Summary of Aerodynamic Coefficients
Handout for AE 301 Aerodynamics 1
January 26, 2016
Summary of Force and Moment Coefficients
The forces and moments on an airfoil, wing or other body arises from the integrated effects of the
distributed pressure and she
Eulers Equation and Bernoullis Equation
Handout for AE 301 Aerodynamics 1
February 16, 2016
Recall from the class discussion today that we reached the point in the derivation of the Bernoulli
equation where we were able to relate the local flow velocity t