Starting from a basic knowledge of mathematics and mechanicsgained in standard foundation classes, Theory of Lift:Introductory Computational Aerodynamics in MATLAB/Octave takesthe reader conceptually through from the fundamental mechanics oflift to the stage of actually being able to make practicalcalculations and predictions of the coefficient of lift forrealistic wing profile and planform geometries.
The classical framework and methods of aerodynamics are coveredin detail and the reader is shown how they may be used to developsimple yet powerful MATLAB or Octave programs that accuratelypredict and visualise the dynamics of real wing shapes, usinglumped vortex, panel, and vortex lattice methods.
This book contains all the mathematical development and formulaerequired in standard incompressible aerodynamics as well as dozensof small but complete working programs which can be put to useimmediately using either the popular MATLAB or free Octavecomputional modelling packages.
Key features:Synthesizes the classical foundations of aerodynamics withhands-on computation, emphasizing interactivity andvisualization. Includes complete source code for all programs, all listingshaving been tested for compatibility with both MATLAB andOctave. Companion website (www.wiley.com/go/mcbain)hosting codes and solutions.
Theory of Lift: Introductory Computational Aerodynamics inMATLAB/Octave is an introductory text for graduate and seniorundergraduate students on aeronautical and aerospace engineeringcourses and also forms a valuable reference for engineers anddesigners.