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ConfigurationAerodynamicsCourse

AOE4124ConfigurationAerodynamics
Instructor:W.H.MasonCurrent
Version:Jan.16,2015
email:whmason@vt.edu
OfficeHours:Mon:1011,Wed:10:30
11:30,Fri:1011,orbyappointment
AlittlebackgroundonProfessorMason.
Forliteraturesearches:NASA's
TechnicalReportServer.Thisalso
includestheNACAreports.
CourseSyllabus(apdffile)
Weeklyplananddiary(apdffile)
ClassText:
CoverandTableofContentsversionofJan.18,2006
Preface
1.Introduction(a8.7Mpdf)updatedJan.19,2011
IntroClassConceptsPresentation(a24.8Mpdf)updatedJan.16,2015
2.Fluidmechanicsfoundations:governingequations(a1Mpdf)updatedApril13,2004
3.Drag(pdf)a3.7MpdffilefromFeb.6,2006
MiscDragexamples(pdf)fromFeb.14,2011
4.AircraftConfigurationDesignOptionsFeb.12,2006(a10.8Mpdffile)
ConfigurationOptionsClassPresentationFeb.14,2011
AstoryabouttheX29April1,2010
5.AnOverviewofAerodynamicDesignincludinguseofComputationalAerodynamicsFeb.15,
2006(a1Mpdffile)
Somesizingconsiderations(a464KpdfofaPowerpointfile),Feb.21,2011
CommentsonGeometryforAerodynamics(a1.2MpdfofaPowerpointfile),Feb.22,2012
IssueswithspanloadsincludingtheVulcanandX29(a4.8MpdfofaPowerpointfile)
ConceptualDesignUsingCFDincludingmodernMDOMethods(a1.4Mpdfofa
Powerpointfile)
6.SubsonicaerodynamicsofairfoilsandwingsupdatedMarch10,2006(a2.2megpdffile)
SubsonicAerodynamicsofAirfoilsClassPresentationa1.8Mpdffile(March25,2013)
SubsonicAerodynamicsofWingsClassPresentationan12.8Mpdffile(March23,2011)
7.TransonicaerodynamicsofairfoilsandwingsupdatedMarch10,2006(apdffile)
TransonicsClassPresentationsa10.5Mpdffile(April3,2013)
8.Aerodynamicsofhighliftdevices/poweredliftupdatedApril5,2006(apdffile)
MechanicalHighLiftSystemsClassPresentationupdatedApril12,2013(a5Mpdffile)
PoweredHighLiftSystemsClassPresentationupdatedApril6,2012(a3M.3pdffile)
9.HighangleofattackaerodynamicsupdatedMarch10,2006(a1.1Mpdffile)
HighAlphaBasicsClassPresentationa2.5Mpdf(April29,2013)
AForebodyVortexFlowVisMoviea5.1MQuickTimemovie.Firstwiththelightson,and
thenwiththelightsoff.Inthesmallscaleofthismovieyouhavetolookcarefully.
TheGrummanRFCinFreeFlightattheoldNASAFullScaleTunnela9.2MQuickTime
movie.
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AnF18spinmovieisavailablefromtheNASADrydenwebsite.
10.SupersonicaerodynamicsupdatedMarch10,2006(an8.8Mpdffile)
SupersonicAerodynamicsBasicsClassPresentationa15.8Mpdffile(April23,2013)
11.HypersonicaerodynamicsupdatedMay2,2009(a4.8Mpdffile)
HypersonicAerodynamicsBasicsClassPresentationa5Mpdffile(April27,2012)
We'vealsohadtwoterrificX43Presentations
seminarbyWaltEngelundonHyperX(X43)onMay2,2001.(a12Megpdffile)
seminarbyChrisCottingonHyperX(X43)onMay4,2009.(a20Megpptxfile)
Thefollowingdocumentsprovideagooddescriptionoftheprogressandfrustrationsof
hypersonicaerodynamics:
TheHpersonicRevolution,AirForceHistoryandMuseumsProgram,1998.
VolumeI:19241967a48Mpdffile
VolumeII:19641986a20Mpdffile
VolumeIII:19831995a19Mpdffile
ANASAHistorySeriesbook:
FacingtheHeatBarrier:AHistoryofHypersonics,byT.A.Heppenheimer,
NASASP20074243,2007,a7Mpdffile
Appendices
A. GeometryforAerodynamicists(pdf)versionJan.16,2006,andalibraryofairfoilsforuse
withthecodesisavailable,eitherasaZipfile.
MorecommentsonGeometryforAerodynamicspostedFeb.21,2011
Seethepdffilefortheairfoilnamesassociatedwitheachfilename.Theprimaryairfoilsiteis
theUIUCAirfoilDataSite
B. FifteenMinutesofStealth(a408Kpdffile,version:Jan.17,2006)
C. FAR&MilrequirementsVersion:Feb.6,2006
D. Examplesofaerodynamicdesignusingtoolsfromoursoftwaresuite,version:Feb.6,2006
E. Softwarewithmanuals.
F. ClassDiscussionReadingList(apdffile)
StudentProjects/Presentations
RobRoedtsgaveusaguestlectureonApril3,2006:IntroductiontoHelicopterAerodynamicsa
Powerpointfile.
Otherusefulmaterial
TheAppliedComputationalAerodynamics,text.NotethattheAppendicestothosenotescontain
severalusefulcomputerprogramsnotonthesoftwarepage.
Abibliographyofinformationusefulinairplanedesignhasbeenassembled.
Prof.IlanKroo'sOnlineAppliedAerodynamics:ADigitalTextbook
Agoodsupplement:AerodynamicsforStudentsbyDougAuldandK.SrinvaattheUniversityof
Sydney
TheNASADrydenMultimediaGalleryofairplanephotosandmovies.
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