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University of Petroleum & Energy Studies AERODYNAMICS


V Semester
August 2018 - December 2018
Date of Submission: 28th September 2018
Max. Marks: 25

S. No. QUESTIONS CO Knowledge

1 Explain the following with relevant sketches and expressions, CO3 L1
 Biot Savart Law by using Vortex filament
 Helmholtz’s theorem
 Horse Shoe Vortex
2 1. Justify the statement, “the geometric angle of attack is equal to sum of the effective CO3 L2
angle plus the induced angle of attack using lifting line theory”.

3 The Supermarine Spitfire is a famous British World War II fighter aircraft. Find out CO3 L3
the wing planform of Supermarine Spitfire and calculate the induced drag and
induced angle of attack.
4 An airplane weighing 73.6 kN has elliptic wings 15.23m in span. For a speed of 90 CO3 L2
m/s in straight and level flight at low altitude find
(a) the induced drag;
(b) the circulation around sections halfway along the wings.
5 2. The Piper Cherokee (a light, single-engine general aviation aircraft) has a wing area CO3 L2
of 15.8 m2 and a wing span of 9.75 m. Its maximum gross weight is 10900N. The
wing uses an NACA 65-415 aerofoil, which has a lift slope of 0.1033 degree-1 and
α L=0=-3 degree. Assume τ = 0.12. If the airplane is cursing at 53.64 m/s at standard
sea level at its maximum gross weight and is in straight and level flight, calculate
the geometric angle of attack of the wing.

6 The Concorde is a British-French modified delta wing supersonic passenger CO3 L3

airliner. Explain the reason for its very high angle of attack during landing.

7 Derive the expression for span efficiency factor, e in general lift distribution using CO3 L2
Prandtl’s classical lifting line theory.

Harshit Shukla
Department of Aerospace Engg,
UPES, Dehradun

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Department of Aerospace Engg,