- Code ENGN3338
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Engineering
- ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
- Course subject Engineering
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Juan Felipe Torres Alvarez
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
Second Semester 2022
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In Sem 2 2022, this course is delivered on campus with adjustments for remote participation due to unavoidable COVID constraints.
In this course students will develop an understanding of low speed and high-speed aerodynamics of wings and bodies. The course includes the fundamental principles of aerodynamics, the derivation of flow equations, the potential flows in two and three dimensions, the theory of airfoils and wings for inviscid and incompressible flow and the determination of lift and induced drag of finite wings. The course also includes the comprehension of the phenomena related to the aerodynamic behaviour under compressible flow conditions and fundamental principles of viscous flows. Advanced topics include the use of computational fluid dynamics, wind tunnel and experimental testing for vehicles testing and development.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Describe the aerodynamic theory and concepts that are used in the description of flows such as streamlines, circulation, vorticity and others.
- Explain the generation of lift and drag forces, the different flow regimes (compressible versus incompressible, viscous versus inviscid), and effects of viscosity on flow.
- Execute the governing equations for compressible and incompressible flows to calculate the lift and the pressure distribution over airfoils using potential theory.
- Relate the lifting-line theory and Vortex Lattice Numerical Method for calculations of wing lift, lift distribution and induced drag.
- Appraise the relevance of transonic, supersonic and hypersonic, and non-linear supersonic flow regimes.
- Investigate computational fluid dynamics, wind tunnels and other experimental methods.
- Laboratories (20) [LO 1,2,3,6]
- Design Project (40) [LO 3,4,5]
- Final Exam (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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130 hours per semester consisting of the following activities:
· Approximately, 3-5 hours of face-to face component, which may consist of 1 x 2 hour interactive lecture, 1 x 2 hour tutorial per week, and 4 x 3 hour laboratory sessions.
· Approximately 5-7 hours of self-study per week which will include self-directed study using the modular content in preparation for interactive lectures and other assessment tasks.
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