The student has the ability to approach an aerodynamics design of an airplane. He is able to identify the better apprach to the aerodynamics evaluation for a given problem, taking into account the caabilities of different approach (numerical os experimental), the cost and the time necessary to have the result. The student is also able to consider the aerodynamcs aspects of the design on respect to the complete design.
During the oral exam the student must be able to demonstrate his/her knowledge of the course material and be able to discuss the reading matter thoughtfully and with propriety of expression.
- Final oral exam
Delivery: face to face
- attending lectures
- participation in seminar
- participation in discussions
- individual study
Introduction The Aerodynamics configuration of an airplane. The Aerodynamics design and the aerodynamics requirements. Recall of the basic elements of aerodynamic. Different flow regimes. Drag origin and classification. The aerodynamics coefficients and their representation. Part 1 – The effects of the main parameters on the aerodynamics characteristics Wing section, finite span wings, high aspect ratio and low aspect ratio. Delta wings. The fuselage aerodynamics. Wing-fuselage interference. The air intakes. Part 2 – Aerodynamics Evaluations The concept of an aerodynamics evaluation. Accuracy and elements of error analysis. The aerodynamics similitude. Elementary methodologies. The use of Numerical evaluations. The use of experimental evaluations. A comparison between numerical and experimental approaches. Criteria for the choice. Elements of aerodynamics optimization techniques. Part 3 – Examples of aerodynamics design