MAE5401 - Aerodynamics
6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate Faculty of Engineering
Leader(s): G Sheard
Clayton First semester 2009 (Day)
This unit provides an introduction to differential and integral forms of governing equations in tensor notation and a review of compressible and incompressible, inviscid and viscous aerodynamic flows. The unit also provides an analytical derivation of boundary layer equations. Compressibility effects in boundary layer flow, flow instability and transition from laminar to turbulent flow. Introduction to boundary layer stability analysis will also be considered in detail. Introduction to the analysis and quantitative description of turbulent boundary layer flow and boundary layer flow control on aerofoils.
The development and integration of previous knowledge in mechanics, electronics and control theory based on previous study leading towards an understanding of current avionics technology within a guided and self-learning environment.
Practice Classes: 10%
Closed Book Examination (3 hours): 70%
3 hours lectures, 2 hours practical classes and 7 hours of private study per week