|Fakulteit||Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology|
Introduction to aerodynamics and aeronautics. Fundamental physical quantities of flowing gas. Equations of state. Anatomy of an airplane. Basic aerodynamics. Potential flow. Elementary incompressible flow. The Kutta-Joukowski Theorem. Introduction to viscous flow. Laminar and Turbulent Boundary Layers. Skin friction. Transition Flow Separation. Airfoil nomenclature. Lift, drag and moment coefficients. Pressure coefficients. Airfoil data. Thin airfoil theory. Biot-Savart Law, Prandtl’s lifting line theory. Wing properties. Circulation, downwash, and induced drag. Span efficiency. Stall. High-lift devices. Drag. Elements of airplane and flight performance. Range, endurance and payload. Principles of static stability and control.
|Contact time||1 practical per week, 3 lectures per week|
|Language of tuition||Module is presented in English|
|Department||Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering|
|Period of presentation||Semester 2|
Copyright © University of Pretoria 2023. All rights reserved.
COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource Portal
To contact the University during the COVID-19 lockdown, please send an email to [email protected]
Get Social With Us
Download the UP Mobile App