Aerodynamics 1 (AERO3260)
UNIT OF STUDY
This UoS should prepare students to be able to undertake aerodynamic performance calculations for industry design situations.
The unit aims to develop a knowledge and appreciation of the complex behaviour of airflow in the case of two dimensional aerofoil sections and three dimensional wings; To encourage hands-on experimentation with wind-tunnel tests to allow an understanding of these concepts and their range of applicability. To understand the limitations of linearised theory and the effects of unsteady flow.
Further unit of study information
Laboratory 3 hrs/week; Lecture 3 hrs/week; Tutorial 2 hrs/week.
Through semester assessment (50%) Final Exam (50%)
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
(AMME2200 or AMME2261) and (MATH2061 or MATH2067 or MATH2961)
General conservation equations applied to fluid flow; Fundamental elements of potential flow; Vorticity and its effect on ideal flow; Basic mathematical skills required for plotting and graphing data; Linear algebra for solution of simultaneous linear equations; Fourier series; Complex numbers and complex functions.
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.