Advanced Aerodynamics (AERO5200)


Objectives/Expected Outcomes:
To develop a specialist knowledge in the fields of computational, non-linear and unsteady and aerodynamics. The develop familiarity with the techniques for predicting airflow/structure interactions for aerospace vehicles.
Syllabus Summary:
(a)Advanced two and three dimensional panel method techniques; calculation of oscillatory flow results; prediction of aerodynamic derivatives. Pressure distributions for complete aircraft configuration. Unsteady subsonic flow analysis of aircraft; calculation of structural modes. Structural response to gusts; aeroelasticity; flutter and divergence. Solution of aerospace flow problems using finite element methods.
(b)Unsteady supersonic one-dimensional flow. Hypersonic flow; real gas effects. Introduction to the use of CFD for transonic flow.
(c)Rarefied gas dynamics. Direct simulation method (DSMC); near-continuum solutions. Simulation techniques for numerical solutions of non-linear continuum flow.

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Further unit of study information


Lecture 2 hrs/week; Tutorial 2 hrs/week.


Through semester assessment (100%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


AERO5210 or AERO9260 or AERO3260

Assumed knowledge

BE in the area of Aerospace Engineering or related Engineering field.

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