9. Section 9: Basic Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamics

  1. Clifford Matthews

Published Online: 19 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119967958.ch9

Engineers' Data Book, Fourth Edition

Engineers' Data Book, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Matthews, C. (2012) Section 9: Basic Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamics, in Engineers' Data Book, Fourth Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119967958.ch9

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: 27 JAN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119976226

Online ISBN: 9781119967958

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Keywords:

  • basic fluid mechanics and aerodynamics;
  • basic fluid relationships;
  • flow equations, flow of a fluid, 1-D, 2-D, or 3-D;
  • fluid principles;
  • two-dimensional flow, fundamental equations;
  • flow regimes;
  • boundary layers, region near surface or wall;
  • normal shock waves;
  • position of aerodynamic centre, and supersonic conditions;
  • general airfoil theory, and airfoil coefficients

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Basic properties

  • Flow equations

  • Flow regimes

  • Boundary layers

  • Isentropic flow

  • Compressible one-dimensional flow

  • Normal shock waves

  • Axisymmetric flows

  • Drag coefficients

  • General airfoil theory

  • Airfoil coefficients

  • Pressure distributions

  • Aerodynamic centre

  • Centre of pressure

  • Supersonic conditions

  • Wing loading: semi-ellipse assumption