Aerodynamics for Engineering Students, Seventh Edition, is one of the world's leading course texts on aerodynamics. It provides concise explanations of basic concepts, combined with an excellent introduction to aerodynamic theory. This updated edition has been revised with improved pedagogy and reorganized content to facilitate student learning, and includes new or expanded coverage in several important areas, such as hypersonic flow, UAV's, and computational fluid dynamics.
Daniel Valentine is a Professor of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at Clarkson University and Affiliate Director of the Clarkson Space Grant Program which is part of the New York NASA Space Grant Consortium. This program has provided support for undergraduate research appointments, and for graduate students. He is currently investigating the nonlinear dynamics of two-dimensional, Navier-Stokes flows as part of his work on the development of computational methods to solve fluid dynamics problems. He is also working on the flow-structure interaction of long-span bridges, unsteady hydrodynamics and offshore renewable energy. Other activities include investigations to develop a computational method to predict the effect of a marine propulsor on wave resistance of ships, to examine the effect of density stratification on rotating flows, to develop computational tools to predict the time-averaged properties of high-Reynolds number flows among other fluid mechanics problems.
PART I: INTRODUCTION 1. Basic Concepts and Definitions PART II: FUNDAMENTALS OF FLUID MECHANICS 2. Equations of Motion 3. Viscous Boundary Layers 4. Compressible Flow PART III: AERODYNAMICS OF WINGS AND BODIES 5. Potential Flow 6. Two-Dimensional Wing Theory 7. Wing Theory 8. Airfoils and Wings in Compressible Flow PART IV: APPLICATIONS OF AERODYNAMICS 9. Computational Fluid Dynamics 10. Flow Control, Planar and Rotating Wing Designs Appendix A. Symbols and Notation B. Properties of Standard Atmosphere C. A Solution of Glauert Type Integrals D. Conversion of Imperial Units to Systeme International (SI) Units