Fundamentals of Hydro and Aeromechanics

Author: Oskar Karl Gustav Tietjens
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486603741
Release Date: 1957
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Prandtl''s pioneering experiments laid the basis for the use of theoretical hydromechanics and hydrodynamics in practical engineering problems. This volume presents Tietjens'' famous expansion of Prandtl''s lectures: statics and kinematics of liquids and gases, dynamics of non-viscous liquids. Proofs use vector analysis.

Applied Hydro and Aeromechanics

Author: Oskar Karl Gustav Tietjens
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486603759
Release Date: 1957
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Prandtl was one of the great theorists of aerodynamics and this work has long been considered one of the finest introductory works in the field. Topics include flow through pipes, Prandtl's own work on boundary layers, drag, airfoil theory, and entry conditions for flow in a pipe.

Fundamentals of Astrodynamics

Author: Roger R. Bate
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486600610
Release Date: 1971
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Teaching text developed by U.S. Air Force Academy and designed as a first course emphasizes the universal variable formulation. Develops the basic two-body and n-body equations of motion; orbit determination; classical orbital elements, coordinate transformations; differential correction; more. Includes specialized applications to lunar and interplanetary flight, example problems, exercises. 1971 edition.

Theory of Flight

Author: Richard von Mises
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486132228
Release Date: 2012-04-27
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Mises' classic avoids the formidable mathematical structure of fluid dynamics, while conveying — by often unorthodox methods — a full understanding of the physical phenomena and mathematical concepts of aeronautical engineering.

Understanding Aerodynamics

Author: Doug McLean
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118454220
Release Date: 2012-12-07
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Much-needed, fresh approach that brings a greater insight into the physical understanding of aerodynamics Based on the author’s decades of industrial experience with Boeing, this book helps students and practicing engineers to gain a greater physical understanding of aerodynamics. Relying on clear physical arguments and examples, Mclean provides a much-needed, fresh approach to this sometimes contentious subject without shying away from addressing "real" aerodynamic situations as opposed to the oversimplified ones frequently used for mathematical convenience. Motivated by the belief that engineering practice is enhanced in the long run by a robust understanding of the basics as well as real cause-and-effect relationships that lie behind the theory, he provides intuitive physical interpretations and explanations, debunking commonly-held misconceptions and misinterpretations, and building upon the contrasts provided by wrong explanations to strengthen understanding of the right ones. Provides a refreshing view of aerodynamics that is based on the author’s decades of industrial experience yet is always tied to basic fundamentals. Provides intuitive physical interpretations and explanations, debunking commonly-held misconceptions and misinterpretations Offers new insights to some familiar topics, for example, what the Biot-Savart law really means and why it causes so much confusion, what “Reynolds number” and “incompressible flow” really mean, and a real physical explanation for how an airfoil produces lift. Addresses "real" aerodynamic situations as opposed to the oversimplified ones frequently used for mathematical convenience, and omits mathematical details whenever the physical understanding can be conveyed without them.

Engineering Analysis of Flight Vehicles

Author: Holt Ashley
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486166537
Release Date: 2013-05-27
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Excellent graduate-level text explores virtually every important subject in the fields of subsonic, transonic, supersonic, and hypersonic aerodynamics and dynamics, demonstrating their interface in atmospheric flight vehicle design. 1974 edition.

An Introduction to Theoretical and Computational Aerodynamics

Author: Jack Moran
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486317533
Release Date: 2013-04-22
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Concise text discusses properties of wings and airfoils in incompressible and primarily inviscid flow, viscid flows, panel methods, finite difference methods, and computation of transonic flows past thin airfoils. 1984 edition.

An Introduction to the Theory of Aeroelasticity

Author: Y C Fung
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 9780486469362
Release Date: 2008-10-17
Genre: Science

Geared toward advanced undergraduates and graduate students, this outstanding text was written by one of the founders of bioengineering and modern biomechanics. It offers unusually thorough coverage of the interaction of aerodynamic forces and elastic structures. It has also proven highly useful to designers and engineers concerned with flutter, structural dynamics, flight loads, and related subjects.An introductory chapter covers concepts of aerodynamics, elasticity, and mechanical vibrations. Chapters 2 through 11 survey aeroelastic problems, their historical background, basic physical concepts, and the principles of analysis. Chapters 12 through 15 contain the fundamentals of oscillating airfoil theory and a brief summary of experimental results. Each chapter is followed by a bibliography, and 147 illustrations and 20 tables illuminate the text.

Environmental Modeling

Author: Ekkehard Holzbecher
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642220425
Release Date: 2012-01-10
Genre: Science

The book has two aims: to introduce basic concepts of environmental modelling and to facilitate the application of the concepts using modern numerical tools such as MATLAB. It is targeted at all natural scientists dealing with the environment: process and chemical engineers, physicists, chemists, biologists, biochemists, hydrogeologists, geochemists and ecologists. MATLAB was chosen as the major computer tool for modeling, firstly because it is unique in it's capabilities, and secondly because it is available in most academic institutions, in all universities and in the research departments of many companies. In the 2nd edition many chapters will include updated and extended material. In addition the MATLAB command index will be updated and a new chapter on numerical methods will be added. For the second edition of 'Environmental Modeling' the first edition was completely revised. Text and figures were adapted to the recent MATLAB® version. Several chapters were extended. Correspondingly the index of MATLAB commands was extended considerably, which makes the book even more suitable to be used as a reference work by novices. Finally an introduction into numerical methods was added as a new chapter. “/p>

Aerodynamic Drag Mechanisms of Bluff Bodies and Road Vehicles

Author: Gino Sovran
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781468484342
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Technology & Engineering

These Proceedings contain the papers and oral discussions presented at the Symposium on AERODYNAMIC DRAG MECHANISMS of Bluff Bodies and Road Vehides held at the General Motors Research Laboratories in Warren, Michigan, on September 27 and 28, 1976. This international, invitational Symposium was the twentieth in an annual series, each one having been in a different technical discipline. The Symposia provide a forum for areas of science and technology that are of timely interest to the Research Laboratories as weIl as the technical community at large, and in which personnel of the Laboratories are actively involved. The Symposia furnish an opportunity for the exchange of ideas and current knowledge between participating research specialists from educational, industrial arid governmental institutions and serve to stimulate future research activity. The present world-wide energy situation makes it highly desirable to reduce the force required to move road vehicles through the atmosphere. A significant amount of the total energy consumed for transportation is expended in overcoming the aerodynamic resistance to motion of these vehicles. Reductions in this aerodynamic drag can therefore have a large impact on ground transportation energy requirements. Although aerodynamic development work on road vehides has been performed for many years, it has not been widely reported or accompanied by much basic research.

Precision Sensors Actuators and Systems

Author: Hornsen Tzou
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789401118187
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Research into and development of high-precision systems, microelectromechanical systems, distributed sensors/actuators, smart structural systems, high-precision controls, etc. have drawn much attention in recent years. These new devices and systems will bring about a new technical revolution in modern industries and impact future human life. This book presents a unique overview of these technologies such as silicon based sensors/actuators and control piezoelectric micro sensors/actuators, micro actuation and control, micro sensor applications in robot control, optical fiber sensors/systems, etc. These are four essential subjects emphasized in the book: 1. Survey of the (current) research and development; 2. Fundamental theories and tools; 3. Practical applications. 4. Outlining future research and development.

Space Mathematics

Author: Bernice Kastner
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486320830
Release Date: 2013-10-17
Genre: Science

Created by NASA for high school students interested in space science, this collection of worked problems covers a broad range of subjects, including mathematical aspects of NASA missions, computation and measurement, algebra, geometry, probability and statistics, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometry, matrix algebra, conic sections, and calculus. In addition to enhancing mathematical knowledge and skills, these problems promote an appreciation of aerospace technology and offer valuable insights into the practical uses of secondary school mathematics by professional scientists and engineers. Geared toward high school students and teachers, this volume also serves as a fine review for undergraduate science and engineering majors. Numerous figures illuminate the text, and an appendix explores the advanced topic of gravitational forces and the conic section trajectories.

Elements of Gas Dynamics

Author: H. W. Liepmann
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486316857
Release Date: 2013-04-09
Genre: Technology & Engineering

First-rate text covers thermodynamics, one-dimensional gas dynamics and one-dimensional wave motion, waves in supersonic flow, flow in ducts and wind tunnels, methods of measurement, the equations of frictionless flow, small-perturbation theory, and more.

An Introduction to Flapping Wing Aerodynamics

Author: Wei Shyy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107067981
Release Date: 2013-08-19
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This is an ideal book for graduate students and researchers interested in the aerodynamics, structural dynamics and flight dynamics of small birds, bats and insects, as well as of micro air vehicles (MAVs), which present some of the richest problems intersecting science and engineering. The agility and spectacular flight performance of natural flyers, thanks to their flexible, deformable wing structures, as well as to outstanding wing, tail and body coordination, is particularly significant. To design and build MAVs with performance comparable to natural flyers, it is essential that natural flyers' combined flexible structural dynamics and aerodynamics are adequately understood. The primary focus of this book is to address the recent developments in flapping wing aerodynamics. This book extends the work presented in Aerodynamics of Low Reynolds Number Flyers (Shyy et al. 2008).