Introduction to aerodynamics
The aim of this course is to present the main physical phenomena involved in aerodynamics and to present and understand the vocabulary used in this domain.
The course lasts 4.5 days (30 hours) including:
- 5 half days courses (15h)
- 4 half days practical activities in wind tunnels (14h)
- Round table (1h)
Fundamental concepts of Aerodynamics and theoretical models for quantitative aerodynamic analysis are formally introduced in the morning classrooms. The afternoons are dedicated to practical demonstrations and visualisations in wind tunnels.
These complementary approaches are organised to provide the trainees an overview of the physical phenomena governing aerodynamics.
Mathematics, physics and mechanics, bachelor level
Some general basic knowledge in fluid mechanics is desirable but not essential.
Professor, PhD, ISAE-SUPAERO
Assistant Professor, SUPAERO, PhD, ISAE-SUPAERO.
- Aerodynamics versus other aeronautics domains such as flight dynamics, structure and propulsion
- Aerodynamics forces
- Lift and drag: pressure and viscosity effects
- Dimensional analysis and similitude parameters
- 2D incompressible flows
- Pressure distribution
- Measurements around an airfoil
- Mach number effects
- Subsonic, transonic, supersonic regimes: shock waves
- Supersonic nozzles
- Trans and supersonic airfoils: the wave drag
- Introduction to measurement techniques in aerodynamics
- 2D viscous flows
- Laminar and turbulent boundary layers
- Friction drag, base pressure drag
- Boundary layer separation, airfoil stall
- 3D flows
- Induced drag, vortex lift
- Aerodynamic forces on a complete aircraft: the polar curve
- Slender bodies
- Overview of theoretical models used in fluids mechanics
- A basic numerical application case: computation of a 2D inviscid incompressible flow by panel method
Scheduled in French:
TOULOUSE: November 4th to 8th, 2019
(Initially scheduled September 23th to 27th, 2019)
For the English realization, please, consult us.
€2,580 excluding tax (20% VAT)