• Course code

    ME 551

  • L-T-P-C


  • Syllabus


  • Eligible Programmes


  • Aerodynamics

    ME 551 Aerodynamics (3-0-0-6)

    Aerodynamic forces and moments; continuity, momentum and energy equations; Inviscid incompressible flow – incompressible flow in a low speed wind tunnel, source and doublet flows, nonlifting flow over a circular cylinder, Kutta-Joukowski theorem; Incompressible flow over airfoils and finite wings – Kutta condition, Kelvin’s circulation theorem, Biot-Savart law, Helmholtz vortex theorem, Prandtle’s classical lift ing line theory; Thin aerofoil theory; Three dimensional source and doublet; Equations of viscous flow; Laminar and turbulent boundary layers; Panel methods in aerodynamics, Unsteady incompressible potential flow - sudden acceleration of a flat plate; Unsteady motion of two-dimensional thin airfoil.


    J. D. Anderson, Jr, Fundamentals of Aerodynamics, McGraw Hill, 2005.

    J. J. Bertin, Aerodynamics for Engineers, Pearson Education, 2002.

    L. J. Clancy, Aerodynamics, Himalayan Books, 1996.

    L. Houghton, and N. B. Carruthers, Aerodynamics for Engg. Students, Arnold Pub, 1988.

    M. Kuethe, and C-Y Chow, Foundations of Aerodynamics, Wiley, 1998.

    J. Katz, and A. Plotkin, Low-speed Aerodynamics: From Wing Theory to Panel Methods, McGraw-Hill, 1991.