This course covers the physics, concepts, theories and models underlying the discipline of aerodynamics. A general theme is the technique of velocity field representation and modeling via source and vorticity fields, and via their sheet, filament, or point-singularity idealisations.
The intent is to instill an intuitive feel for aerodynamic flowfield behavior, and to provide the basis of aerodynamic force analysis, drag decomposition, flow interference estimation, and many other important applications. A few computational methods are covered, primarily to give additional insight into flow behavior, and to identify the primary aerodynamic forces on maneuvering aircraft. A short overview of flight dynamics is also presented.
All required readings are available within the courseware, courtesy of The MIT Press. A print version of the textbook, Flight Vehicle Aerodynamics, is also available for purchase.
About this Course:
This demonstration is specifically designed for new students to explore and to learn how to take an edX course. Inside the demo course student will find three example weeks and lessons, containing the sorts of interactive tools found in many courses, including: videos, readings, interactive questions, laboratories, a molecule editor, an electronic circuit simulator, an interactive periodic table, a protein builder and a molecule structure tool. the course will even keep track of student's 'work' in the demo.
Course starts on: 5th March, 2014
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