Checking date: 23/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Aerodynamics II
Bachelor in Aerospace Engineering (Plan: 421 - Estudio: 251)

Coordinating teacher: FLORES ARIAS, OSCAR

Department assigned to the subject: Aerospace Engineering Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Advanced Mathematics Fluid Mechanics I and II Aerodynamics I
Fundamental and applied knowledge of Aerodynamics. Fundamental and applied knowledge of the principles that allow the prediction of forces and moments on bodies moving through a fluid. In particular, generation of lift, drag and moments on wings (subsonic and supersonic regimes) and fuselage (slender bodies). Understanding of the basic principles in experimental Aerodynamics: physical similarity, wind tunnels and measurements.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Incompressible 3D potential flow. Basic solutions. Green's formula Wings of finite span in incompressible flows. Lifting surface theory. Application to Slender wings. Numerical lifting surface method. Wings of finite span in supersonic flows. Linearized protential. Supersonic source. Subsonic and supersonic edges. Evvard formulas and integration rules. Global characteristics of supersonic wings. Wings of finite span in subsonic flows. Prandtl Glauert analogy. Swept wings. Slender body theory. Problem formulation for revolution bodies. Transversal forces. Longitudinal forces. Experimental aerodynamics. Similarity principles. Wind tunnel design. Measurement and visualisation techniques.
Learning activities and methodology
Theory sessions. Problem sessions working individually and in groups using specific software Lab-sessions in computer room and in the wind tunnel.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 25
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 75

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • J. Katz and A. Plotkin. Low-Speed Aerodynamics. Cambridge University Press.
Additional Bibliography
  • A. Barrero, J. Meseguer and A. Sanz. Aerodinámica de altas velocidades. Garceta.
  • H. Schlichting, E. Tuckenbrodt. . Aerodynamics of the Airplane. Mc Graw Hill.. 1979
  • J. Bertin, R. Cummings. Aerodynamics for Engineers. Pearsong Education International.

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.