Checking date: 02/11/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Experimental Aerodynamics
Study: Master in Aeronautical Engineering (296)

Coordinating teacher: IANIRO , ANDREA

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Students are expected to have a basic knowledge of aerodynamics and fluid mechanics.
The goal of this course is that the student acquires knowledge about experimental methods in aerodynamics and about the methodology for the design of an experiment.
Description of contents: programme
Theoretical fundamentals of experimental aerodynamics: Buckingham pi theorem, fundamental equations and non dimensional numbers. Statistical data characterization and elements of data processing Experimental facilities and wind tunnel testing Aim and principles of flow visualization Flow pressure measurements Temperature and heat-flux measurements Density-based methods Thermal Anemometry Laser Anemometry Volumetric Velocimetry Measurement of wall shear stresses Force and moments measurements
Learning activities and methodology
Theory sessions. Problem sessions working individually and in groups. Lab-sessions and homeworks
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 25
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 75
Basic Bibliography
  • Alexander J. Smits, T. T. Lim. Flow Visualization:Techniques and Examples. ICP. 2012
  • Stefano Discetti, Andrea Ianiro. Experimental Aerodynamics. CRC Press . 2017

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.