ME EN 515: Aerodynamics

Aerodynamics is the application of fluid dynamic principles to the motion of air (or a gas in general) around solid bodies (e.g., airplanes, rockets, trains, cars, etc.). Our primary focus is to learn how to predict aerodynamic forces and moments, like lift and drag, across various flow conditions. We explore 2D airfoils, 3D wings, and rotating blades across a range of Mach numbers and Reynolds numbers. Of particularly emphasis is the use of numerical methods that are widely used in modern aerodynamic analysis.

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