Written to teach students the nature of transonic flow and its mathematical foundation, this book offers a much-needed introduction to transonic aerodynamics. The authors present a quantitative and qualitative assessment of subsonic, supersonic and transonic flow around bodies in two and three dimensions. The book reviews the governing equations and explores their applications and limitations as employed in modeling and computational fluid dynamics.
Some concepts, such as shock and expansion theory, are examined from a numerical perspective. Others, including shock-boundary-layer interaction, are discussed from a qualitative point of view. The book includes 60 examples and more than 200 practice problems. The authors also offer analytical methods such as Method of Characteristics (MOC) that allow readers to practice with the subject matter.
The result is a wealth of insight into transonic flow phenomena and their impact on aircraft design, including compressibility effects, shock and expansion waves, shock-boundary-layer interaction and aeroelasticity.
Number of pages: 555
Weight: 9581 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 201
"This textbook is a comprehensive introduction to transonic external aerodynamics. ... It is intended primarily for senior undergraduate students or graduate students with prior knowledge in aerodynamics, but it provides useful informations to all specialists interested in transonic flows." (Adrian Carabineanu, zbMATH, Vol. 1326.76001, 2016)
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