Fundamentals of Aerodynamics – John David Anderson – 3rd Edition


Intended for a first course in aerodynamics at undergraduate level, this text is distinguished by strong coverage of the fundamentals presented in an easy-to-understand style. This edition preserves the emphasis on fundamentals while adding much new applied material to give readers a feel for the real world of aerodynamics. It also includes an expanded chapter on hypersonic aerodynamics

In keeping with its bestselling previous editions, Fundamentals of Aerodynamics, by John Anderson, offers the most readable, interesting, and up-to-date overview of aerodynamics to be found in any text.

The classic organization of the text has been preserved, as is its successful pedagogical features: chapter roadmaps, preview boxes, design boxes and summary section. Although fundamentals do not usually change over time, applications do and so various detailed content is modernized, and existing figures are replaced with modern data and illustrations. Historical topics, carefully developed examples, numerous illustrations, and a wide selection of chapter problems are found throughout the text to motivate and challenge students of aerodynamics.

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  • Part 1 Fundamental Principles
    1 Aerodynamics: Some Introductory Thoughts
    2 Aerodynamics: Some Fundamental Principles and Equations

    Part 2 Inviscid, Incompressible Flow
    3 Fundamentals of Inviscid, Incompressible Flow
    4 Incompressible Flow over Airfoils
    5 Incompressible Flow over Finite Wings
    6 Three-Dimensional Incompressible Flow

    Part 3 Inviscid, Compressible Flow
    7 Compressible Flow: Some Preliminary Aspects
    8 Normal Shock Waves and Related Topics
    9 Oblique Shock and Expansion Waves
    10 Compressible Flow Through Nozzles, Diffusers, and Wind Tunnels
    11 Subsonic Compressible Flow over Airfoils: Linear Theory
    12 Linearized Supersonic Flow
    13 Introduction to Numerical Techniques for Nonlinear Supersonic Flow
    14 Elements of Hypersonic Flow

    Part 4 Viscous Flow
    15 Introduction to the Fundamental Principles and Equations of Viscous Flow
    16 Some Special Cases; Couette and Poiseuille Flows
    17 Introduction to Boundary Layers
    18 Laminar Boundary Layers
    19 Turbulent Boundary Layers
    20 Navier-Stokes Solutions: Some Examples

    Appendix A Isentropic Flow Properties
    Appendix B Normal Shock Properties
    Appendix C Prandtl-Meyer Function and Mach Angle
    Appendix D Standard Atmosphere, SI Units
    Appendix E Standard Atmosphere, English Engineering Units
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