Fundamentals of Aerodynamics – John D. Anderson – 2nd 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, Fifth Edition 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 One - Fundamental Principles

    1) Aerodynamics: Some Introductory Thoughts

    2) Aerodynamics: Some Fundamental Principles and Equations

    Part Two - 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 Three - 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 Four - 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 FlowProperties

    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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