Aerodynamics for Engineers, International Edition (6e) : 9780273793274

Aerodynamics for Engineers, International Edition (6e)

Bertin, Cummings
 
Edition
 
6
ISBN
 
9780273793274
ISBN 10
 
0273793276
Published
 
16/05/2013
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
832
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
Book
$139.99
 
 
Title type
 
$60.00
 
 
Description

For junior/senior and graduate-level courses in Aerodynamics, Mechanical Engineering, and Aerospace Engineering

 

Revised to reflect the technological advances and modern application in Aerodynamics, the 6th Edition of Aerodynamics for Engineers merges fundamental fluid mechanics, experimental techniques, and computational fluid dynamics techniques to build a solid foundation for students in aerodynamic applications from low-speed through hypersonic flight. It presents a background discussion of each topic followed by a presentation of the theory, and then derives fundamental equations, applies them to simple computational techniques, and compares them to experimental data.

 

Teaching and Learning Experience

To provide a better teaching and learning experience, for both instructors and students, this program will:

  • Apply Theory and/or Research: An excellent overview of manufacturing conceptswith a balance of relevant fundamentals and real-world practices.
  • Engage Students: Examples and industrially relevant case studies demonstrate the importance of the subject, offer a real-world perspective, and keep students interested.
Table of contents
  • PREFACE TO THE SIXTH EDITION
  • CHAPTER 1 WHY STUDY AERODYNAMICS?
  • CHAPTER 2 FUNDAMENTALS OF FLUID MECHANICS
  • CHAPTER 3 DYNAMICS OF AN INCOMPRESSIBLE, INVISCID FLOW FIELD
  • CHAPTER 4 VISCOUS BOUNDARY LAYERS
  • CHAPTER 5 CHARACTERISTIC PARAMETERS FOR AIRFOIL AND WING AERODYNAMICS
  • CHAPTER 6 INCOMPRESSIBLE FLOWS AROUND AIRFOILS OF INFINITE SPAN
  • CHAPTER 7 INCOMPRESSIBLE FLOW ABOUT WINGS OF FINITE SPAN
  • CHAPTER 8 DYNAMICS OF A COMPRESSIBLE FLOW FIELD
  • CHAPTER 9 COMPRESSIBLE, SUBSONIC FLOWS AND TRANSONIC FLOWS
  • CHAPTER 10 TWO-DIMENSIONAL, SUPERSONIC FLOWS AROUND THIN AIRFOILS
  • CHAPTER 11 SUPERSONIC FLOWS OVER WINGS AND AIRPLANE CONFIGURATIONS
  • CHAPTER 12 HYPERSONIC FLOWS
  • CHAPTER 13 AERODYNAMIC DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS
  • CHAPTER 14 TOOLS FOR DEFINING THE AERODYNAMIC ENVIRONMENT
  • APPENDIX A THE EQUATIONS OF MOTION WRITTEN IN CONSERVATION FORM
  • APPENDIX B A COLLECTION OF OFTEN USED TABLES
  • ANSWERS TO SELECTED PROBLEMS
New to this edition

  • Aerodynamics concept boxes added throughout the book to bring real-world examples and applications to light as new material is being learned
  • Chapter objectives to give readers a better understanding of the goal of each chapter and what concepts they should understand after reading through the chapter
  • Significant re-writing of material and derivations from previous editions to improve clarity and usefulness
  • Extra examples problems have been added to improve understanding of how to apply concepts to useful applications
  • Significant new sections added on the topics of: importance of aerodynamics to aircraft performance, the irrotational flow condition, applications of potential flow theory to aerodynamics, expanded description of airfoil geometry and nomenclature, high lift military airfoils, the effect of taper ratio on wing efficiency, induced drag estimation, converging-diverging nozzles, shock/shock interactions, subsonic compressible transformations, additional compressibility corrections, critical Mach number, drag divergence Mach number, base drag, and the distinguishing characteristics of hypersonic flow
  • Updated figures and photographs to help readers see concepts from real examples and on real aircraft


Features & benefits

APPLY THEORY AND/OR RESEARCH

  • The first four chapters provide a comprehensive review of fluid mechanics and an introduction to the nomenclature and style of the text.
  • End-of-chapter problems are designed to complement the material presented within the chapter and to develop the student’s understanding of the relative importance of various phenomena.  
  • Emphasis is placed on practical problems and the fundamental principles and techniques for obtaining solutions.
  • It presents a background discussion of each topic followed by a presentation of the theory, and then derives fundamental equations, applies them to simple computational techniques, and compares them to experimental data.
  • Many references are recent publications by the world’s finest aerodynamicists with expertise in subsonic, transonic, supersonic, and hypersonic aerodynamics.
  • SI units and English units are used throughout. Conversion factors between SI units and English units are included on the inside cover.

ENGAGE STUDENTS

  • Example problems show how the theoretical concepts can be applied to practical problems and provide real-world context that is relevant to students.
  • Chapter 1 begins with a fun, motivational presentation on aircraft performance using material on Specific Excess Power. This introduction should make it clear to both students and engineers alike that understanding aerodynamics is crucial to understanding how an airplane performs, and why one airplane may be better than another at a specific task.