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2Second Semester
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Academic Year 2019/2020
School School of Industrial and Information Engineering
Name (Master of Science degree)(ord. 270) - BV (469) Aeronautical Engineering
Track AAD - Aerodinamica
Programme Year 1

Course Details
ID Code 051172
Course Type Mono-Disciplinary Course
Credits (CFU / ECTS) 10.0
Semester First Semester
Course Description Introduction to Fluid dynamics: Properties, physical quantities and models of gaseous fluids. The fundamental equations. Similarity parameters and experiments. Phenomenology and classification of fluid streams . Diffusion (molecular and turbulent ) and wave propagation ( Mach cone and the formation of shock waves) . High Reynolds number flows: origin of the vorticity field and its modeling . Irrotational flow and velocity potential . Theorems of Bernoulli, theorem of Kelvin.. Two-dimensional , incompressible and irrotational flow. Velocity potential , Laplace's equation and boundary conditions. Elementary solutions: uniform flow, source , doublet and vortex . Flow with circulation around a cylinder. Kutta-Joukowski theorem. Kutta condition. Thin aerofoil theory. The aerofoil stall, the flaps. Unsteady aerofoil aerodynamic:. Quasi- stationary theory of thin aerofoils . Theory of Theodorsen . The dynamic stall . Wind tunnel tests. Wings of finite span: Phenomenology of the flow around a wing. Downwash, induced drag. Lifting-line theory. Ailerons and flaps. Compressible flows: Thermodynamics and conservation laws for the compressible flows. Bernoulli equation for compressible flows. Speed limit , critical and sizes of stagnation. Normal and oblique shock waves , expansion waves. Aerofoils and wings in compressible flow; shock stall. Numerical Methods: General concepts of boundary element methods and formulation of panel methods. Vortex lattice for the modeling of lifting surfaces and wakes. Correction for the boundary layer effects and for the small compressibility. The use of CFD codes in aerodynamic problems. Aerodynamics of high incidences and bluff bodies: Phenomenology of separated flows. Wings with small aspect ratio. Vortex shedding from 2D bluff bodies. Rotor aerodynamics: The kinematics and dynamics of the rotor. Momentum theory. Blade element theory. Introduction to the main problems: the retreating blade stall, the blade vortex interaction, the effects of compressibility. The wind tunnel tests. The complete helicopter: Effect of the fuselage on the performance of the main rotor . Effects of the rotor wake on the aerodynamic loads on the fuselage . Interaction between the main rotor and the tail rotor .
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