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Course Undergraduate
Semester Electives
Subject Code AE472
Subject Title Experimental Aerodynamics


Concept of similarity and design of experiments – measurement uncertainty – design of subsonic, transonic, supersonic, hypersonic, and high enthalpy test facilities – transducers and their response characteristics – measurement of pressure, temperature, velocity, forces, moments and dynamic stability derivatives – flow visualization techniques – optical measurement techniques – refractive index based measurements and scattering based measurements – data acquisition and signal conditioning – signal and image processing.

Text Books

Same as Reference


1. Tropea, C., Yarin, A., and Foss, J. F. (Eds.), Springer Handbook of Experimental Fluid Mechanics, Springer (2007).

2. Barlow, J. B., Rae Jr, W. H., and Pope, A., Low-Speed Wind Tunnel Testing, 3rd ed., Wiley (1999).

3. Pope, A. and Goin K., High-Speed Wind Tunnel Testing, Krieger Pub. Co. (1978).

4. Settles, G. S., Schlieren and Shadowgraph Techniques: Visualizing Phenomena in Transparent Media, Springer (2001).

5. Mayinger, F. and Feldmann, O. (Eds.), Optical Measurements: Techniques and Applications, 2nd ed., Springer (2001).

6. Doebelin, E. O., Measurement Systems: Application and Design, 5th ed., McGraw-Hill (2003).