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Course Postgraduate
Semester Electives
Subject Code AE821
Subject Title Experimental Aerodynamics


Concept of similarity and design of experiments – Measurement uncertainty – Design of sub- sonic, transonic, supersonic, hypersonic, and high enthalpy test facilities – Transducers and their response characteristics – Measurement of pressure, temperature, velocity, forces, mo- ments, and dynamic stability derivatives – Flow visualization techniques: Optical measurement techniques, refractive index based measurements, scattering based measurements – Data ac- quisition and signal conditioning – Signal and image processing.

Text Books

Same as Reference


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

2. Taylor, J. R., Introduction to Error Analysis: The Study of Uncertainties in Physical Mea- surements, 2nd ed., University Science Books (1997).

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

4. Pope, A. and Goin, K., High-Speed Wind Tunnel Testing, Krieger Pub. Co. (1972).

5. Settles, G., Schlieren and Shadowgraph Techniques, 3rd ed., Springer (2001).

6. Mayinger, F. and Feldmann, O. (Eds.), Optical Measurements: Techniques and Applica- tions, 2nd ed., Springer (2001).

7. Doeblin, E. O., Measurement Systems: Applications and Design, 5th ed., McGraw-Hill (2003).