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Course Postgraduate
Semester Sem. I
Subject Code AE603
Subject Title Aerodynamics


Introduction to tensors – Kinematics – Governing equations – Kelvin’s theorem – Potential flow – Uniqueness and Kutta condition – Foundations of panel methods – Airfoils – Thin Airfoil Theory: Forces and moments on airfoil, flaps – Finite Wings: Prandtl lifting line theory, Induced drag, Elliptic lift distribution – 3D panel methods – Viscous Incompressible Flows: Prandtl boundary layer equation, Similarity solutions, Flow separation and stall – Introduction to turbulence – Turbulent boundary layer – Viscous-inviscid coupling – High lift devices – Swept wing – Delta wing.

Text Books

Same as Reference


1. Anderson, J. D., Fundamentals of Aerodynamics, 5th ed., McGraw-Hill (2010).

2. Kuethe, A. M. and Chow, C.-Y., Foundations of Aerodynamics, 5th ed., John Wiley (1997).

3. Katz, J. and Poltkin, A., Low-Speed Aerodynamics, 2nd ed., Cambridge Univ. Press (2001).

4. Kundu, P. K., Cohen, I. M., and Dowling, D. R., Fluid Mechanics, 5th ed., Academic Press (2011).

5. White, F. M., Viscous Fluid Flow, 3rd ed., McGraw-Hill (2006).

6. Schlichting, H. and Gersten, K., Boundary Layer Theory, 8th ed., Springer (2001).

7. Karamcheti, K., Principles of Ideal-Fluid Aerodynamics, 2nd ed., Krieger Pub. Co. (1980).