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Fluid Dynamics for the Study of Transonic Flow : Oxford Engineering Science Series - Heinrich J. Ramm

Fluid Dynamics for the Study of Transonic Flow

Oxford Engineering Science Series

Hardcover Published: 1st February 1990
ISBN: 9780195060973
Number Of Pages: 216

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This new book leads readers step-by-step through the complexities encountered as moving objects approach and cross the sound barrier. The problems of transonic flight were apparent with the very first experimental flights of scale-model rockets when the disastrous impact of shock waves and flow separations caused the aircraft to spin wildly out of control. Today many of these problems have been overcome, and this book offers an introduction to the transonic theory that has made possible many of these advances. The emphasis is on the most important basic approaches to the solution of transonic problems. The book also includes explanations of common pitfalls that must be avoided. An effort has been made to derive the most important equations of inviscid and viscous transonic flow in sufficient detail so that even novices may feel confident in their problem-solving ability. The use of computer approaches is reviewed, with references to the extensive literature in this area, while the critical shortcomings of an exclusive reliance on computational methods are also described. The book will be valuable to anyone who needs to acquire an understanding of transonic flow, including practicing engineers as well as students of fluid mechanics.

'The book is very well written and is supported by the subject index and problems concluding each chapter. It can be highly recommended as one of the best textbooks for the university courses on transonic aerodynamics.' O. Titow. Zentralblatter d

1: Brief Review of the Basic Laws of Aerodynamics 2: The Theory of Inviscid Transonic Flow 3: Non-Steady Transonic Flow 4: Lift Slope and Drag Rise at Sonic Speed 5: Analytical Solutions of the Transonic Continuity Equation 6: Viscous Transonic Flow 7: Numerical Methods of Transonic Flow Computation 8: Steps Toward the Optimum Transonic Aircraft 9: Transonic Wind Tunnel Testing

ISBN: 9780195060973
ISBN-10: 0195060970
Series: Oxford Engineering Science Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 1st February 1990
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 16.0  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.53