Basic Wing and Airfoil Theory

Basic Wing and Airfoil Theory

by Alan Pope
     
 


A classic of aeronautical engineering, this text for advanced undergraduates and graduate students is also an excellent reference. It begins with a survey of vector analysis and complex variables, offering readers the basic tools for handling subsequent chapters.
Topics include stream function and other flow functions, the Joukowski transformation, airfoil…  See more details below

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A classic of aeronautical engineering, this text for advanced undergraduates and graduate students is also an excellent reference. It begins with a survey of vector analysis and complex variables, offering readers the basic tools for handling subsequent chapters.
Topics include stream function and other flow functions, the Joukowski transformation, airfoil construction and pressure distribution, and thin and thick airfoil theories. Surveys of finite and monoplane wings are succeeded by a consideration of the field about the wing, the spanwise load distribution for arbitrary wings, and assorted applications of perfect fluid theory. Each chapter includes several illustrated and explained examples, and numerous problems and references appear at the end of each chapter as well.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486471884
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
03/26/2009
Series:
Dover Books on Aeronautical Engineering Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author


A pioneer in the study of wind effects, Alan Pope was Professor of the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aeronautics at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He also served as Director of Flight for Sandia National Laboratories.

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