CFD Online Logo CFD Online URL
Home > Forums > FLUENT

aerodynamic designing

Register Blogs Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old   May 28, 2001, 07:43
Default aerodynamic designing
Abhishek Gupta
Posts: n/a
I am a student of Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati(India) doing my in Mechanical Engg. I am in IInd year.I am interested in the field of aerodynamic designing.Please advice me ,how should I go about it.

anticipating a reply abhishek Gupta
  Reply With Quote

Old   June 7, 2001, 23:19
Default Re: aerodynamic designing
Chetan Kadakia
Posts: n/a
Hello Abhishek. I am finishing my grad studies in the US. I am familiar with aerodynamics. A good starting place is the basics. Have you studied fluid mechanics? When studing fluid mechanics, concentrate more on the dynamic side of things, the static incompressible fluids are for more for civil engineers.

Once you have studies fluid mechanics and thermodynamics, you are able to move into the field of gas dynamics. If you do not have a course in this subject you can try to find a book called 'Gas Dynamics' by Jonas (I think that is right). This ties the thermodynamics into the fluid mechanics. Gas Dynamics talks about compressibility, which plays a factor in aerodynamics.

Fluid dynamics are broken up into two fields: Inviscid flow, and viscous flow. A good classic book that discusses viscous flow is 'Boundary Layer Theory', by Dr. Herman Schlicting. The problem with this book is that is deep and does not have examples. A better book for a student may be a book I think called viscous flow by Frank White.

Unfortunately, I don't know which book to recommend for inviscid flow. I used two books, one which was practical but this one is out of print. Another which is very Theoretical and it lacks in practical problems. You can find something later on this.

I think the field is exciting. Does this help?

  Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Calculate aerodynamic coefficients with openfoam using only opensource programs Xwang OpenFOAM 19 September 14, 2012 01:50
Aerodynamic noise analysis with CFX famarcfd Main CFD Forum 0 December 14, 2010 08:53
Aerodynamic noise analysis with CFX famarcfd ANSYS 0 December 13, 2010 07:27
Computing aerodynamic coefficients on bidimensional sections in 3D problems Aragon FLUENT 0 July 22, 2009 04:07
aerodynamic designing Abhishek Gupta Main CFD Forum 4 May 30, 2001 02:21

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 00:15.