Fundamentals of Aerodynamics
J. Anderson
Wydawnictwo: angielskie
Data wydania: 2006
Kategoria: Popularnonaukowe
ISBN: 978-0-07-125408-3
Liczba stron: 0
Dodał/a książkę:Wojciech Polak
In keeping with its bestselling previous editions, Fundamentals of Aerodynamics, fourth edition, offers the most readable, interesting, and up-to-date overview of aerodynamics to be found in any text. The classic organization of the text has been preserved, with new standalone viscous flow sections at the end of various chapters to conceptualize the coverage of this topic in part 4, and complement discussion of fundamental principles in part 1, inviscid incompressible flow in part 2, and inviscid compressible flow in part 3. Historical topics, carefully developed examples, numerous illustrations, and a wide selection of chapter problems are found throughout the text to motivate and challenge students of aerodynamics.Self-contained viscous flow sections have been added to the end of various chapters to contextualize the topic and complement discussion of inviscid flow. Preview boxes have been introduced at the beginning of each chapter to inform the reader in plain language what to expect from each chapter, and why the material is important and exciting. New worked examples and homework problems have been added to provide even more key concept practice for students."Design Boxes" that relate basic concepts to actual aircraft design.Strong descriptive coverage of CFD included, with additional CFD resources available of the book's web site.Historical content scattered throughout the book. Website includes web links, animations, and additional student and instructor resources. Excellent writing style, and integration of history and biography to show the development of aerodynamics."Roadmap" feature at the beginning of every chapter provides readers with a preview of key concepts, and puts them in perspective for the student. A student can never have too many examples of how the fundamentals can be applied to the solution of problems."Design Boxes" help show students the importance of classical aerodynamics concepts in engineering practice.While CFD is an advanced tool, its importance in industry makes this overview coverage important for student readers.knowledge of the hisotry of aerodynamics plays an important role in the overall education and practice of modern aerodynamics.Computer animations are important for students to get an intuitive feel for aerodynamics concepts, which involve motion and three dimensions. Unlike most other textbooks, this one provides an interesting and easily readable introduction to the field. "Roadmaps" help students see what's coming up, and how a particular chapter fits in the with the overall textbook and course syllabus. See Chapter 4 on incompressible inviscid flow over airfoils, there is a viscous flow section that deals with the prediction of skin friction drag on such airfoils. Please turn to any chapter an d you will see this feature at the beginning In your course, how do you cover viscous flow? Would a text that included self contained viscous flow sections be a benefit to your students? Do your students have difficulty at times pulling out the necessary informaiton from the text? Would a book that included features that infored the studnets what to expect from each chapter and explain why the material is important be a benefit? Do you feel that students comprehend better when they apply the material they are reading? How would you introduce a text that had worked examples and homework problems to your students? Would you encourage them to work on the homework problems?Would a text that integrated the topic of design aspects with the material covered in the book be helpful for your students?Do you feel that understanding the history of aerodynamics may lay the foundation for students to then understand more involved concepts?