SPC 307 - Aerodyamics
Ahmed Mohamed Nagib Elmekawy, Ph.D., P.E.
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Alexandria University
This course extends fluid mechanic concepts from Unified Engineering to the aerodynamic performance of wings and bodies in sub/supersonic regimes. This course has four components: subsonic potential flows, including source/vortex panel methods; viscous flows, including laminar and turbulent boundary layers; aerodynamics of airfoils and wings, including thin airfoil theory, lifting line theory, and panel method/interacting boundary layer methods; and supersonic and hypersonic airfoil theory. Course material varies each year depending upon the focus of the design problem.
Anderson, "Fundamental of Aerodynamics”, 6th Edition
Doug McLean, Understanding Aerodynamics: Arguing from the Real Physics, 1st Edition
Munson, “Fundamental of Fluid Mechanics”, 7th Edition
Ahmed Mohamed Nagib Elmekawy
Office: Adjunct Professor Office
Introduction to Aerodynamics
Review on the Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics
Euler and Navier-Stokes Equations
Flow over bodies (lift and drag)
Viscous Boundary Layer
Potential Flow (Incompressible and Inviscid flow field)
Characteristic parameters for airfoil and wing aerodynamics.
Incompressible flows around airfoils of infinite span (Thin Airfoil Theory)
Incompressible flows around wings of finite span (Lifting Line Theory, Panel Method, Vortix Lattice Method)
Aerodynamic design considerations
A brief Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics.
Quizzes:10% (10 Quizzes)
Fluent Assignments: 5%
Midterms: 20% (2 Midterms)
Final Exam: 30% (Have to attend and achieve at least 35% in final exam to pass)
The project should include
1.Potential Flow codes around Airfoils
2.Xfoil program to calculate pressure distribution and lift and drag on different airfoils
4. The simulation results should be compared with experimental result.
Monday: 12:00 - 1:00 PM, other times by appointment