A complete textbook for undergraduate aerodynamics courses, featuring contemporary applications, computational exercises, and expanded coverage of compressible and incompressible flow and other interesting topics surrounding aerodynamic theory
PART I: INTRODUCTION 1. Basic Concepts and Definitions PART II: FUNDAMENTALS OF FLUID MECHANICS 2. Equations of Motion 3. Viscous Flow and Boundary Layers 4. Compressible Flow PART III: AERODYNAMICS OF WINGS AND BODIES 5. Potential Flow 6. Thin Airfoil Theory 7. Wing Theory 8. Airfoils and Wings in Compressible Flow PART IV: APPLICATIONS OF AERODYNAMICS 9. Computational Fluid Dynamics 10. Flow Control and Wing Designs Appendix A. Symbols and Notation B. The International Standard Atmosphere C. A Solution of Integrals of the Type of Glauert's Integral D. Conversion of Imperial Units to Systeme International (SI) Units
Daniel T. Valentine is Professor Emeritus and was Professor and Chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York. He was also Affiliate Director of the Clarkson Space Grant Program of the New York NASA Space Grant Consortium, a program that provided support for undergraduate and graduate research. His Ph.D. degree is in fluid Mechanics from the Catholic University of America. His BS and MS degrees in mechanical engineering are from Rutgers University.