Best Reference Books – Low Speed Aerodynamics

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Low Speed Aerodynamics subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Low Speed Aerodynamics along with reviews.

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1. “Low-Speed Aerodynamics (Cambridge Aerospace Series)” by Joseph Katz and Allen Plotkin

“Low-Speed Aerodynamics (Cambridge Aerospace Series)” Book Review: This book has been designed for B.Tech/ M.Tech students in engineering who are under aeronautical engineering and mechanical engineering. Research students can also use this book. Professionals and teachers can also use this book. This book offers a modern treatment of the subject, both the theory of inviscid, incompressible, and irrotational aerodynamics. This book also explains the computational techniques now available to solve complex problems. A unique feature of the text is that the computational approach (from a single vortex element to a three-dimensional panel formulation) is interwoven throughout. Thus, the reader can learn about classical methods of the past, while also learning how to use numerical methods to solve real-world aerodynamic problems.

2. “Experimental Investigation of Oblique Wing Aerodynamics at Low Speed” by Matthew J Dillsaver

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“Experimental Investigation of Oblique Wing Aerodynamics at Low Speed” Book Review: This book has been designed for B.Tech/ M.Tech students in engineering who are under aeronautical engineering and mechanical engineering. Research students can also use this book. Professionals and teachers can also use this book. This book is a report of an experiment of an investigation that has been made for oblique wing aerodynamics in low speed. . This experiment focused on the low speed performance of a missile model with an oblique wing. The wing was tested at seven different sweep angles and at two different speeds. The ground plane was shown to result in an increase in lift as well as an increase in drag. The ground plane was also shown to add more longitudinal stability, thus making the missile better performing when dropped from an aircraft. This book explains the experiment further in detail.

3. “Low–Speed Wind Tunnel Testing” by Jewel B Barlow and William H Rae

“Low–Speed Wind Tunnel Testing” Book Review: This book has been designed for B.Tech/ M.Tech students in engineering who are under aeronautical engineering and mechanical engineering. Research students can also use this book. Professionals and teachers can also use this book. This book brings together essential information on all aspects of low-speed wind tunnel design, analysis, testing, and instrumentation in one easy-to-use resource. The book is organized for quick access to topics of interest, and examines basic test techniques and objectives of modeling and testing aircraft designs in low-speed wind tunnels. It also explains applications to fluid motion analysis, automobiles, marine vessels, buildings, bridges, and other structures subject to wind loading. Supplemented with real-world examples throughout. This book includes coverage of digital electronics, new instrumentation, video and photographic methods, pressure-sensitive paint, and liquid crystal-based measurement methods.

4. “High-Resolution Methods for Incompressible and Low-Speed Flows (Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics)” by D Drikakis and W Rider

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“High-Resolution Methods for Incompressible and Low-Speed Flows (Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics)” Book Review: This book has been designed for B.Tech/ M.Tech students in engineering who are under aeronautical engineering and mechanical engineering. Research students can also use this book. Professionals and teachers can also use this book. This book has a new chapter on the laminar boundary layer (emphasis on the viscous-inviscid coupling. The latest versions of computational techniques, and additional coverage of interaction problems. It includes a systematic treatment of two-dimensional panel methods and a detailed presentation of computational techniques for three-dimensional and unsteady flows. This book explains that flows are often characterized by a dimensionless number known as the Reynolds number, which is the ratio of inertial to viscous forces.

5. “Analysis of Low-Speed Unsteady Airfoil Flows” by Tuncer Cebeci and Max Platzer

“Analysis of Low-Speed Unsteady Airfoil Flows” Book Review: This book has been designed for B.Tech/ M.Tech students in engineering who are under aeronautical engineering and mechanical engineering. Research students can also use this book. Professionals and teachers can also use this book. This book explains certain “steady” flows are inherently unsteady in the presence of flow separation. The unsteady flow caused by the Karman vortex shedding downstream of a cylinder and “static” airfoil stall which is an inherently unsteady flow phenomenon are also discussed in this book. This book also explains many procedures which explains accurate steady-state solutions can be obtained efficiently by solving the unsteady flow equations.

6. “Low Reynolds Number Aerodynamic Characteristics of Several Airplane Configurations Designed to Fly in the Mars Atmosphere at Subsonic Speeds” by Richard J Re

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“Low Reynolds Number Aerodynamic Characteristics of Several Airplane Configurations Designed to Fly in the Mars Atmosphere at Subsonic Speeds” Book Review: This book has been designed for B.Tech/ M.Tech students in engineering who are under aeronautical engineering and mechanical engineering. Research students can also use this book. Professionals and teachers can also use this book. This book is also a report based on aerodynamic characteristics of several airplane configurations. This book explains the designs of aeroplanes to fly on mars. It also explains how the aerodynamic data were obtained and upper and lower surface wind pressures were measured at one spanwise station in some configurations. Three unswept wings of the same planform but different airfoil sections were tested and the details are also explained in it. It also discusses a sweptback wing which was also tested.

7. “Aerodynamics of Sweden’s Viggen 37 Jet Fighter Aircraft: General Characteristics at Low Speed” by Krister Karling and (NASA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration

“Aerodynamics of Sweden’s Viggen 37 Jet Fighter Aircraft: General Characteristics at Low Speed” Book Review: This book has been designed for B.Tech/ M.Tech students in engineering who are under aeronautical engineering and mechanical engineering. Research students can also use this book. Professionals and teachers can also use this book.

8. “Model-Scale Aerodynamic Performance Testing of Proposed Modifications to the NASA Langley Low Speed Aeroacoustic Wind Tunnel” by Earl R Booth and Calvin W Coston

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“Model-Scale Aerodynamic Performance Testing of Proposed Modifications to the NASA Langley Low Speed Aeroacoustic Wind Tunnel” Book Review: This book has been designed for B.Tech/ M.Tech students in engineering who are under aeronautical engineering and mechanical engineering. Research students can also use this book. Professionals and teachers can also use this book. A description of the aerodynamics of the Viggen 37 and its performances, especially at low speeds is presented in this book. The Viggen 37 aircraft is designed to be used for air attack, surveillance, pursuit, and training applications and it is explained in the book. It is shown that this aircraft is suitable for short runways, and has good maneuvering, acceleration, and climbing characteristics. It also explains the design objectives for this aircraft which were met by utilizing the effect produced by the interference between two triangular wings, positioned in tandem.

9. “Aerodynamics of Low Reynolds Number Flyers (Cambridge Aerospace Series)” by Wei Shyy and Yongsheng Lian

“Aerodynamics of Low Reynolds Number Flyers (Cambridge Aerospace Series)” Book Review: This book has been designed for B.Tech/ M.Tech students in engineering who are under aeronautical engineering and mechanical engineering. Research students can also use this book. Professionals and teachers can also use this book. This book explains why low reynolds number aerodynamics is important to a number of natural and man-made flyers. The focus of this book is the aerodynamics associated with fixed and flapping wings. The book considers both biological flyers and MAVs. This book also includes a summary of the scaling laws which relate the aerodynamics and flight characteristics to a flyer’s sizing on the basis of simple geometric and dynamics analyses, structural flexibility, laminar-turbulent transition, airfoil shapes, and unsteady flapping wing aerodynamics.

10. “Low Reynolds Number Aerodynamics” by Andrea Mazzola

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“Low Reynolds Number Aerodynamics” Book Review: This book has been designed for B.Tech/ M.Tech students in engineering who are under aeronautical engineering and mechanical engineering. Research students can also use this book. Professionals and teachers can also use this book. The primary focus of this book is a computational study of the aerodynamic characteristics of a dragonfly aerofoil. The book considers the current research, conducted at the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan, USA. The book analyzes a corrugated airfoil in gliding flight at different Reynolds numbers and for various angles of attack in unsteady state simulations. The interplay between flapping kinematics and key dimensionless parameters such as the Reynolds number, Strouhal number, and reduced frequency is highlighted. The various unsteady lift enhancement mechanisms are also addressed in the book.

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