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RECOMMENDED PREREQUISITES AND PRIOR KNOWLEDGE
Subjects completed in the first cycle are valid. Requires knowledge of computers (preferably Matlab) and aerodynamics.
This course provides a solid theoretical base for various numerical methods used to solve problems in aerodynamics.
Results obtained using the methods developed in the course are compared
with those from commercially available programs, assessing the
advantages and disadvantages of each.
Practical classes will be conducted in a fully equipped classroom, so
that each student has a computer. During the course, students will
actively program in MATLAB. The first few classes of the course are
dedicated to providing a basic knowledge of MATLAB.
The course addresses the following topics:
1. Introduction to Matlab as a tool for programming.
2. Simple analytic results from Aerodynamics.
3. Joukovski and Karma-Trefft transformations, for subsequent comparison with the numerical methods.
4. Methods for solving potential flows I: Discrete Vortex Method.
5. Methods for solving potential flows II: Panel Methods.
6. Methods for solving the Euler equations.
7. Numerical solution of problems using commercial codes (CFX) and comparison with potential flow methods.
ASSIGNMENTS AND PRACTICAL TASKS
Passing the course requires regular attendance and completion of a series of projects that will be assigned.
1. Introduction to MATLAB
2. Numerical Aerodynamics' Examples
3. Transformation of Youkovski and Kármán-Trefft
4. Numerical Methods for Potential Flows i: Discreet Vortex
4.1. Cases' Analysis
4.2. Discreet Vortex Method
5. Numerical Methods for Potential Flows ii: Panel Method
5.1. Dirichlet Solution
5.2. Neumann Solution.
6. First Stokes Problem
7. Numerical Methods Including Boundary Layer Analysis (2d):
8. Computational Aerodynamics in the Aerospace Industry
R-B-001. I. Da Riva, M. A. González, A. Laverón,
J. Messeguer, J. M. Perales, A. Sanz, Apuntes de Aerodinámica
I, E.T.S.I. Aeronáuticos
R-B-002. J. Katz & A. Plotkin,
Low-Speed Aerodynamics, Cambridge Aerospace
R-B-003. J. Moran, An Introduction to
Theoretical & Computacional Aerodynamics, John
Wiley&Sons, Inc. USA (1984)