16.13 Aerodynamics of Viscous Fluids

Class Info

Boundary layers as rational approximations to the solutions of exact equations of fluid motion. Physical parameters influencing laminar and turbulent aerodynamic flows and transition. Effects of compressibility, heat conduction, and frame rotation. Influence of boundary layers on outer potential flow and associated stall and drag mechanisms. Numerical solution techniques and exercises.

This class has 16.100, and 16.110 as prerequisites.

16.13 will be offered this semester (Spring 2019). It is instructed by M. Drela.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 33-418.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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