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Starting from a basic knowledge of mathematics and mechanics gained in standard foundation classes, Theory of Lift: Introductory Computational Aerodynamics in MATLAB/Octave takes the reader conceptually through from the fundamental mechanics of lift to the stage of actually being able to make practical calculations and predictions of the coefficient of lift for realistic wing profile and planform geometries.The classical framework and methods of aerodynamics are covered in detail and the reader is shown how they may be used to develop simple yet powerful MATLAB or Octave programs that accurately predict and visualise the dynamics of real wing shapes, using lumped vortex, panel, and vortex lattice methods.This book contains all the mathematical development and formulae required in standard incompressible aerodynamics as well as dozens of small but complete working programs which can be put to use immediately using either the popular MATLAB or free Octave computional modelling packages.Key features:Synthesizes the classical foundations of aerodynamics with hands-on computation, emphasizing interactivity and visualization.Includes complete source code for all programs, all listings having been tested for compatibility with both MATLAB and Octave.Companion website (www.wiley.com/go/mcbain) hosting codes and solutions.Theory of Lift: Introductory Computational Aerodynamics in MATLAB/Octave is an introductory text for graduate and senior undergraduate students on aeronautical and aerospace engineering courses and also forms a valuable reference for engineers and designers.Content: Chapter 1 Preliminary Notions (pages 1–23): Chapter 2 Plane Ideal Flow (pages 25–45): Chapter 3 Circulation and Lift (pages 47–66): Chapter 4 Conformal Mapping (pages 67–78): Chapter 5 Flat Plate Aerodynamics (pages 79–91): Chapter 6 Thin Wing Sections (pages 93–109): Chapter 7 Lumped Vortex Elements (pages 111–126): Chapter 8 Panel Methods for Plane Flow (pages 127–140): Chapter 9 Finite Wings and Three?Dimensional Flow (pages 141–155): Chapter 10 Vorticity and Vortices (pages 157–167): Chapter 11 Lifting Line Theory (pages 169–183): Chapter 12 Nonelliptic Lift Loading (pages 185–192): Chapter 13 Lumped Horseshoe Elements (pages 193–207): Chapter 14 The Vortex Lattice Method (pages 209–222): Chapter 15 Viscous Flow (pages 223–235): Chapter 16 Boundary Layer Equations (pages 237–250): Chapter 17 Laminar Boundary Layers (pages 251–262): Chapter 18 Compressibility (pages 263–271): Chapter 19 Linearized Compressible Flow (pages 273–286):
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