MER 387 - Introduction to Applied Aerodynamics
(3 cr.) The fundamental laws of fluid mechanics are used to develop the characteristic forces and moments generated by the flow about aerodynamic bodies. Lift, drag and aerodynamic moments are studied for airfoils (2D) and finite wings (3D) in the subsonic and supersonic flow regimes. Aircraft performance and design parameters are developed in both the classroom and laboratory sessions. The laboratory sessions include low-speed wind tunnel testing. Prerequisite: MER 221, MER 310; MER 320; Every Year, Spring

Spring 2016