Fluid Mechanics

Instructor

Prof. Mark Drela

Learning Objectives

16.01-16.04 Fluid Mechanics (PDF)

Textbooks

Buy at Amazon Anderson, John D. Fundamentals of Aerodynamics. 3rd ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2001. ISBN: 0072373350.

Table Organization

16.01-16.02

Lec # TOPICS CONCEPT QUESTIONS MUDDY POINTS READINGS ASSIGNMENTS / SOLUTIONS
F1 Introductory Concepts (PDF) F1-F11 Concept Questions (PDF) (PDF) Anderson. Sections 1.1 (optional), 1.2-1.4. Problem F1 (PDF)

Solution F1 (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader. PDF)

Survey Results (PDF)
F2 Hydrostatics (PDF)   (PDF) Anderson. Section 1.9.  
F3 Aerodynamic Forces and Moments (PDF)   (PDF) Anderson. Sections 1.5-1.6. Problem F3 (PDF)

Solution F3 (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)
F4 Dimensional Analysis and Similarity (PDF)   (PDF) Anderson. Section 1.7. Problem F4 (PDF)

Solution F4 (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)
F5 Reynolds and Mach Number (PDF)   (PDF) Anderson. Sections 1.10, 1.11. Problem F5 (PDF)

Solution F5 (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)
F6 Control Volume, Mass Conservation (PDF)   (PDF) Anderson. Sections 2.3-2.4. Problem F6 (PDF)

Solution F6 (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)
F7 Momentum Conservation (PDF)   (PDF) Anderson. Section 2.5. Problem F7 (PDF)

Solution F7 (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)
Math Review Div, Curl Review (Gauss, Stokes Theorems) (PDF)

Grad Review (Gradient Theorem) (PDF)
       
F8 Streamlines, Pathlines, Streaklines (PDF)   (PDF) Anderson. Section 2.11. Problem F8 (PDF)

Solution F8 (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)
F9 Momentum Integral Applications (PDF)   (PDF) Anderson. Section 2.6.  
F10 Substantial Derivative (PDF)   (PDF) Anderson. Sections 2.9-2.10. Problem F10 (PDF)

Solution F10 (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)
F11 Vorticity and Circulation (PDF)   (PDF) Anderson. Sections 2.12-2.13. Problem F11 (PDF)

Solution F11 (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)
F12 Stream Function and Velocity Potential (PDF) F12-F17 Concept Questions (PDF) (PDF) Anderson. Sections 2.14-2.15. Problem F12 (PDF)

Solution F12 (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)
F13 Bernoulli's Equation (PDF)   (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF) Anderson. Sections 3.2-3.3. Problem F13 (PDF)

Solution F13 (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)
F14 Incompressible and Irrotational Flows (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)   (PDF) Anderson. Section 3.7. Problem F14 (PDF)

Solution F14 (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)
F15 Sources, Sinks and Doublets (PDF)   (PDF) Anderson. Sections 3.9-3.12.  
F16 Vortex, Lifting Flow (PDF)   (PDF) Anderson. Sections 3.14-3.16. Problem F16 (PDF)

Solution F16 (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)
F17 Flowfield Prediction (PDF)   (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF) Anderson. Section 3.17. Problem F17 (PDF)

Solution F17 (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)
F18 Lift Prediction, Vortex Sheets (PDF)   (PDF) Anderson. Section 3.17. Problem F18 (PDF)

Solution F18 (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)
F19 Airfoils (PDF)   (PDF) Anderson. Sections 4.1-4.3. Problem F19 (PDF)

Solution F19 (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)
F20 Airfoils: Detailed Look (PDF)     Anderson. Sections 3.1-3.3.

Airfoils and Airflow
Problem F20 (PDF)

Solution F20 (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)
F21 Airfoil Polar Relations (PDF)   (PDF)   Problem F21 (PDF)

Solution F21 (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)

 

16.03-16.04

LEC # TOPICS CONCEPT QUESTIONS MUDDY POINTS READINGS ASSIGNMENTS / SOLUTIONS
F1 Formation of Lifting Flow (PDF) F1-F10 Concept Questions (PDF) (PDF) Anderson. Sections 4.5-4.6. Problem F1 (PDF)

Solution F1 (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)
F2 Airfoil Vortex Sheet Models, Thin Airfoil Analysis Problem (PDF)   (PDF) Anderson. Sections 4.4, 4.7. Problem F2 (PDF)

Solution F2 (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)
F3 Thin Airfoil Analysis Problem (cont.) (PDF)   (PDF) Anderson. Section 4.8. Problem F3 (PDF)

Solution F3 (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)
F4 Thin Airfoil Theory Application: Analysis Example (PDF)   (PDF) Anderson. Sections 4.8-4.9. Problem F4 (PDF)

Solution F4 (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)
F5 Introduction to 3D Wings, 2D and 3D Coefficients (PDF)   (PDF) Anderson. Section 5.1. Problem F5 (PDF)

Solution F5 (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)
F6 3D Vortex Filaments, Lifting Line Theory (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)   (PDF) Anderson. Section 5.1. Problem F6 (PDF)

Solution F6 (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)
F7 Elliptical Lift Distribution (PDF)   (PDF) Anderson. Section 5.3.1. Problem F7 (PDF)

Solution F7 (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)
F8 Wing Geometry, Wing Design Problem (PDF)   (PDF) Anderson. Sections 5.3.2-5.3.3. Problem F8 (PDF)

Solution F8 (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)
F9 General Wings (PDF)   (PDF) Anderson. Sections 5.3.2-5.3.3. Problem F9 (PDF)

Solution F9 (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)
F10 Aircraft Performance Analysis (PDF)

Drag Estimation Table (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)
  (PDF)   Problem F10 (PDF)

Solution F10 (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)
F11 Introduction to Compressible Flows, Thermodynamic Concepts (PDF) F11-F20 Concept Questions (PDF) (PDF) Anderson. Sections 7.1-7.2. Problem F11 (PDF)

Solution F11 (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)
F12 Energy Conservation (PDF)   (PDF) Anderson. Sections 2.7, 7.4-7.5. Problem F12 (PDF)

Solution F12 (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)
F13 Stagnation Quantities, Introduction to Shock Waves (PDF)   (PDF) Anderson. Sections 7.5-7.6. Problem F13 (PDF)

Solution F13 (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)
F14 Normal Shock Waves, Speed of Sound (PDF)   (PDF) Anderson. Sections 8.1-8.3. Problem F14 (PDF)

Solution F14 (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)
F15 Mach Number Relations, Normal Shock Properties (PDF)   (PDF) Anderson. Sections 8.4, 8.6. Problem F15 (PDF)

Solution F15 (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)
F16 Shock Losses, Compressible Flow Pitot-Tube (PDF)     Anderson. Sections 8.6-8.7. Problem F16 (PFD)

Solution F16 (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)
F17 Oblique Shocks (PDF)   (PDF) Anderson. Sections 9.1-9.2. Problem F17 (PDF)

Solution F17 (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)
F18 Prandtl-Meyer Waves, Shock Expansion Theory (PDF)   (PDF) Anderson. Sections 9.6-9.7. Problem F18 (PDF)

Solution F18 (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)
F19 Compressible Channel Flow (PDF)   (PDF) Anderson. Sections 10.1-10.2. Problem F19 (PDF)

Solution F19 (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)
F20 Laval Nozzle Flows (PDF)   (PDF) Anderson. Section 10.3. Problem F20 (PDF)

Solution F20 (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)