Aerodynamics

Sketch of a blended-wing-body aircraft in flight.

Sketch of a blended-wing-body aircraft. (Image courtesy of NASA.)

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MIT Course Number

16.100

As Taught In

Fall 2005

Level

Undergraduate

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Course Features

Course Description

This course extends fluid mechanic concepts from Unified Engineering to the aerodynamic performance of wings and bodies in sub/supersonic regimes. 16.100 generally has four components: subsonic potential flows, including source/vortex panel methods; viscous flows, including laminar and turbulent boundary layers; aerodynamics of airfoils and wings, including thin airfoil theory, lifting line theory, and panel method/interacting boundary layer methods; and supersonic and hypersonic airfoil theory. Course material varies each year depending upon the focus of the design problem.

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Darmofal, David. 16.100 Aerodynamics, Fall 2005. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/aeronautics-and-astronautics/16-100-aerodynamics-fall-2005 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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