APPLIED COMPUTATIONAL AERODYNAMICS TEXT/NOTES

W. H. Mason, mason@aoe.vt.edu
Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

An electronic version of the class notes for AOE 4114, Applied Computational Aerodynamics. Portions are also used for AOE 4984, Configuration Aerodynamics. Comments are welcome, and in fact encouraged.

This is a work in progress (for over 6 years!). Starting in 1997, the material is being made available electronically using a hybrid html/acrobat approach. It appears most practical to provide a top page in html, while allowing students to download individual sections as Adobe Acrobat files. The emphasis is on subject mater, and not the multimedia framework. I have not yet been able to devote the time required to produce a modern electronic document. Also, some equations and figures may not print perfectly. Much of the material was created before the current methods and standards existed. The entire outline is provided, although not all sections are available for download yet. In some cases copyright permission has not been obtained for figures, and thus, some figures are not yet available. Chapters and Appendices will be added as they are available.

The documents are provided in an even/odd page format so they can be copied to both sides of the paper in the hardcopy version. This allows them to fit in a notebook.

Some codes are available in FORTRAN. They have very crude user interfaces, the manuals even refer to card input! In most cases, much more modern versions are available.

1992,1995 by W.H. Mason

Preface (html)

Volume 1: Foundations and Classical Pre-CFD Methods

Volume 2 Applied Computational Fluid Mechanics

These notes were produced exclusively with Macintosh technology. They were written on Macintosh computers. Word processing was done with FullWrite Professional and WriteNow. Sketches and drawings were done with Canvas. Equations were composed using MathType. Plots and Graphs were made using Kaleidagraph. Computing for examples was carried out using Language Systems FORTRAN running in the Apple Macintosh MPW shell.