Syllabus academic year 2010/2011
(Created 2010-07-25.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. Optional for: M4bem, M4en. Course coordinator: Christoffer Norberg, and Johan Revstedt,, Energy Sciences. Prerequisites: MMVF01 Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics. Recommended prerequisits: FMA430 Calculus in Several Variables. Assessment: Assessment of individual (written) home exercises, lab-reports, written and orally presented group exercise, and a final written examination, which consists of a theory part (without means of assistance) and a written theory test (without means of assistance). The course mark is determined from a total sum, which consists of the result from the passed written test and bonus points (if any) from approved problem assignments. The graduation is determined from a special formula. Home page:

The purposes of this course are to gain extended understanding and knowledge within the area of aerodynamics and compressible flow and to provide a general understanding of aerodynamic design of immersed bodies, in particular wings and other lifting surfaces.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

be able to communicate verbally and in writing with the teachers of the course as well as with the students peers, on matters considering basic phenomena and problems in fluid mechanics

be able to demonstrate written communication skills that are well-structured, learning-oriented and illustrative (group report and other written examination)

History and scope; basic principles, concepts and equations; potential flow; incompressible flow over airfoils and finite wings; laminar boundary layers; introduction to turbulence and turbulent boundary layers; bluff-body aerodynamics; normal and oblique shock waves, expansion fans; compressible flow in nozzles and ducts; subsonic and supersonic flow around airfoils.

Anderson, J. D.: Fundamentals of Aerodynamics, 5th Edition, McGraw-Hill 2010.