Course Information
SchoolMechanical Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorKyriakos Yakinthos
Course ID20000348

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Mechanical Engineering

Registered students: 144
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
EnergyCompulsory Courses belonging to the selected specialization745
Design and StructuresElective Courses belonging to the other745
Industrial ManagementElective Courses belonging to the other745

Class Information
Academic Year2014 – 2015
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours6
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Background
  • Scientific Area
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Maths I, II, III Fluid Mechanics Thermodynamics
Learning Outcomes
The students will be able to: 1. Know how lift and drag is generated on airfoils and wings 2. Know the equations governing the flow field on aerodynamic bodies 3. Calculate the aerodynamic forces 4. Apply the elements of basic theories of Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
1. Aerodynamic coefficients. Airfoil and wing geometry parameters. Aerodynamic forces and moments. 2. 2-D incompressible flow on airfoils. Circulation and lift generation. Thin airfoil theory and analytical solutions. High lift airfoils. High lift devices (flaps and slats). 3. Incompressible flow on wings. Air velocity and pressure distribution on wings. Elliptic planform. Wing-tip vortex and induced drag. Winglets and other devices for reducing the induced drag. Delta wings. 4. Compressible flow. Thermodynamic equations applied to compressible flow. Velocity of sound. Mach cones, shock waves on airfoils. Normal and oblique shock waves. Compression and expansion waves. 5. Compressible subsonic and transonic flow on airfoils and wings. Equations for compressible flow on airfoils. Transonic and supersonic airfoils. Drag coefficient due to compressibility in transonic flows. Supercritical airfoils. Swept wings. Wing-fuselage interaction and area rule.
airfoil, wing, lift, drag, compressibility, shock waves, Panel method, aircraft
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Lectures PowerPoint and video presentations Communication: Announcements, various information on the eclass platform Personal communication by email
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Final exams at the end of semester
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Fundamentals of Aerodynamics, J.D. Anderson, McGraw Hill
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