This course covers recent advances in high-lift systems and aerodynamics as well as cruise drag prediction and reduction. It includes discussion of numerical methods and experimental techniques for performance analysis of wings and bodies and boundary-layer transition prediction/detection.
- Aircraft design and the importance of lift and drag on fuel efficiency
- Reynolds number and Mach number effects on aerodynamic lift and drag
- CFD-based drag prediction and decomposition
- Boundary-layer transition prediction and instrumentation/visualization techniques
- Impact of operational, environmental and manufacturing effects on laminar flow
- Drag reduction techniques including viscous, wave and induced drag
- High-lift physics of multi-element systems
- High-lift wind tunnel and flight testing examples
- Flow separation control and active flow control techniques (cruise and high-lift conditions)
Designed for engineers and managers involved in the aerodynamic design and analysis of airplanes, rotorcraft and other vehicles.
Early registration course fee: $2,495 if you register and pay by the early registration deadline (45 days prior to the first day of class).
Regular registration course fee: $2,695 if you register and pay after the early registration deadline.
Classroom hours / CEUs
35 classroom hours
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AERO0030 Course Information and Outline : Aerodynamic Design Improvements: High-Lift and Cruise