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.
U.S. Federal Employee Discount
This course is available to U.S. federal employees at 10% off the registration fee. To receive the federal employee discount, you must enter the code FGVT116 during the checkout process. Please note that you must validate your eligibility to receive this discount by entering your U.S. government email address (ending in .gov or .mil) when creating your online registration profile. This discount is available for both the early registration and regular registration fees.
Classroom hours / CEUs
35 classroom hours
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AERO0030 Course Information and Outline : Aerodynamic Design Improvements: High-Lift and Cruise
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