Coanda effect is a complex fluid flow phenomenon enabling the production of vertical take-off/landing aircraft. Other applications range from helicopters to road vehicles, from flow mixing to combustion, from noise reduction to pollution control, from power generation to robot operation, and so forth. Book starts with description of the effect, its history and general formulation of governing equations/simplifications used in different applications. Further, it gives an account of this effect’s lift boosting potential on a wing and in non-flying vehicles including industrial applications. Finally, occurrence of the same in human body and associated adverse medical conditions are explained.
Table of Contents
1. Coanda Effect Fundamentals. 2. Theoretical Development. 3. Coanda Effect for Aeronautical Applications. 4. Coanda Effect for Non-Aeronautical Applications. 5. Coanda Effect in a Human Body. Index.
N. A. Ahmed obtained his B.Sc. (Hons) from Strathclyde University (UK) and PhD from Cranfield University (UK). He has worked both in industry and academia. He has worked as a Design Engineer for Kent Industrial Measurement (UK) and as a Senior Research Officer of Cranfield Low Speed facility (UK). He was an Associate Professor and Plan Coordinator of Aerospace Engineering at the University of New South Wales, Australia. Currently, he is a full Professor and Head of School, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering of the University of Johannesburg. He has worked and published extensively on various aspects of aerodynamics and flow control with practical beneficial impacts on environment and has been invited to deliver Keynote and Plenary addresses at various international conferences. He is a Fellow and a Chartered Engineer of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers of UK, and a Senior Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.