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1st Edition

Experimental Aerodynamics

ISBN 9781498704014
Published March 28, 2017 by CRC Press
484 Pages 30 Color & 277 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description


Experimental Aerodynamics provides an up to date study of this key area of aeronautical engineering. The field has undergone significant evolution with the development of 3D techniques, data processing methods, and the conjugation of simultaneous measurements of multiple quantities. Written for undergraduate and graduate students in Aerospace Engineering, the text features chapters by leading experts, with a consistent structure, level, and pedagogical approach. Fundamentals of measurements and recent research developments are introduced, supported by numerous examples, illustrations, and problems. The text will also be of interest to those studying mechanical systems, such as wind turbines.

Table of Contents

1. Theoretical fundamentals of experimental aerodynamics

Andrea Ianiro & Stefano Discetti

2. Statistical data characterization and elements of data processing

Stefano Discetti & Andrea Ianiro

3. Experimental Facilities – Wind Tunnels

Andrea Sciacchitano

4. Principles of flow visualization

Javier Rodriguez

5. Pressure measurements

Daniele Ragni

6. Temperature and heat-flux measurements

Francesco Panerai

7. Density-based methods

Fyodor Glazyrin

8. From interferometry to color holography

Jean-michel DESSE

9. Thermal Anemometry

Ramis Örlü and Ricardo Vinuesa

10. Laser Velocimetry

John J. Charonko

11. Volumetric Velocimetry

Filippo Coletti

12. Measurement of wall shear stress

Ricardo Vinuesa and Ramis Örlü

13. Force and moments measurements

Marios Kotsonis

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Stefano Discetti, Ph.D., and Andrea Ianiro, Ph.D., are visiting professors at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain.


"This is a reasonable one-stop-shop for the academic practitioner, especially at doctorate level. It would make a good foundation text for postgraduate students using wind tunnel testing."
Andrew Rae, University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland


"This book is intended to expose aerodynamicists to different measurement methods and provide a gateway for individuals to further develop their interest. A unique aspect of this book is the problem sheet at the end of each chapter and this would certainly allow users to test themselves. This type of content is usually not available in experimental techniques books and usually users have to carry out the experiment to demonstrate their understanding of the methods. However, this unique aspect allows this book to be accessible to non-experimentalists and therefore could have a wider reach. If this was the intention, then I applaud the authors for editing a good book that has something in it for all aerodynamicists."
The Aeronautical Journal November 2018 Issue