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
4. Principles of flow visualization
5. Pressure measurements
6. Temperature and heat-flux measurements
7. Density-based methods
8. From interferometry to color holography
9. Thermal Anemometry
Ramis Örlü and Ricardo Vinuesa
10. Laser Velocimetry
John J. Charonko
11. Volumetric Velocimetry
12. Measurement of wall shear stress
Ricardo Vinuesa and Ramis Örlü
13. Force and moments measurements
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