Dr. Ashok Gopalarathnam

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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MAE 561 Wing Theory

3 Credit Hours

Fundamentals of subsonic flow over finite wings. Analysis methods and design considerations for finite wings. Detailed development of lifting-line theory and discrete-vortex Weissinger's method for high aspect ratio wings of arbitrary platform. Overview of vortex-lattice methods and panel methods. Discussion of Munk's theorems and their use in determining optimum downwash and lift distributions for multiple and non-planar wings. Design issues for winglets, tailless, aft-tail, and canard-configured aircraft. Introduction to propeller theory.

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