Aerodynamic Principles of Flight Vehicles (Library of Flight)

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In "Aerodynamic Principles of Flight Vehicles" Argyris Panaras examines the fundamentals of vortices and shock waves, aerodynamic estimation of lift and drag, airfoil theory, boundary layer control, and high-speed, high-temperature flow. Individual chapters address vortices in aerodynamics, transonic and supersonic flows, transonic/supersonic aircraft configurations, and high-supersonic/hypersonic flows, beginning with definitions and historical data, and then describing present-day status and current research challenges. Emphasis is given to flow control, to the evolution of flight vehicle shapes as flight speed has increased, and to discoveries that enabled breakthrough developments in flight. The book: examines why various equations and technologies were developed, explains major contributors in areas such as vortices and aircraft wakes, drag buildup, sonic boom, and shock wave-boundary layer interactions, among others, and helps readers apply concepts from the material to their own projects. Archival and encyclopedic, "Aerodynamic Principles of Flight Vehicles" is a superb reference for aeronautical students and professionals alike. Although most beneficial to readers with a working knowledge of aerodynamics, it is accessible to anyone with an introductory understanding of the field. It is also available as an eBook.

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Argyris G. Panaras, a resident of Greece, holds degrees from the Hellenic Air Force Academy and the National Technical University of Athens, as well as a doctorate from the Free University of Brussels following preparation of his thesis at the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics. A founding member of the Hellenic Air Force Technology Research Center, Dr. Panaras has helped improve the accuracy of flow simulations for flight vehicles at extreme conditions, such as strongly separated flows due to high angle of attack or supersonic/hypersonic shock wave - boundary layer interactions. He is involved in AGARD/Fluid Dynamics Panel and RTO/Applied Vehicle Technology Panel activities, with original contributions to working groups related to high-alpha aerodynamics and to aerothermodynamics and development of CFD codes for hypersonic vehicles. His previous positions include extended visiting professorships at DLR/Goettingen and Cranfield University and work as an NRC/NASA Ames Senior Research Associate. An AIAA Associate Fellow, he has been awarded a Certificate of Recognition by NASA for the creative development of a technical innovation.

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