MIT OpenCourseWare
  • OCW home
  • Course List
  • about OCW
  • Help
  • Feedback
  • Support MIT OCW

16.100 Aerodynamics, Fall 2005

Sketch of a blended-wing-body aircraft.
Sketch of a blended-wing-body aircraft. (Image courtesy of NASA.)

Highlights of this Course

This course features a full set of problem sets in the assignments section, as well as resources and a full description of the final project in the projects section.

Course Description

This course extends fluid mechanic concepts from Unified Engineering to the aerodynamic performance of wings and bodies in sub/supersonic regimes. 16.100 generally has four components: subsonic potential flows, including source/vortex panel methods; viscous flows, including laminar and turbulent boundary layers; aerodynamics of airfoils and wings, including thin airfoil theory, lifting line theory, and panel method/interacting boundary layer methods; and supersonic and hypersonic airfoil theory. Course material varies each year depending upon the focus of the design problem.
 

Staff

Instructor:
Prof. David Darmofal

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Three sessions / week
1 hour / session

Labs:
One session / week
2 hours / session

Level

Undergraduate

Feedback

Send feedback about OCW or this course.