Aerodynamics 7.5 Credits

First cycle, F0037T
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2018 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
The syllabus was established by the Department of Applied Physics and Mechanical Engineering 2007-02-28, and remains valid from autumn 2007.

Last revised
by Mats Näsström 15 Feb 2018

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Fluid Mechanics
Subject group (SCB)
Engineering Physics

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and F0004T Physics 1, F0030T Continuum mechanics and Vector calculus as in M0032M Functions of several variables and computer tools. Or F0031T Hydromechanics and Vector calculus as in Mathematics M M0013M or equivalent. Good knowledge in English, equivalent to English 6.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
After the course the student:
- should know how to perform analytical calculations of coefficient of lift and moment for thin airfoils.
- should know how to analyse three-dimensional effects on the coefficient of drag.
- should know how to calculate coefficients of lift and drag of airfoils using the software multiphysics.

Basic fluid mechanics: Compressible fluid flow.Boundary layers and elementary potential flow:
Aerodynamics: Flow around solid bodies and wings. Wing sections, lift and drag.
Supersonic effects. 3D effects.

Lectures , Laboratory work

Written exam and laboratory work.

Transition terms
The course F0037T corresponds course MTM174

Hans Åkerstedt

Transition terms
The course F0037T is equal to MTM174

Literature. Valid from Spring 2017 Sp 3 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Anderson: Fundamentals of aerodynamics.

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

0001Written exam6.1TG G U 3 4 5
0004Laboratory work1.4TG U G#

Study guidance
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