The Elements of Aerofoil and Airscrew Theory

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Cambridge University Press, Jun 9, 1983 - Science - 232 pages
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More than half a century has elapsed since the first edition of The Elements of Aerofoil and Airscrew Theory appeared in 1926, a period in which massive advances have been made in the understanding and description of aerodynamic phenomena. Yet Glauert was an acknowledged master of his subject and his book remains the most lucid and best organised introduction to the fundamental principles of aerodynamics that has ever been written. This new paperback edition reprints the text of the second edition of 1947, with supplementary notes by H. B. Squire.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Bernoullis Equation
10
The Stream Function
18
Circulation and Vorticity
33
The Velocity Potential and the Potential Function
48
The Transformation of a Circle into an Aerofoil
58
The Aerofoil in Two Dimensions
80
Viscosity and Drag
94
The Flow round an Aerofoil
156
Biplane Aerofoil
171
Wind Tunnel Interference on Aerofoils
189
The Airscrew Momentum Theory
199
The Airscrew Blade Element Theory
208
The Airscrew Wind Tunnel Interference
222
Appendix
227
Bibliography
230

The Basis of Aerofoil Dimensions
117
The Aerofoil in Three Dimensions
125
The Monoplane Aerofoil
137

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