Logo

The Secret of Flight by Johan Hoffman, Johan Jansson, Claes Johnson

Small book cover: The Secret of Flight

The Secret of Flight
by


Number of pages: 393

Description:
In this book we present a mathematical theory of subsonic flight based on a combination of analysis and computation. By computing and analyzing turbulent solutions of the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations for slightly viscous flow subject to force boundary conditions, we uncover a mechanism for the generation of substantial lift at the expense of small drag of a wing, which is fundamentally different from that envisioned in the classical theories by Kutta-Zhukovsky for lift and by Prandtl for drag.

Download or read it online for free here:
Download link
(52MB, PDF)

Similar books

Book cover: The Apollo Spacecraft: A ChronologyThe Apollo Spacecraft: A Chronology
by - NASA
The chronology of the Apollo spacecraft and the lunar mission provides documented information covering a wide range of happenings directly and indirectly related to the program. Written for historians and others interested in the great adventure.
(16585 views)
Book cover: Space Transport and Engineering MethodsSpace Transport and Engineering Methods
- Wikibooks
Space systems engineering is a worthy field of study within the larger context of all sciences and engineering. This book is an introduction to both the historical design challenges of transport and space hardware design, and new engineering methods.
(8413 views)
Book cover: Lecture Notes on Gas DynamicsLecture Notes on Gas Dynamics
by - University of Notre Dame
These are a set of class notes for a gas dynamics/viscous flow course taught to juniors in Aerospace Engineering. It is expected that the student has some familiarity with concepts such as material derivatives, control volume analysis, etc.
(12515 views)
Book cover: Space HandbookSpace Handbook
by - RAND Corporation
Written as a basic guide on the uses and characteristics of space systems, this book discusses astronautics and its applications, technology in the space environment, rocket vehicles, propulsion systems, propellants, internal power sources, etc.
(22915 views)