This book includes a number of unique features to make studying computational aerodynamics more enjoyable. These include:
- The computer programs used in the book's projects are all open source and accessible to students and practicing engineers alike on the book website. The site includes access to images, movies, programs, and more
- The computational aerodynamics concepts are given relevance by CA Concept Boxes integrated into the chapters to provide realistic asides to the concepts
- Readers can see fluids in motion with the Flow Visualization Boxes carefully integrated into the text.
2. Computers, codes, and engineering;
3. Getting ready for computational aerodynamics: fluid-mechanics foundations;
4. Getting ready for computational aerodynamics: aerodynamics concepts;
5. Classical linear-theory computational aerodynamics;
6. Introduction to computational fluid dynamics;
7. Geometry and grids: a key consideration in computational aerodynamics;
8. Viscosity and turbulence modeling in computational aerodynamics;
9. Flow visualization: the art of computational aerodynamics;
10. Applications of computational aerodynamics; Appendix A: geometry for aerodynamicists; Appendix B: sources of aerodynamic data for code validation; Appendix C: potential-flow review; Appendix D: computational aerodynamics programs; Appendix E: structured grid transformations; Appendix F: commonly used turbulence models.
Russell Cummings is a Professor of Aeronautics at the United States Air Force Academy where he teaches fluid mechanics aerodynamics and numerical methods in addition to computational aerodynamics. Professor Cummings is the coauthor of Aerodynamics for Engineers 5th edition.
Scott A. Morton
Scott Morton is a programming specialist in the US Air Force.
William H. Mason Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
William H. Mason is a Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. As a member of the Virginia Tech community since 1989 Mason has advised many undergraduate and graduate students in the aerospace engineering degree program and has served as graduate advisor for 23 master's thesis students and 9 doctoral students. In addition he advised numerous undergraduate aircraft-design teams with nine first-place honors in international design competitions and ten second- or third-place honors. He was the advisor to the Virginia Tech student chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and to the Design Build Fly Team.
David R. McDaniel University of Alabama Birmingham.
David McDaniel is a research professor at the University of Alabama Birmingham which has one of the largest aerospace programs in the southern United States. He was formerly a programming specialist in the US Air Force.