Design, operation, techniques, prospects… An overview of experimentation in aerodynamics that is sure to please those with knowledge of the subject and allow them to discover some of the lesser-known aspects of this area of specialty!
An inventory of an essential part of vehicle design—for both air and ground vehicles—or even for producing power or engines, “Experimental Aerodynamics, Wind Tunnels and Measurement Methods” gets to grips with the techniques, technologies and methods used by researchers, engineers and others working in aerodynamics.
The first half of the book examines the various existing wind tunnels in detail—aerodynamic, subsonic, transonic, supersonic, hypersonic, etc.—or the viewing techniques, and for each of these topics, the obstacles inherent in their design and use.
In the second half, the different authors focus on viewing techniques or measuring aerodynamic stresses. Later, the book gives special attention to metrology (all the techniques applied to measurement) and to laser spectroscopy, i.e., the analysis of matter via different absorption spectra. Finally, the book closes with in-depth coverage of the computer-aided wind tunnel, as well as the prospects for aerodynamics—experimental aerodynamics in particular—and the challenges that lie ahead in the coming years.
Coordinated by Jean Délery, a renowned engineer who has taken part in numerous French and European programs and consultant emeritus to then Office national d’études et de recherches aérospatiales (Onera), “Experimental Aerodynamics, Wind Tunnels and Measurement Methods” is primarily targeted towards students in the sciences, engineering students, researchers, and others working in aerodynamics, aeronautics, astronautics, or the automotive sector, among others… Not to mention enthusiasts, of course!
Book. “Aérodynamique expérimentale, souffleries et méthodes de mesure” Collected works, coordinated by Jean Délery. Editions Cépaduès. ISBN: 978-2-36493-605-8.