Skip Navigation Links  The Library of Congress >> Researchers
ScienceReference Services (Science, Technology, and Business Division)
  Home >> Tracer Bullets
Science Tracer Bullets Online
Black and white photo of a flying machine.  The pilot is completely exposed to the elements, and the plane is a frame with no walls.

Pre-WWI biplane - from "L'Aerophile" Collection
in Tech. Reports & Standards Unit.
Click image to enlarge.

Aerodynamics (Mechanics of Flight)

Tracer Bullet 00-3

SCOPE

Aerodynamics is the science that deals with the motion of air and other gaseous fluids, and with the forces acting on solid bodies when they move through gaseous fluids, or when gaseous fluids move against or around solid bodies. Therefore aerodynamics comes into play when air is flowing over airplanes, automobiles, cars, ships, buildings, and other objects. Aerodynamics also comes into play when air is flowing through ducts or other enclosed spaces such as wind tunnels, jet and rocket engines, and pipes. The movement of air can result in certain aerodynamic effects, such as heat that is generated and transferred to the surfaces of a solid body with which the air comes in contact. A specific example would be the heating up of the skin of a high-speed aerospace vehicle.

TOP OF PAGE

INTRODUCTIONS TO THE TOPIC

Anderson, John D. Aerodynamics. In McGraw-Hill encyclopedia of science & technology. 8th ed. v. 1. New York, McGraw-Hill, c1997. p. 167-169.
   Q121.M3 1997 v. 1 <SciRR>

Datta, Sreela. Aerodynamics. In Gale encyclopedia of science. v. 1. Detroit, Mich., Gale Research, c1996.
p. 51-54.
   Q121.G35 1996 v. 1 <SciRR>

Wegener, Peter P. What makes airplanes fly?: history, science, and applications of aerodynamics. 2nd ed. New York, Springer, c1997. 260 p.
   TL570.W4 1997 <SciRR>
   Bibliography: p. 235-240.

TOP OF PAGE

SUBJECT HEADINGS

Subject headings used by the Library of Congress, under which books on aerodynamics can be located in most card, book, and online catalogs, include the following:

Highly Relevant

AERODYNAMICS

Relevant

AERODYNAMICS, HYPERSONIC
AERODYNAMICS, SUPERSONIC
AERODYNAMICS, TRANSONIC

Related

AERODYNAMIC HEATING
AERODYNAMIC LOAD
AEROELASTICITY
AEROSTATICS
AEROTHERMODYNAMICS
AIRPLANES--CONTROL SURFACES
AIRPLANES--JET PROPULSION
AIRPLANES--MODELS--AERODYNAMICS
ANGLE OF ATTACK (AERODYNAMICS)
ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES--AERODYNAMICS
ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES--ATMOSPHERIC ENTRY
BALLISTIC MISSILES--AERODYNAMICS
BALLISTIC MISSILES--ATMOSPHERIC ENTRY
BALLISTIC RANGES
BASIC FLOW (AERODYNAMICS)
BODY OF REVOLUTION
BOUNDARY LAYER
BUFFETING (AERODYNAMICS)
DOWNWASH (AERODYNAMICS)
DRAG (AERODYNAMICS)
FLUTTER (AERODYNAMICS)
GAS FLOW
GROUND-CUSHION PHENOMENON
GUIDED MISSILES--AERODYNAMICS
HELICOPTERS--AERODYNAMICS
HIGH-SPEED AERONAUTICS
INTERFERENCE (AERODYNAMICS)
LEADING EDGES (AERODYNAMICS)
LIFT (AERODYNAMICS)
MACH NUMBER
MAGNUS EFFECT
PARACHUTES--AERODYNAMICS
PITCHING (AERODYNAMICS)
REYNOLDS NUMBER
ROLLING (AERODYNAMICS)
ROTORS (HELICOPTERS)--AERODYNAMICS
SOUND PRESSURE
SPACE VEHICLES--AERODYNAMICS
SPACE VEHICLES--ATMOSPHERIC ENTRY
SPIN (AERODYNAMICS)
STABILITY OF AIRPLANES
STABILITY OF HELICOPTERS
STABILITY OF ROCKETS
STALLING (AERODYNAMICS)
STRATIFIED FLOW
TRAJECTORY OPTIMIZATION
UNSTEADY FLOW (AERODYNAMICS)
VERTICALLY RISING AIRCRAFT (AERODYNAMICS)
VORTEX-MOTION
WAKES (AERODYNAMICS)
WEDGES--AERODYNAMICS
WIND TUNNELS
YAWING (AERODYNAMICS)

More General

AERONAUTICS
AIR
DYNAMICS
FLUID DYNAMICS
GAS DYNAMICS
PNEUMATICS

TOP OF PAGE

BASIC TEXTS

Anderson, John David. A history of aerodynamics and its impact on flying machines. Cambridge, New York, Cambridge University Press, 1997. 478 p. (Cambridge aerospace series, 8)
   TL570.A679 1997 <SciRR>
   Bibliography: p. 464-471.

Anderson, John David. Fundamentals of aerodynamics. 3rd ed. Boston, McGraw-Hill, c2001. 892 p.
   TL570.A677 2001 <SciRR>
   Bibliography: p. 877-881.

Anderson, John David. Introduction to flight. 4th ed. Boston, McGraw-Hill, c2000. 766 p.
   TL570.A68 2000 <SciRR>

Hubin, Wilbert N. The science of flight: pilot-oriented aerodynamics. Ames, Iowa State University Press, 1992.
352 p.
   TL570.H79 1992 <SciRR>

Tennekes, H. (Hendrik). The simple science of flight: from insects to jumbo jets. Cambridge, Mass., MIT Press, 1996. 137 p.
   TL570.T4613 1996 <SciRR>
   Bibliography: p. 133.
   Translation of Wetten van de vliegkunst.

TOP OF PAGE

ADDITIONAL TITLES

Abzug, Malcolm J., and E. Eugene Larrabee. Airplane stability and control: a history of the technologies that made aviation possible. Cambridge, New York, Cambridge University Press, 1997. 373 p. (Cambridge aerospace series, 6)
   TL574.S7A2 1997 <SciRR>
   Bibliography: p. 341-359.

Anderson, John David. Modern compressible flow: with historical perspective. 2nd ed. New York, McGraw-Hill, c1990. 650 p.
   QA911.A6 1990
   Bibliography: p. 639-644.

Ashley, Holt. Engineering analysis of flight vehicles. New York, Dover, 1992. 386 p.
   Bibliography: p. 371-377.
   TL570.A77 1992
   "This Dover edition, first published in 1992, is an unabridged, corrected republication of the work first published by the Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Reading, Mass., 1974."

Bertin, John J., and Michael L. Smith. Aerodynamics for engineers. 3rd ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J., Prentice-Hall, c1998. 668 p.
   TL570.B42 1998 <SciRR>
   Includes bibliographical references.

Cook, M. V. Flight dynamics principles. London, Arnold; New York, Wiley, 1997. 379 p.
   TL570.C617 1997
   Includes bibliographical references.

Dole, Charles E., and James. E. Lewis. Flight theory and aerodynamics: a practical guide for operational safety. 2nd ed. New York, John Wiley & Sons, c2000. 314 p.
   TL570.D56 2000 <SciRR>
   Bibliography: p. 307-308.

Etkin, Bernard, and Lloyd Duff Reid. Dynamics of flight: stability and control. 3rd ed. New York, Wiley, c1996. 382 p.
   TL570.E75 1996 <SciRR>
   Bibliography: p. 373-375.

Hancock, G. J. An introduction to the flight dynamics of rigid aeroplanes. New York, Ellis Horwood, 1995. 561 p.
   TL570.H33 1995
   Bibliography: p. 537-546.

Kuethe, Arnold M., and Chuen-Yen Chow. Foundations of aerodynamics: bases of aerodynamic design. 5th ed. New York, Wiley, c1998. 572 p.
   TL570.K76 1998 <SciRR>
   Bibliography: p. 555-561.

McCormick, Barnes Warnock. Aerodynamics, aeronautics, and flight mechanics. 2nd ed. New York, Wiley, c1995. 652 p.
   TL570.M38 1995 <SciRR>
   Includes bibliographical references.

Nelson, Robert C. Flight stability and automatic control. 2nd ed. Boston, WCB/McGraw-Hill, c1998. 441 p.
   TL574.S7N45 1998
   Includes bibliographical references.

Russell, J. B. Performance and stability of aircraft. London, Arnold; New York, Wiley, 1996. 294 p.
   TL574.S7R87 1996
   Bibliography: p. 285-286.

Schmidt, Louis V. Introduction to aircraft flight dynamics. Reston, Va., American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, c1998. 397 p.
   TL570.S33 1998
   Includes bibliographical references.

Shevell, Richard Shepherd. Fundamentals of flight. 2nd ed. Englewood Cliffs, N.J., c1989. 438 p.
   TL570.S462 1989 <SciRR>
   Includes bibliographical references.

Smith, Hubert. The illustrated guide to aerodynamics. 2nd ed. Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., TAB Books, c1992. 337 p.
   TL570.S56 1992 <SciRR>
   Bibliography: p. 327-328.

Sutton, O. G. (Oliver Graham). Mastery of the air: an account of the science of mechanical flight. London, Hodder and Stoughton, c1965. 218 p.
   TL570.S88

TOP OF PAGE

SPECIALIZED TITLES

Aeroacoustics of flight vehicles: theory and practice. Edited by Harvey H. Hubbard. Woodbury, N.Y., published for the Acoustical Society of America through the American Institute of Physics, c1995. 2. v. (NASA reference publication, 1258)
   TL574.N6A3 1995
   Contents: v. 1. Noise sources.--v. 2. Noise control.
   Originally published by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of Management, Scientific and Technical Information Program in August 1991 as NASA reference publication 1228, v. 1 and 2.

Leishman, J. Gordon. Principles of helicopter aerodynamics. Cambridge, New York, Cambridge University Press, 2000. 496 p. (Cambridge aerospace series, 12)
   TL716.L43 2000 <SciRR>
   Includes bibliographical references.

Love, Michael C. Spin management and recovery. New York, McGraw-Hill, c1997. 237 p.
   TL574.S6L67 1997
   Bibliography: p. 233.

McCormick, Barnes Warnock. Aerodynamics of V/STOL flight. Mineola, N.Y., Dover Publications, c1999. 328 p.
   TL685.M3 1999
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Originally published: San Diego, Academic Press, 1967.

A Modern course in aeroelasticity. Earl H. Dowell, editor. 3rd rev. and enl. ed. Dordrecht, Boston, Kluwer Academic, c1995. 699 p. (Solid mechanics and its applications, v. 32)
   TL574.A37M62 1995
   Includes bibliographical references.

Natural laminar flow and laminar flow control. R. W. Barnwell, M. Y. Hussaini, editors. New York, Springer-Verlag, c1992. 411 p.
   TL574.L3L36 1991
   Includes bibliographical references.

Ramm, Heinrich J. Fluid dynamics for the study of transonic flow. New York, Oxford University Press, c1990.
200 p.
   TL571.R27 1990
   Bibliography: p. 193-195.

Rogers, David F. Laminar flow analysis. Cambridge, New York, Cambridge University Press, 1992. 422 p.
   TL574.L3R64 1992
   Bibliography: p. 283-288.

Rom, Josef. High angle of attack aerodynamics: subsonic, transonic, and supersonic flows. New York, Springer-Verlag, c1992. 399 p.
   TL574.V6R66 1991
   Includes bibliographical references.

Schlichting, Hermann, and Klaus Gersten. Boundary-layer theory. 8th rev. and enl. ed. Berlin, New York, Springer, c2000. 799 p.
   TL574.B6S28 2000
   Bibliography: p. 715-791.
   English translation of the 9th German completely revised edition of Grenzschicht-Theorie.

Smits, Alexander J., and Jean-Paul Dussauge. Turbulent shear layers in supersonic flow. Woodbury, N.Y., American Institute of Physics, c1996. 357 p.
   TL574.T8S63 1996
   Bibliography: p. 321-347.

TOP OF PAGE

SPECIALIZED TITLES OF HISTORICAL INTEREST

Durand, William Frederick. Aerodynamic theory: a general review of progress. New York, Dover Publications, 1963. 3 v.
   TL570.D865 1963
   This Dover edition, first published in 1963, is an unabridged republication of the work first published by Julius Springer. Volume I was first published in 1934, Volumes II, III, IV and V were first published in 1935, and Volume VI was first published in 1936.

Eiffel, Gustave. Résumé des principaux travaux exécutés pendant la guerre au Laboratoire Aérodynamique Eiffel, 1915-1918. Paris, Librarie Aérodynamique, E. Chiron éditeur, c1919. 212 p.
   TL570.E57

Eiffel, Gustave. The resistance of the air and aviation; experiments conducted at the Champ-de-Mars Laboratory. 2nd ed., rev. and enl., translated by Jerome C. Hunsaker. London, Constable; Boston, Houghton Mifflin Co., 1913. 242 p.
   TL570.E52 1913
   Translation of La Résistance de l'air et l'aviation, expériences effectuées au laboratoire du Champ-de-Mars. 2. ed., rev. et augm. Paris, H. Dunot et E. Pinat, 1911. 252 p.

50 {i.e. Fünfzig} Jahre Grenzschichtforschung, eine Festschrift in Originalbeiträgen. Edited by H. Görtler and W. Tollmien. Braunschweig, F. Vieweg, 1955. 499 p.
   TL574.B6G6
   Includes bibliographical references.

Lanchester, F.W. (Frederick William). Aerodonetics, constituting the second volume of a complete work on aerial flight. 2nd ed. London, Archibald Constable & Co., 1910. 433 p.
   TL570.L25 vol. 2

Lanchester, F.W. (Frederick William). Aerodynamics, constituting the first volume of a complete work on aerial flight. London, Archibald Constable & Co., 1907. 442 p.
   TL570.L24 vol. 1

Langley, S.P. (Samuel Pierpont). Experiments in aerodynamics. Washington, Smithsonian Institution, 1891. 115 p. (Smithsonian contributions to knowledge, v. 27, no. 2) (Smithsonian Institution. Publication, 801)
   TL570.L27 and Q11.S68 v. 27 no. 2

Langley, S.P. (Samuel Pierpont). The internal work of the wind. Washington, Smithsonian Institution, 1893. 23 p. (Smithsonian contributions to knowledge, v. 27, no. 2) (Smithsonian Institution. Publication, 884)
   TL573.L3 and Q11.S68 v. 27 no. 2

Langley, S. P. (Samuel Pierpont). Langley memoir on mechanical flight. Washington, Smithsonian Institution, 1911. 320 p. (Smithsonian contributions to knowledge, v. 27, no. 3) (Smithsonian Institution. Publication, 1948)
   TL570.L3 and Q11.S68 v. 27 no. 3

Lilienthal, Otto. Der Vogelflug als Grundlage der Fliegekunst. 3. aufl. München and Berlin, R. Oldenbourg, 1939. 187 p.
   TL570.L5 1939

Munk, Max Michael. The principles of aerodynamics. Washington, The Author, c1933. 252 p.
   TL570.M8
   Contains all of the author's articles, in a revised form, which appeared two years before in Aero digest and adds to them an almost equal amount of new material.
   Forms an introduction and commentary to the author's Fluid dynamics for aircraft designers.

Roy, Maurice. Théorie des surfaces portantes: la théorie de Prandtl. Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1923. 129 p.
   TL574.A4R6 1923

Von Mises, Richard. Theory of flight. With the collaboration of W. Prager and Gustav Kuerti. With a new introd. by Kurt H. Hohenemser. New York, Dover Publications, 1959. 629 p.
   TL570.V572 1959
   Unabridged and unaltered republication of the English translation first published by McGraw-Hill Book Company in 1945.
   German language version is entitled Fluglehre.

TOP OF PAGE

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Aerospace vehicle dynamics and control: based on the proceedings of a conference organized by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications on aerospace vehicle dynamics and control, held at the Cranfield Institute of Technology, in September 1992. Edited by M. V. Cook and M. J. Rycroft. Oxford, Clarendon Press; New York, Oxford University Press, 1994. 438 p. (The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications conference series, new ser., 47)
   TL573.A314 1994
   Includes bibliographical references.

Computational aeroacoustics. Jay C. Hardin, M. Y. Hussaini, editors. New York, Springer-Verlag, c1993. 513 p.
   TL574.N6C66 1993
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Presentations at the Workshop on Computational Aeroacoustics sponsored by ICASE and the Acoustics Division of NASA LaRC on April 6-9, 1992.

Computational aeronautical fluid dynamics. Edited by L. Fezoui, J. Periaux, and J. C. R. Hunt. Oxford, Clarendon Press; New York, Oxford University Press, 1994. 381 p. (The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications conference series, new ser., 44)
   TL573.C612 1994
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Papers from the second conference, held in Antibes, May 1989, organized by SMAI and INRIA.

Computational methods in aeronautical fluid dynamics: based on the proceedings of a conference organized by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications on computational methods in aeronautical fluid dynamics, held at the University of Reading in April 1987. Edited by P. Stow. Oxford, Clarendon Press; New York, Oxford University Press, 1990. 402 p. (The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications conference series, new ser., 25)
   TL573.C615 1990
   Includes bibliographical references.

TOP OF PAGE

DISSERTATIONS

Dissertations may be identified by using online resources or the following indexes located in the Main Reading Room. Consult any reference librarian about options. Some dissertations may be available in full text through electronic resources on public terminals at the Library of Congress.

Comprehensive Dissertation Index, 1861-1972.
   Z5053.X47 1973

Comprehensive Dissertation Index. Supplement. (1973- annual)
   Z5053.X47a

Dissertation Abstracts International. (1938- monthly)
   Z5053.D57 and Computer format

TOP OF PAGE

SELECTED DISSERTATIONS

Al-Garni, Abdullah Mohammed. Wind tunnel testing of an airfoil with a moving surface boundary-layer control. Ann Arbor, Mich., University Microfilms, 1999.
   UMI publication number 11395603
   Collation of the original: 116 p.
   Thesis (masters)--King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (Saudi Arabia), 1999.

Carlson, Eric Bernard. Optimal tiltrotor aircraft operations during power failure (trajectory optimization). Ann Arbor, Mich., University Microfilms, 1999.
   UMI publication number 9937837
   Collation of the original: 194 p.
   Thesis (doctoral)--University of Minnesota, 1999.

Glass, Christopher Earl. Numerical study of rarefied hypersonic flow interacting with a continuum jet. Ann Arbor, Mich., University Microfilms, 1999.
   UMI publication number 9940857
   Collation of the original: 438 p.
   Thesis (doctoral)--The Pennsylvania State University, 1999.

Gopalarathnam, Ashok. Hybrid methods for inverse aerodynamic design. Ann Arbor, Mich., University Microfilms, 1999.
   UMI publication number 9953029
   Collation of the original: 148 p.
   Thesis (doctoral)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999.

Manning, Valerie Michelle. Large-scale design of supersonic aircraft via collaborative optimization. Ann Arbor, Mich., University Microfilms, 1999.
   UMI publication number 9943695
   Collation of the original: 205 p.
   Thesis (doctoral)--Stanford University, 1999.

TOP OF PAGE

GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS

Baals, Donald D., and William R. Corliss. Wind tunnels of NASA. Washington, Scientific and Technical Information Branch, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1981. 154 p. (NASA SP, 440)
   TL567.W5B2

Hurt, Hugh H. Aerodynamics for naval aviators. Renton, Wash., Aviation Supplies & Academics, 1992. 416 p.
   TL570.H83 1992
   Bibliography: p. 413.
   Originally published by the Direction of Commander, Naval Air Systems Command, United States Navy. Washington, 1960. Rev. 1965.

Talay, Theodore A. Introduction to the aerodynamics of flight. Washington, Scientific and Technical Information Office, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1975. 198 p. (NASA SP, 367)
   TL570.T25
   Bibliography: p. 197-198.

TOP OF PAGE

TECHINICAL REPORTS

Technical reports and other types of literature are indexed in the following guides:

Government Reports Announcements & Index (1946-1996)
   Z7916.G78 <SciRR A&I> and Computer format

Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications (1895- )
   Z1233.A18 <SciRR A&I> and Computer format

TOP OF PAGE

SELECTED TECHNICAL REPORTS

Reports listed below are available upon request in the Science Reading Room. These and other reports on aerodynamics may also be purchased from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), Springfield, Virginia 22161. NTIS telephone: (800) 553-6847.

Lallman, F. J., J. B. Davidson, and P. C. Murphy. Method for integrating thrust-vectoring and actuated forebody strakes with conventional aerodynamic controls on a high-performance fighter airplane. Hampton, Va., Langley Research Center, 1998. 46 p. (NASA/TP 1998 208464)
   N199802328887

Missiles aerodynamics. Neuilly-sur-Seine Cedex, France, NATO Research and Technology Organization, 1998. 506 p. (RTO-MP-5) (AC/323(AVT)TP/3)
   ADA358535
   "Paper presented and discussion recorded at the Applied Vehicle Technology Panel Symposium held in Sorrento, Italy, 11-14 May 1998."

Newman, P.A., and others. Overview of sensitivity analysis and shape optimization for complex aerodynamic configurations. Hampton, Va., Langley Research Center, 1998. 26 p.
   N19990009046

Smith, M.S. Analysis of wind tunnel oscillatory data of the X-31A aircraft. Hampton, Va., Joint Institute for Advancement of Flight Science, 1999. 128 p. (NASA CR 1999 208725)
   N19990018654

Soemarwoto, Bambang I. Airfoil optimization using the Navier-Stokes equations by means of the variational method. Reston, Va., American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1998. 9 p.
   AIAA-98-2401
   "16th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, June 15-18, 1998, Albuquerque, N.M."

Wooden, P. A., E. R. McQuillen, and W. B. Brooks. Evaluation of a simplified multiple store interference model. Reston, Va., American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1998. 12 p.
   AIAA-98-2800
   "16th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, June 15-18, 1998, Albuquerque, N.M."

TOP OF PAGE

ABSTRACTING AND INDEXING SERVICES

Abstracting and Indexing Services that index relevant journal articles and other literature on aerodynamics are listed below. Some suggested terms for searching are:

Aerodynamic Heating
Aerodynamics
Aerodynamics, Hypersonic
Aerodynamics, Subsonic
Aerodynamics, Supersonic
Aerodynamics, Transonic
Boundary Layer
Drag (Aerodynamics)
Flutter (Aerodynamics)
Leading Edges (Aerodynamics)
Lift (Aerodynamics)
Reynolds Number
Skin Friction (Aerodynamics)
Stability of Airplanes
Stability of Helicopters
Stalling (Aerodynamics)
Vortex-motion
Wakes (Aerodynamics)
Wind Tunnels
Yawing (Aerodynamics)
FirstSearch, ProQuest, Infotrac, and Engineering Index, available on workstations in the Science Reading Room and the Computer Catalog Center, contain files that may be useful in obtaining information about aerodynamics. Consult reference staff for the location of abstracting and indexing (A&I) services and the computer terminals.

Abstracts in New Technologies and Engineering (1962- )
   Z7913.B7 <SciRR>

Air University Library Index to Military Periodicals (1949- )
   Z6723.U27 <SciRR> and Computer format

Applied Science & Technology Index (1913- )
   Z7913.I7 <SciRR> and Computer format

Engineering Index Annual (1884- )
   Z5851.E62 <SciRR> and Computer format

General Science Index (1978- )
   Z7401.G46 <SciRR> and Computer format

International Aerospace Abstracts (1961-)
   TL500.I57 <SciRR>

Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications (1895-)
   Z1223.A18 <SciRR> and Computer format

Physics Abstracts (1898- )
   QC1.P46 <SciRR> and Computer format

Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature (1900- )
   AI3.R48 <BusRR>,<N&CPR>, and Computer format

TOP OF PAGE

JOURNALS

Journals that often contain relevant articles include the following:

Aeronautical Journal TL501.R7
Aerospace Science and Technology TL501.A8185
AIAA Journal TL501.A688A2
Aviation Week and Space Technology TL501.A8
Journal of Aircraft TL501.J63
Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics TL676.J65
Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets TL787.A62A2
Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics TA654.5.J68
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part G, Journal of Aerospace Engineering TJ1.P867
Progress in Aerospace Sciences TL500.P7
Rotor and Wing TL716.A1R63

TOP OF PAGE

REPRESENTATIVE JOURNAL ARTICLES

Anderson, W. Kyle, and Daryl L. Bonhaus. Airfoil design on unstructured grids for turbulent flows. AIAA journal, v. 37, Feb. 1999: 185-191.
   TL501.A688A2

Batten, P., and others. Reynolds-stress-transport modeling for compressible aerodynamics applications. AIAA journal, v. 37, July 1999: 785-797.
   TL501.A688A2

Bermúdez, L., A. Velázquez, and A. Matesanz. Numerical simulation of unsteady aerodynamics effects in horizontal-axis wind turbines. Solar energy, v. 68, Jan. 2000: 9-21.
   TJ810.S6

Boonyapinyo, Virote, Toshio Miyata, and Hitoshi Yamada. Advanced aerodynamic analysis of suspension bridges by state-space approach. Journal of structural engineering, v. 125, Dec. 1999: 1357-1366.
   TA1.A5235

Cobo del Arco, Diego, and Ángel Aparicio. Improving suspension bridge wind stability with aerodynamic appendages. Journal of structural engineering, v. 125, Dec. 1999: 1367-1375.
   TA1.A5235

Gern, Frank H., and Liviu Librescu. Effects of externally mounted stores on aeroelasticity of advanced swept cantilevered aircraft wings. Aerospace science and technology, v. 2, July 1998: 321-333.
   TL501.A8185

Lee, B.H.K., S.J. Price, and Y.S. Yong. Nonlinear aeroelastic analysis of airfoils: bifurcation and chaos. Progress in aerospace sciences, v. 35, Apr. 1999: 205-334.
   TL500.P7

Li, Pei, Helmut Sobieczky, and Richard Seebass. Manual aerodynamic optimization of an oblique wing supersonic transport. Journal of aircraft, v. 36, Nov./Dec. 1999: 907-913.
   TL501.J63

Qin, N., Y. Zhu, and D. I. A. Poll. Surface suction on aerofoil aerodynamic characteristics at transonic speeds. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part G, Aerospace engineering, v. 212, no. G5, 1998: 339-351.
   TJ1.P867

Robinson, Keith W., and J. Gordon Leishman. Effects of ballistic damage on the aerodynamics of helicopter rotor airfoils. Journal of aircraft, v. 35, Sept./Oct. 1998: 695-703.
   TL501.J63

Slimon, Scot A., Marios C. Soteriou, and Donald W. Davis. Computational aeroacoustics simulations using the expansion about incompressible flow approach. AIAA journal, v. 37, Apr. 1999: 409-416.
   TL501.A688A2

Steer, A. J., and M. V. Cook. Control and handling qualities considerations for an advanced supersonic transport aircraft. Aeronautical journal, v. 103, June 1999: 265-272.
   TL501.R7

Tang, Deman, and Earl H. Dowell. Unsteady aerodynamic forces and aeroelastic response for external store of an aircraft. Journal of aircraft, v. 35, Sept./Oct. 1998: 678-687.
   TL501.J63

Türk, L., D. Coors, and D. Jacob. Behavior of wake vortices near the ground over a large range of Reynolds numbers. Aerospace science and technology, v. 3, Feb.1999: 71-81.
   TL501.A8185

Wang, Frank Y., Özgür Karatekin, and Jean-Marc Charbonnier. Low-speed aerodynamics of a planetary entry capsule. Journal of spacecraft and rockets, v. 36, Sept./Oct. 1999: 659-667.
   TL787.A62A2

Yanagihara, Masaaki, Masashi Shigemi, and Takanobu Suito. Estimating aerodynamic characteristics of automatic landing flight experiment vehicle using flight data. Journal of aircraft, v. 36, Nov./Dec. 1999: 926-933.
   TL501.J63

Zuber, Matthew E., and others. Aerothermodynamic environment for a generic missile. Journal of spacecraft and rockets, v. 36, Jan./Feb. 1999: 44-52.
   TL787.A62A2

TOP OF PAGE

SELECTED MATERIALS

Selected materials available in the Science Reading Room pamphlet boxes include the following:

Battipede, Manuela. Boomerang flight mechanics: unsteady effects on motion characteristics. Journal of aircraft, v. 36, July/Aug. 1999: 689-696.

Boel, Maurice. Scientific studies of natural flight. Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, v. 51, part I, 1929: 217-242. (AER-51-35)

Dillenius, Marnix F. E., and others. Engineering-, intermediate-, and high-level aerodynamic prediction methods and applications. Journal of spacecraft and rockets, v. 36, Sept./Oct. 1999: 609-620.

Dudley, Robert. Unsteady aerodynamics. Science, v. 284, June 18, 1999: 1937-1939.

Durand, W. F. Historical sketch of the development of aerodynamic theory. Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, v. 51, part I, 1929: 13-19. (AER-51-3)

Ellington, C. P. The aerodynamics of normal hovering flight: three approaches. In Comparative physiology: water, ions and fluid mechanics. Editors, K. Schmidt-Nielsen, L. Bolis, and S. H. P. Maddrell. Cambridge, New York, Cambridge University Press, 1978. p. 327-345.

Gnoffo, Peter A., and others. Computational aerothermodynamic design issues for hypersonic vehicles. Journal of spacecraft and rockets, v. 36, Jan./Feb. 1999: 21-43.

Lighthill, James. Aerodynamic aspects of animal flight. In Swimming and flying in nature. Editors, Theodore Y.-T. Wu, Charles J. Brokaw, and Christopher Brennen. v. 2. New York, Plenum, c1975. p. 423-491.

Mabey, D. G. Unsteady aerodynamics: retrospect and prospect. Aeronautical journal, v. 103, Jan. 1999: 1-18.

Nachtigall, W. Mechanics and aerodynamics of flight. In Insect flight. Editors, Graham J. Goldsworthy, Colin H. Wheeler. Boca Raton, Florida, CRC Press, 1989: 1-29.

Nachtigall, Werner. Wing movements and the generation of aerodynamic forces by some medium-sized insects. In Insect flight. Edited on behalf of the Society by R. C. Rainey. London, published for the Royal Entomological Society by Blackwell Scientific Publications; New York, distributed by Halsted Press, 1976: 31-47.

Osborne, M. F. M. Aerodynamics of flapping flight with applications to insects. Journal of experimental biology, v. 28, June 1951: 221-245.

Phillips, Edward H. NASA to fly sub-scale blended wing body. Aviation week & space technology, v. 152, Feb. 7, 2000: 48-49.

Rayner, J. M. V. A new approach to animal flight mechanics. Journal of experimental biology, v. 80, June 1979: 17-54.

Schneider, Steven P. Flight data for boundary-layer transition at hypersonic and supersonic speeds. Journal of spacecraft and rockets, v. 36, Jan./Feb. 1999: 8-20.

Weis-Fogh, Torkel. Energetics and aerodynamics of flapping flight: a synthesis. In Insect flight. Edited on behalf of the Society by R. C. Rainey. London, published for the Royal Entomological Society by Blackwell Scientific Publications; New York, distributed by Halsted Press, 1976: 48-72.

Wootton, Robin. From insects to microvehicles. Nature, v. 403, Jan. 13, 2000: 144-145.

TOP OF PAGE

ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
1801 Alexander Bell Dr., Ste. 500
Reston, VA 20190-4344
Telephone: (703) 264-7500 and (800) NEW-AIAA
Fax: (703) 264-7551
URL: http://www.aiaa.org

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Headquarters Library
300 E Street SW
Room 1J20
Mail Code: JOB-1
Washington, DC 20546-0001
Telephone: (202) 358-0168
Fax: (202) 358-3469
URL: http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/hqlibrary/

TOP OF PAGE

SELECTED INTERNET RESOURCES

The Internet offers a growing number of sites for research on aerodynamics. Most of the organizations listed in the previous section provide links to related sites from their web sites. In addition to the following sites, it is also possible to use a search engine, such as AltaVista, Google, or Northern Light, to locate additional sites.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration Home Page
   URL: http://www.nasa.gov

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Collections and Research: Aeronautics Division
   URL: http://www.nasm.si.edu/research/aero/

National Aeronautics and Space Administration Technical Reports Server
   URL: http://techreports.larc.nasa.gov/
   Connects to LTRS Langley Technical Report Server, NTRS NASA Technical Report Server, and NACA National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. Access to databases including: Ames Research Center, Dryden Flight Research Center, Glenn Research Center, Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Goddard Space Flight Center, ICASE, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Johnson Space Center, Kennedy Space Center, Langley Research Center, Marshall Space Flight Center, NACA Reports, and Stennis Space Center.

Glenn Research Center Beginner's Guide to Aerodynamics
   URL: http://www.lerc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/airplane/short.html
   Includes the following topics: teacher problem sets; forces; gases–statics; aerodynamics; the atmosphere; aerodynamic forces; aircraft forces; aircraft motion; thrust; weight; lift; drag; falling objects; gliders; airplane parts and functions; model rockets; fundamentals. This is part of NASA's Learning Technologies Project (http://www.lerc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12).

Wright Flyer Online
   URL: http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/aero/wright/
   At this site one can learn about the Wright Flyer Project, in which a full-sized replica of the 1903 Wright Flyer, flown in the first-ever powered flight, was tested in a wind tunnel at NASA Ames Research Center. This is part of NASA's Aerospace Team Online (http://questdb.arc.nasa.gov/content_search_aero.htm).

December 2000
Top of Page Top of Page
  Home >> Tracer Bullets
  The Library of Congress >> Researchers
   April 17, 2014
Legal | External Link Disclaimer

Contact Us:  
Ask a Librarian