Introduction to Transonic Aerodynamics

  • Roelof Vos
  • Saeed Farokhi

Part of the Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (FMIA, volume 110)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Roelof Vos, Saeed Farokhi
    Pages 1-19
  3. Roelof Vos, Saeed Farokhi
    Pages 21-79
  4. Roelof Vos, Saeed Farokhi
    Pages 81-144
  5. Roelof Vos, Saeed Farokhi
    Pages 145-209
  6. Roelof Vos, Saeed Farokhi
    Pages 211-273
  7. Roelof Vos, Saeed Farokhi
    Pages 275-366
  8. Roelof Vos, Saeed Farokhi
    Pages 367-426
  9. Roelof Vos, Saeed Farokhi
    Pages 427-511
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 513-555

About this book


Written to teach students the nature of transonic flow and its mathematical foundation, this book offers a much-needed introduction to transonic aerodynamics. The authors present a quantitative and qualitative assessment of subsonic, supersonic, and transonic flow around bodies in two and three dimensions. The book reviews the governing equations and explores their applications and limitations as employed in modeling and computational fluid dynamics. 

Some concepts, such as shock and expansion theory, are examined from a numerical perspective. Others, including shock-boundary-layer interaction, are discussed from a qualitative point of view. The book includes 60 examples and more than 200 practice problems. The authors also offer analytical methods such as Method of Characteristics (MOC) that allow readers to practice with the subject matter. 

The result is a wealth of insight into transonic flow phenomena and their impact on aircraft design, including compressibility effects, shock and expansion waves, shock-boundary-layer interaction and aeroelasticity.


aerodynamics aeroelastic phenomena aerospace aircraft design automotive transonic flow

Authors and affiliations

  • Roelof Vos
    • 1
  • Saeed Farokhi
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Aerospace EngineeringDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Aerospace EngineeringThe University of KansasLawrenceUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-9746-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-9747-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0926-5112
  • Series Online ISSN 2215-0056
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