Flight Mechanics

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Lecture 1

Chapter1:
Review basic knowledge such as controls and vibrations

Dencity equation

$\rho = force/area$
$1/2 * \rho * v^2$

Pressure head equation
$\rho +0.5\rho v^2 = const.$

Bernuli equation is a aproximation for the free stream. It cannot handle the boundary layer.

Mach number

Sonic speed $a = \sqrt{\gamma R T}$ where $\gamma=C_p/C_v = 1.4$

For Dry Air

70*F = 70+460 = 530 Rankin
$a=sqrt{\left(\left(1.4\right)\left(1.1716\right)\left(530\right)\right)}=$

Lecture 3

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Chapter 1
Airfoil terminology:

NACA 4 digit NACA 2412 - most commonly used