If we consider that aerodynamics, from a modern point of view, is a branch of physics that
study physical laws and their applications, regarding the displacement of a body into a fluid,
such concept could be applied to any body moving in a fluid at rest or any fluid
moving around a body at rest. The general concept outlined above is applicable to
planes; cars; boats; big ships; missiles; wind energy generators; small flying objects,
like UAVs; etc.
This book reports the latest development and trends in the low Re number
aerodynamics, transition from laminar to turbulence, unsteady low Reynolds number
flows, experimental studies, numerical transition modelling, control of low Re number
flows, and MAV wing aerodynamics. This book focuses particularly on: (1) a review
and brief information study on low Reynolds number flows and transition as an
introduction to low Re number aerodynamics (Chapter 1), (2) transition modelling
(Chapters 2-4), flow control (Chapters 5-7).
The book "Wind Tunnels and Experimental Fluid Dynamics Research" is comprised of 33 chapters divided in five sections. The first 12 chapters discuss wind tunnel facilities and experiments in incompressible flow, while the next seven chapters deal with building dynamics, flow control and fluid mechanics. Third section of the book is dedicated to chapters discussing aerodynamic field measurements and real full scale analysis (chapters 20-22).
This volume, based on the proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Unsteady Aerodynamics, Aeroacoustics and Aeroelasticity of Turbomachines and Propellers aims at promoting an international exchange of current research in unsteady flow phenomena in turbomachines and propellers.
ISBN 1-85233-036-8 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg New York British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data Autonomous robotic systems. (Lecture notes in control and information sciences ; 236) 1.Robotics 2.Automation I.Almeida, Anibal T. de II.Khatib, O. (Oussama) 629.8'92 ISBN 1852330368 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data A catalog record for this book is available from the Library of Congress Apart from any fair dealing for