Instructional Material

# Instructional Material

• A Physical Introduction to Fluid Mechanics by A.J. Smits, published by John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 0-471-25349-9 (out November, 1999). This web site maintains an up-to-date list of web sites that contain instructional material.
• Turbulence Program Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Royal Academy of Engineering.
• 1998 Syracuse University Undergraduate Summer Research Program in Fluid Dynamics.
• This link leads to an extensive bibliography on turbulence and related subjects. Maintained by Peter Bradshaw.
• Foundation Center Online.
• Von Karman Institute (VKI).
• VKI Lecture Series Announcements.
• AGARD Special Course on Compressible Turbulence: especially recommended for graduate students, who are not charged any registration fees.
• Les Houches Summer School program: " New trends in turbulence ".
• Applied Aerodynamics: an online aerodynamics textbook by Ilan Kroo.
• Numerical Methods for 1D Compressible Flows (Interactive Book).
• Hypermedia version of James Fay's Fluid Mechanics textbook.
• Viscous Fluid Dynamics course material by Geoffrey K Aldis at the Australian Defence Force Academy.
• The Expert System for Thermodynamics© , by Subrata (Sooby) Bhattacharjee, San Diego State University.
• Convection experiments. Easily reproduced convection experiments (smoke in a box) with bizarre results, by Phil Henshaw.
• Engineering Applets. Interactive Java programs for Fluid Dynamics and Solid Mechanics
• Ideal Flow Machine
• The Ideal Flow Mapper
• The Virtual Shock Tube
• The Compressible Aerodynamics Calculator
• Thermodynamics of Air
• Boundary Layer Applets
• Mohr's Circle Applet
• The Java Virtual Wind Tunnel. An interactive two-dimensional inviscid CFD simulation of a channel with a bump. You can experiment with different inlet conditions and change 2nd and 4th order damping, while you see how the solution evolves. The numerical method is a standard Jameson explicit Runge-Kutta scheme. Written by David Oh.
• Educational CFD program which computes subsonic, transonic, and supersonic flow over 2-D elements. Free download. Program by Axel Rohde.
• Quick 'n Simple: A Computational Fluid Dynamics program by Scott Forbes and Gerald Recktenwald. Free download, examples, etc.
• The K-8 Aeronautics Internet Textbook. A very attractive site that is worth a visit. Some of the materials make sense even at a high-school level.
• SimScience Fluid Dynamics Modules. Three levels of instruction.
• Aero Design Team Online. Middle school level introduction to aeronautics. Excellent source material, and an extensive list of internet links on similar topics.
• Discussion on the connection between pressure and velocity, and the interpretation of Bernoulli's equation.
• Bicycle Aerodynamics.
• Another Bicycle Aerodynamics site, including links.
• Computer simulations for MSDOS, demonstrating the Kelvin-Helmholtz instability and the Von Karman vortex street, by David Porthouse.
• Interactive website featuring fluid flow, hydrology, hydraulics, and unit conversion calculations, maintained by Ken Edwards from LMNO Engineering, Research, and Software, Ltd.
• Informal introduction to Proper Orthogonal Decomposition.
• Soap film visualization: A How To Guide.
• MacAirplane Graphics-oriented, conceptual aircraft design program developed at Notre Dame and on display at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.
• NASA Technical Reports Server at Langley Research Center.
• NASA Observatorium: How Planes Fly.
• Tacoma Narrows Bridge Failure. Includes mpeg movie of the disaster.
• Lighter-than-Air Craft
• Purdue Engineering Salary Data.
• UCLA Engineering Salary Data.
• Peterson's Guides.
• A Beginners Guide to HTML. Maintained by NCSA.
• Elements of HTML Style.
• Hypertext Help with LaTeX. Maintained by GISS.
• How to convert your document to HTML. Maintained by International Journal of Fluid Dynamics.
• Index to Shareware on the Net.