TEP4160 - Aero Dynamics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Skriftlig eksamen 100/100 4 timer

Course content

Equations of motion. Potential theory. Streamfunctions. Lifting bodies. Two- and three dimensional wing theory. Panel methods. Lifting line theories. Boundary layers and flow resitance.

Learning outcome

The course provides the student with knowledge about:
- Pressure and temperature distribution in the atmosphere
- Potential flow theory
- Transfer of forces between a fluid and an arbitrarily shaped body; Kutta-Joukowski's theorem
- Properties of airfoils
- Panel methods and thin airfoil theory
- Effects of finite wing span; vortex lattice methods.

The course gives the student knowledge about:
- How the shape of the airfoil affects its lift and drag properties
- Why finite wing span reduces lift and increases drag
- How the wing shape affects its performance.

- The course should enable the student to:
- Calculate lift generated by an airfoil
- Design a wing with prescribed performance characteristics
- Calculate the performance of an airplane to determine cruise-, landing and maximum velocities etc.

General competence:
The course should give the student:
- When the student has finished the course, he/she shall have general knowledge of aerodynamics
- The student should be able to select an airfoil and make a wing design for a specific application.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, calculation problems half of which must be accepted. The lectures and exercises are in English when students who do not speak Norwegian take the course. If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Bertin, J. J.: Aerodynamics for engineers, Prentice-Hall, 2005.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIO1068 7.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2014

No.of lecture hours: 2
Lab hours: 3
No.of specialization hours: 7

Language of instruction: English


Subject area(s)
  • Energy and Process Engineering
  • Natural Sciences
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Energy and Process Engineering



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Skriftlig eksamen 100/100 2014-05-21 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer KONT Skriftlig eksamen 100/100 2014-08-06 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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