Anderson, John D., Jr. National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland.
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- Types of aerodynamic flow
- Compressible flow regimes
- Subsonic flow
- Transonic flow
- Supersonic flow
- Hypersonic flow
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The applied science that deals with the dynamics of airflow and the resulting interactions between this airflow and solid boundaries. The solid boundaries may be a body immersed in the airflow (Fig. 1), or a duct of some shape through which the air is flowing. Although, strictly speaking, aerodynamics is concerned with the flow of air, the term is broadly applied when dealing with the flow of gases in general. See also: Air; Aircraft; Aircraft design; Aircraft testing; Airplane; Gas
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