A new "Design Box" dealing with a relatively new and very promising type of airplane configuration called the "Blended Wing-Body", is included in Chapter 11 and is just one of many fundamental applications discussed in the book. It is based on NASA research and new Boeing design work among others, and could be the jet transport configuration of the future.
A new historical note about the Swept Wing will also be added in Chapter 11. It will include new historical information on German research and development on Swept Wings that has just now come to light.
The discussion of hypersonics in Chapter 14, "Elements of Hypersonic Flow" is extended to include another new Design Box focused on hypersonic waverider configurations. Hypersonic flight is in many respects the frontier of modern aerodynamics, and waveriders show great promise for future hypersonic vehicles. the experience of research carried out by the author and his students greatly enhance the discussion.
New Applied Aerodynamics sections added for low-speed, high-speed, and high subsonic and supersonic airplanes including lift and drag characteristics and prediction.
Approximately 30% more worked examples are added. 20% more end of chapter problems are added.
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Self-contained viscous flow sections at the end of various chapters help students contextualize the topic and complement discussion of inviscid flow.
Preview boxes at the beginning of each chapter inform the reader in plain language what to expect from each chapter, and why the material is important and exciting.
Strong descriptive coverage of CFD included, with additional CFD resources available at the book's web site.
Historical and biography content integrated throughout the book to show the development of aerodynamics.
"Roadmap" feature at the beginning of every chapter provides readers with a preview of key concepts, and puts them in perspective for the student.
"Design Boxes" relate basic concepts to actual aircraft design making the fundamental material more relevant.
Website includes weblinks, animations, properties of standard atmospheric tables for students. Solutions manual and image library are available for instructors.
John D. Anderson, Jr., was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on October 1, 1937. He attended the University of Florida, graduating in 1959 with high honors and a Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering Degree. From 1959 to 1962, he was a Lieutenant and Task Scientist at the Aerospace Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. From 1962 to 1966, he attended the Ohio State University under the National Science Foundation and NASA Fellowships, graduating with a PhD in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. In 1966, he joined the U.S. Naval Ordnance Laboratory as Chief of the Hypersonics Group. In 1973, he became Chairman of the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Maryland, and since 1980 has been Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Maryland. In 1982, he was designated a Distinguished Scholar/Teacher by the University. During 1986–1987, while on sabbatical from the University, Dr. Anderson occupied the Charles Lindbergh Chair at the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution. He continued with the Air and Space Museum one day each week as their Special Assistant for Aerodynamics, doing research and writing on the History of Aerodynamics. In addition to his position as Professor of Aerospace Engineering, in 1993, he was made a full faculty member of the Committee for the History and Philosophy of Science and in 1996 an affiliate member of the History Department at the University of Maryland. In 1996, he became the Glenn L. Martin Distinguished Professor for Education in Aerospace Engineering. In 1999, he retired from the University of Maryland and was appointed Professor Emeritus. He is currently the Curator for Aerodynamics at the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.