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Modeling ships and space craft : the science and art of mastering the oceans and sky

Author: Gina Hagler
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2013.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gina Hagler
ISBN: 9781461445951 1461445957
OCLC Number: 794710041
Description: xiv, 249 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. I Fluid Dynamics in Action --
1. Airborne Creatures --
Birds --
Bats --
Flying Insects --
Seeds --
Land Animals --
Conclusion --
Notes --
2. Human Innovation --
The Kite --
Sports --
Man on Land --
Man in Water --
Conclusion --
Notes --
3. Aquatic Creatures --
Lift --
Blubber --
Swim Bladder --
Air in the Lungs --
Oil in the Liver --
Cartilaginous Skeleton --
Movement --
Gravity --
Water Column --
Thrust --
Resistance --
Overcoming Resistance --
High Swimming Speeds --
Streamlining --
Skin Surface and Dermal Denticles --
Porpoising and Free-Riding Behaviors --
Schooling --
Conclusion --
Notes --
pt. II Evolution of Theory --
4. Hydrodynamic Theorists --
Aristotle Through Hero: Early Theorists --
da Vinci Through Lagrange: Fluid Dynamics --
Fulton Through Taylor: Principles in Action --
Notes --
5. Aerodynamic Theorists --
Into the Air: Early Theorists --
Into the Air: Non-winged Flight --
Into the Air: Winged Flight --
Into Space --
Notes --
pt. III Scale Model Testing Begins --
6. William Froude --
William Froude --
Froude's Early Work --
The Admiralty Experiment Works at Torquay --
Plans for the Works --
The Equipment --
The Models --
Initial Tests --
The HMS Greyhound Trials --
Conclusion --
Notes --
7. David Watson Taylor --
David Watson Taylor --
The Experimental Model Basin --
The Models --
Making the Models --
Results Reported in the 1900 Report --
Work with Elmer Sperry --
The Suction of Vessels --
The Titanic Investigation --
The Speed and Power of Ships --
Aeronautics --
NACA --
Awards --
Taylor and Froude --
Conclusion --
Suction in Narrow Channel --
Notes --
8. Early Aviators --
Machinery --
The Whirling Arm --
The Wind Tunnel --
Theory --
Notes --
9. The Wright Brothers --
The Wright Approach --
An Interest in Flight Awakens --
And So They Begin --
Lilienthal's Data and the Need for Model Testing --
Testing Begins --
Wind Tunnel Tests --
The Balances --
Airfoils --
Back to Kitty Hawk --
After Success --
Conclusion --
Notes --
10. Rocketmen --
Konstantin Tsiolkovsky --
Robert Goddard --
Unwanted Attention --
Goddard and Oberth --
Lucky Lindy to the Rescue --
Hermann Oberth --
It Is Rocket Science --
Conclusion --
Notes --
pt. IV Model Testing Today --
11.Computational Fluid Dynamics --
Virtual Testing --
Methodology --
CFD at Universities --
What Is Modeled? --
More than Ships, Planes, and Rockets --
Scale Models --
Notes.
Responsibility: Gina Hagler.

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