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16.100 Aerodynamics, Fall 2002

Sketch of a blended-wing-body aircraft.
Sketch of a blended-wing-body aircraft. (Image taken from NASA's website:

Highlights of this Course

This course site features a full set of problem sets (with solutions), project assignment resources, and other materials used by students in the course.

Course Description

This course extends fluid mechanic concepts from Unified Engineering to the aerodynamic performance of wings and bodies in sub/supersonic regimes. 16.100 generally has four components: subsonic potential flows, including source/vortex panel methods; viscous flows, including laminar and turbulent boundary layers; aerodynamics of airfoils and wings, including thin airfoil theory, lifting line theory, and panel method/interacting boundary layer methods; and supersonic and hypersonic airfoil theory. Course material varies each year depending upon the focus of the design problem. 

Technical Requirements

File decompression software, such as Winzip® or StuffIt®, is required to open the .tar files found on this course site. MATLAB® software is required to run the .m files and import the .data files found on this course site.



Prof. David Darmofal

Course Meeting Times

Three sessions / week
1 hour / session

One session / week
2 hours / session




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