Unified Theoretical Foundations of Lift and Drag in Viscous and Compressible External Flows

  • Luo-Qin Liu

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Luo-Qin Liu
    Pages 1-27
  3. Luo-Qin Liu
    Pages 59-110
  4. Luo-Qin Liu
    Pages 111-145
  5. Luo-Qin Liu
    Pages 147-151
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 153-154

About this book


This thesis analyzes aerodynamic forces in viscous and compressible external flows. It is unique, as the force theories discussed apply to fully viscous and compressible Navier-Stokes external flows, allowing them to be readily combined with computational fluid dynamics to form a profound basis of modern aerodynamics. This thesis makes three fundamental contributions to theoretical aerodynamics, presenting: (1) a universal far-field zonal structure that determines how disturbance flow quantities decay dynamically to the state of rest at infinity; (2) a universal and exact total-force formula for steady flow and its far-field asymptotics; and (3) a general near-field theory for the detailed diagnosis of all physical constituents of aerodynamic force and moment.


Theoretical Aerodynamics Viscous and Compressible Flow Navier-stokes Equations Aerodynamic Force and Moment External Flows

Authors and affiliations

  • Luo-Qin Liu
    • 1
  1. 1.College of EngineeringPeking UniversityBeijingChina

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-6222-3
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-6223-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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