Includes aerodynamics of flight vehicles, test bodies, airframe components and combinations, wings, and control surfaces. Also includes aerodynamics of rotors, stators, fans, and other elements of turbomachinery. For related information see also 34 Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics.
Aerodynamics – The science that deals with the motion of air and other gaseous fluids and with the forces acting on bodies when the bodies move through such fluids or when such fluids move against or around the bodies. NASA Thesaurus, Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Exhaustive Interest : All information dealing with the effects of relative motion on the flow of air or other gases and vapors, at any velocity, over aircraft, air cushion vehicles, land transportation vehicles, spacecraft, launch vehicles, missiles, and their components; over geometric shapes of models used in laboratory and wind tunnel tests, e.g., cones, plates, shells, spheres, and cylinders; flow over rotors and other turbomachine elements; forces acting on bodies in aerodynamic flow, including aerodynamic lift and drag.
Selective Interest : Aerodynamics of ground support equipment for aerospace research, results of aerodynamic testing for these effects, or the aerodynamics of surface structures.
Negative Interest : Aerodynamics of ships and bridges.
of Specific Interest
aerodynamic flow fields
aerodynamic noise (airframe generated)
aerodynamic studies of skin friction
aerodynamics of protuberances and substructures
air cushion vehicle aerodynamics
air flow separation
air launched weapons (aerodynamics)
boundary layer aerodynamics
boundary layer flow (aerodynamics)
compressible flow (aerodynamics)
control surface aerodynamics
Coriolis forces (aerodynamics)
drag reduction (effects and techniques)
ground effect machine aerodynamics
high speed aerodynamics
internal flow in turbomachinery (theory)
laminar flow (aerodynamics)
land transportation vehicles (aerodynamics)
lifting body aerodynamics
lighter-than-air craft (balloons, airships) aerodynamics
low speed aerodynamics
reentry vehicle aerodynamics
Rogallo wing aerodynamics
rotary wing aircraft aerodynamics
sonic boom (aerodynamically generated)
stabilization surfaces (aerodynamics)
transitional flow (aerodynamics)
turbulent flow (aerodynamics)
ultralight aircraft (aerodynamics)
unsteady flow (aerodynamics)
wakes (effects of turbulent flow behind aircraft)
wind tunnel tests (aerodynamics)