Flow Control &
Experimental Turbulence Laboratory
AER303: Aerospace Laboratory I
This course will introduce students to the basic concepts of engineering and scientific experimentation. A series of lectures and tutorials will introduce the students to the concept of mechanical measurements, the fundamentals of instrumentation systems, uncertainty analysis, and design of experiments. These concepts will be put into practice and reinforced with two laboratories. The first will evaluate the aerodynamic forces generated by the airflow over an airfoil. The second laboratory will explore the basics of gas dynamics and isotropic 1D compressible flows in a supersonic wind tunnel. Both laboratory are closely linked to the course material of AER307, with elements that will be reinforce in AER310.