Dr. Roelof Vos is an assistant professor at the Aerospace Engineering Department of Delft University of Technology. In his KU Aerospace Aerodynamic Design of Transport Aircraft short course, participants learn how aerodynamics drive the detailed exterior design of transport aircraft. What aerodynamic phenomena play a role in the exterior design of a wing, a cockpit, or an engine intake? What is the effect of aerodynamic add-ons such as vortex generators, fairings, or winglets? What are the advantages and penalties of wing sweep and how can the penalties be mitigated by the aerodynamic design of the wing? Those are the type of questions that are being addressed in this course. Participants learn to understand how the various aircraft components should be shaped in order to fulfill aerodynamic requirements in all corners of the flight envelope. The strong ties between aircraft performance, aircraft aerodynamics, and aircraft exterior design are demonstrated through numerous historical and contemporary examples.
Although the main focus is on jet aircraft, the course also covers the effects of propeller installation on the aerodynamic design of the empennage. Learn more here: http://kupce.ku.edu/aero-course-description?ci=90