Applied Aerodynamics


Stanford School of Engineering



Develop effective techniques for the aerodynamic analysis of aircraft, focusing on airfoil and finite wing theory. Equations of motion in differential and integral form and alternate forms of the equations with rotational and irrotational flow will be examined.

Biweekly assignments require MATLAB or a suitable programming language.


A conferred Bachelor’s degree with an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or better.

Undergraduate courses in basic fluid mechanics and applied aerodynamics (Stanford Course: AA210A) or equivalent.

Topics include

  • Laminar-to-turbulent transition
  • Two-dimensional laminar and turbulent boundary layers in airfoil analysis
  • Far-field and Trefftz-plane analysis
  • Compressibility effects and similarity rules

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011 Winter 2020-21 Online

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Dates:January 11 - March 19, 2021
Units: 3.00
Instructors: Ilan Kroo
Delivery Option:
For Credit $4,056.00
Notes: Pre-registration Dates: November 2, 2020 at 9:00am to December 4, 2020 at 5:00pm

Pre-registration for this course will secure your enrollment request and ensure timely processing of your application for potential course approval. Please note: course enrollment will be confirmed after December 11, 2020; after completing your pre-registration, no further action is required on your part.

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