
Educational Tools and Materials 



A Beginners Guide to
HTML. Maintained by NCSA. 




A Physical Introduction to Fluid Mechanics
by A.J. Smits, published by John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 0471253499 (out November, 1999).





Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology This site contains brief description
on most of the fluid dynamics terminology





Aero Design Team Online.
Middle school level introduction to aeronautics. Excellent source material, and an extensive list
of internet links on similar topics.





AIAA Educational Programs





AIAA PreCollege Program





AIMS (Activities Integrating Math, Science & Technology) Education Foundation
 a classroom teacher movement!!





Applied Aerodynamics: an online aerodynamics textbook by Ilan Kroo.





Astronomy and Space Science Education for K12:
An educational website about astronomy and space science for K12.





Beginners Guide to Aerodynamics
:This site was prepared at NASA Glenn by the Learning Technologies project (http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K12) to provide background information on basic aerodynamics as teaching aids
for math and science teachers.
 



Bicycle Aerodynamics.





Bicycle Aerodynamics site, including links.





Bob Haimes Visual3 Software





Bob Haimes pV3 Software





Bob Haimes CAPRI Software





Building Big





College Atlas A World of Higher Learning





Compressible Aerodynamics Calculator, This calculator
computes the standard relations for compressible flow of a perfect gas (developed by
Prof. W.
Davenport).





Computerized Educational Project
in Heat and Power Technology, by Dr.
Torsten H. Fransson.





Computer
Simulations for
MSDOS, demonstrating the KelvinHelmholtz instability and the Von Karman vortex street, by David Porthouse.





Convection Experiments. Easily reproduced convection experiments (smoke in a box) with bizarre
results, by Phil Henshaw.





Desktop Aeronautics, Inc.
Demonstrations of some commercial software, and a couple free examples of source code for airfoil & wing analysis.





Discussion on the
Connection Between Pressure and Velocity, and the Interpretation of Bernoulli's
Equation.





Education Atlas the Online Education, Degrees, and Distance Learning Guide.





Educational CFD program which computes subsonic, transonic, and supersonic flow over 2D elements. Free
download. Program by Axel Rohde.





Education Online Search a deep, unbiased resource for learning and career choices.





Engineering Applets. Interactive Java programs for
Fluid Dynamics and Solid Mechanics





Engineering Fundamentals (eFunda). A premier online publisher for original engineering content and software.





Engineering Software (EngWare). One stop source for energy conversion systems (power and propulsion) software,
slide shows, online calculators, textbooks, educational and consulting services.





Engineers Edge. a preferred online destination for designers,
engineers and manufacturing professionals.





Engineers Tools Box. a freely available collection of webbased engineering design, analysis, and
reference modules intended to fill the gap between an engineering handbook and
complex CAE software.





Eric Weisstein's Treasure Trove of Physics. Contains
material about astronomy, scientific biography, scientific books, physics, and other areas of science.





Excel/VBA Spreadsheets for Heat Transfer (and Fluids). Contains
heat transfer and fluid dynamics spreadsheets.





Flow Visualizations and Educational Material.
Maarten Rutgers' Website (look under Science category)




Fluid Dynamics Video Course. a video blankstudy course on fluids
in motion (A Course of 39 Video Lectures by Ascher H. Shapiro  Institute Professor, M.I.T.)





Fluid Dynamics animation library CFDLAB. CFDLAB is a FORTRAN software library containing
a variety of animation and visualization applications in fluid dynamics  Prof. C. Pozrikidis, UCSD, CA





Fluid Dynamics software library FDLIB. FDLIB is a comprehensive software library written in standard
FORTRAN 77 (compatible with FORTRAN 90), covering a broad spectrum of fundamental and applied topics in fluid
dynamics.
The codes are suitable for blankstudy, classroom instruction, and fundamental or applied research  Prof. C.
Pozrikidis, UCSD, CA





Fluid Flow Calculations Website, Online calculations for fluid flow
(developed by Dr. Ken Edwards).





Foundation Center Online.  



Foundation Coalition. One of Eight Engineering
Coalitions Funded by National Science Foundation  



Free Software.
Developed by NASA Glenn Research Center in an effort to foster handson, inquirybased learning in
science and math.  



Glenn Learning Technologies Project.
Developed by NASA Glenn Research Center.  



Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th Century.
National Academy of Engineering Collection.  



High Performance Finite Elements.
An FEM Software World which has FEAT, FEAST, FEATFLOW, DeViSoR, etc.




How to
convert your document to HTML. Maintained by International Journal of Fluid Dynamics.





Hypermedia version of James Fay's Fluid Mechanics textbook.





Hypertext Help with LaTeX.
Maintained by GISS.





Index to Shareware on the Net.





Informal
introduction to Proper Orthogonal Decomposition.





Instructional Resources from
IIHR  Hydroscience & Engineering (formerly Iowa Institute of
Hydraulic Research) This website contains General References, Special References, Displays, Movies, Internet Links, IIHR Library and
worldwide famous series of Rouse Educational Movies





Interactive website featuring fluid flow, hydrology, hydraulics, and unit
conversion calculations, maintained by Ken Edwards from LMNO Engineering, Research, and Software, Ltd.





Interactive windows program for studying 2D turbulence, A interactive fluids program involving twodimensional turbulence (256x256) and tracer particles.





K8 Aeronautics Internet Text Book,
teaches about principles of aeronautics, sports science, etc.





Kids.net.au,
provides children with a database of over 30,000 kid safe sites. In
addition, the site also has a Thesaurus, Dictionary and
Encyclopedia.





Les Houches Summer School program: " New trends in turbulence ".





LighterthanAir Craft





MacAirplane
Graphicsoriented, conceptual aircraft design program developed at Notre Dame and on display at the
Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.




Materials Information




MultiMedia Fluid Mechanics. The demo is now
available on eFluids for download at MMFM Demo.




NACA Report on
Investigation of Separated Flows in Supersonic and Subsonic Streams with Emphasis on the Effect of Transition




NASA's Atmosphere Simulator.
This is an interactive program in which one can investigate changes in the atmosphere.




NASA Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Project. This web site describes the methods and
activities of the NASA's Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Project.




NASA's CurveBall Software.
With this software you can investigate how a big league pitcher throws a curveball by changing the values of the
factors that affect the aerodynamic forces on the ball.




NASA's Engine Simulation Software This software allows one to investigate how a turbine
engine produces thrust by changing the values of different engine parameters.





NASA's FoilSim Software.
With this software one can investigate how an aircraft wing produces lift by changing the values of different factors
that affect lift.




NASA's Kite Modeler Software.
With this software one can study the physics and math which describe the flight of a kite.




NASA
Observatorium: How Planes Fly.




NASA's RangeGames Software.
With this software one can solve problems involved with determining an aircraft's motion and performance.




NASA's RocketModeler Software.
With this software you can investigate how a model rocket flies by changing the values of different design
variables.




NASA Technical Reports Server at Langley Research Center.




NASA Thesaurus. Contains the authorized subject terms by
which the documents in the NASA STI (Scientific and Technical Information) Databases are indexed and retrieved.




NASA Virtual Visits.
Contains Student Videoconferences and Presentation Descriptions.




NIST Industrial Fluids and Chemical Engineering Database. This website
contains databases of fluids properties.




Numerical Methods for 1D Compressible Flows (Interactive
Book).





Numerical Methods software library NCSE. An advanced undergraduate entrylevel graduate textbook on numerical methods
in science and engineering  Prof. C. Pozrikidis, UCSD, CA





Particle Image Velocimetry Data of
Wake and jet Flow Fields. Prof. Chiang Shih (FAMU/FSU College of Engineering)





Peterson's Guides.





Piping Friction Loss Calculator.





PumpSchool. An introductory Site about PositiveDisplacement (PD) Pumps





Purdue Engineering Salary Data.





Quick 'n Simple: A Computational Fluid Dynamics program by Scott Forbes and Gerald
Recktenwald. Free download, examples, etc.





Road Map for the Teaching of
an Integrated Thermal & Fluids Course. Prof. Chiang Shih's web
courseware (FAMU/FSU College of Engineering)





SchoolWide Modular Program for Fluid Mechanics at MIT





SimScience Fluid Dynamics Modules. Three levels of instruction.





Soap films made easy. Maarten Rutgers' website (look under
science category)





Source for Computing and Technology. A good source for reviews on
hardware, software, electronics, and a source for buying electronics related products





Tacoma Narrows Bridge
Failure. Includes mpeg movie of the disaster.





Teaching thermal and fluids related disciplines
by providing visualizationenhanced courseware, by Prof. Chiang
Shih (FAMU/FSU College of Engineering)





The Expert System for Thermodynamics©
, by Subrata (Sooby) Bhattacharjee, San Diego State University.





The Java Virtual Wind Tunnel. An interactive twodimensional inviscid CFD simulation of a
channel with a bump. You can experiment with different inlet conditions and change 2nd and 4th order
damping, while you see how the solution evolves. The numerical method is a standard Jameson
explicit RungeKutta scheme. Written by David Oh.





The K8 Aeronautics Internet Textbook. A very
attractive site that is worth a visit. Some of the materials make sense even at a highschool level.





This link leads to an extensive bibliography on turbulence and related subjects.
Maintained by Peter Bradshaw.





Turbulence Program Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Royal Academy of Engineering.





UCLA Engineering Salary Data.





Virtual Fluids Laboratory at The University of Iowa by Marian Muste, Anton Kruger, and Wiliam Eichinger of IIHR.





Viscous Fluid Dynamics course material by Geoffrey K Aldis at the
Australian Defence Force Academy.





VKI Lecture Series Announcements.





Von Karman Institute (VKI).





WebBased Instructional Laboratory.
designed by Prof. Greg Elliott of Rutgers University





Wind
Tunnel Connection.
Contains useful information for engineers
engaged in the design, testing and fabrication of aerospace vehicles,
hardware and software. 




Wind
Tunnel Design.


