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Educational Tools and Materials

Bullet A Beginners Guide to HTML. Maintained by NCSA.

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A Physical Introduction to Fluid Mechanics by A.J. Smits, published by John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 0-471-25349-9 (out November, 1999).

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

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

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AIAA Educational Programs

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AIAA Pre-College Program

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

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Applied Aerodynamics: an online aerodynamics textbook by Ilan Kroo.

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Astronomy and Space Science Education for K-12: An educational website about astronomy and space science for K-12.

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Beginners Guide to Aerodynamics :This site was prepared at NASA Glenn by the Learning Technologies project (http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12) to provide background information on basic aerodynamics as teaching aids for math and science teachers.

 

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Bicycle Aerodynamics.

 

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Bicycle Aerodynamics site, including links.

 

 

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Bob Haimes Visual3 Software

 

 

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Bob Haimes pV3 Software

 

 

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Bob Haimes CAPRI Software

 

 

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Building Big

 

 

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College Atlas A World of Higher Learning

 

 

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

 

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Computerized Educational Project in Heat and Power Technologyby Dr. Torsten H. Fransson.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Engineering Applets. Interactive Java programs for Fluid Dynamics and Solid Mechanics
  • Ideal Flow Machine, The Ideal Flow Mapper, The Virtual Shock Tube
  • The Compressible Aerodynamics Calculator, Thermodynamics of Air
  • Boundary Layer Applets, Mohr's Circle Applet
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    Engineering Fundamentals (eFunda). A premier online publisher for original engineering content and software.

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

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

     

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    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

     

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    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 blank-study, classroom instruction, and fundamental or applied research -- Prof. C. Pozrikidis, UCSD, CA

     

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

     

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    Foundation Center Online.

     

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

     

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    Free Software. Developed by NASA Glenn Research Center in an effort to foster hands-on, inquiry-based learning in science and math.

     

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

     

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

     

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

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

     

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    Hypermedia version of James Fay's Fluid Mechanics textbook.

     

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    Hypertext Help with LaTeX. Maintained by GISS.

     

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    Index to Shareware on the Net.

     

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    Informal introduction to Proper Orthogonal Decomposition.

     

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    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 world-wide famous series of Rouse Educational Movies

     

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

     

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

     

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    K-8 Aeronautics Internet Text Book, teaches about principles of aeronautics, sports science, etc.

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    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.

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

     

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    Lighter-than-Air Craft

     

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

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    Materials Information

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    Multi-Media Fluid Mechanics. The demo is now available on eFluids for download at MMFM Demo.

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

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

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

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    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.

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    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.

     

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    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.

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

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    NASA Observatorium: How Planes Fly.

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

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

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    NASA Technical Reports Server at Langley Research Center.

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

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    NASA Virtual Visits. Contains Student Videoconferences and Presentation Descriptions.

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

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

     

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

     

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

     

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    Peterson's Guides.

     

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    Piping Friction Loss Calculator.

     

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    PumpSchool. An introductory Site about Positive-Displacement (PD) Pumps

     

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    Purdue Engineering Salary Data.

     

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

     

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

     

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    School-Wide Modular Program for Fluid Mechanics at MIT

     

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    SimScience Fluid Dynamics Modules. Three levels of instruction.

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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    The Java Virtual Wind Tunnel. An interactive two-dimensional 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 Runge-Kutta scheme. Written by David Oh.

     

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    The K-8 Aeronautics Internet Textbook. A very attractive site that is worth a visit. Some of the materials make sense even at a high-school level.

     

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

     

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

     

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    UCLA Engineering Salary Data.

     

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

     

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

     

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    VKI Lecture Series Announcements.

     

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    Von Karman Institute (VKI).

     

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    Web-Based Instructional Laboratory. designed by Prof. Greg Elliott of Rutgers University

     

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

     

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    Wind Tunnel Design.