26.9.1910 Sangerhausen/D - 8.2.1980 Celle/D
Kurt Werner Mangler graduated as a physicist from University of Halle/Saale in 1933 and in 1934 there submitted a PhD Thesis in mathematics. He stayed from 1936 to 1946 at Aerodynamische Versuchs-Anstalt AVA in Göttingen as a collaborator of Ludwig Prandtl (1875-1953). After World War II, Mangler moved to the Royal Aircraft Establishment RAE in Farnborough, from where he retired in 1973 after 27 years of service. He had been promoted to Deputy Chief Scientist Officer DCSO in 1966 based on individual merits. From 1966 to 1977 Mangler was a visiting professor at Southampton University. In 1978, he and his wife returned to Germany to live with a daughter. Following a heart attack, he died suddenly at his home in Celle. Mangler was elected a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society in 1956, and a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, London, in 1964.
Mangler contributed a number of profound papers to the aerodynamic theory, particularly fundamental work in boundary layer theory, on the leading-edge vortices with particular regard to the aerodynamics of the Concorde airplane, and on computerbased methods for calculating hypersonic and transonic flow fields. He also made excellent contributions to the aerodynamics of helicopter rotors, to the calculation of transonic stability derivatives, and to the knowledge of the effects of end-plates, today referred to as winglets. He made many friends among his colleagues at RAE, and was personally acquainted with Dietrich Küchemann (1911-1976). He took an active part in the RAE Orchestra, where he played the violin for a number of years.
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Mangler, K.W. (1938). Die Berechnung eines Tragflügelprofiles mit vorgeschriebener Druckverteilung. Jahrbuch Deutsche Luftfahrtforschung I: 46-53.
Mangler, K.W. (1943). Die ‚ähnlichen' Lösungen der Prandtlschen Grenzschichtgleichungen. ZAMM 23(5): 241-251.
Mangler, K.W. (1948). Zusammenhang zwischen ebenen und rotationssymmetrischen Grenzschichten in kompressiblen Flüssigkeiten. ZAMM 28(4): 97-103.
Mangler, K.W. (1956). Verfahren zur Berechnung der laminaren Grenzschicht mit beliebiger Druckverteilung. Zeitschrift für Flugwissenschaften 4(1/2): 63-66.
Mangler, K.W., Murray, J.C. (1975). Systems of coordinates suitable for the numerical calculation of three-dimensional flow fields. HMSO: London.

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