Compressible Flow Class

A complete YouTube playlist of the class

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Course Objectives

This course will introduce students to the theory, physics, and analytical solutions of compressible fluid flow phenomena. We will examine the physics of shock waves, expansion waves, Mach waves, isentropic flow through nozzles and inlets, briefly examine Fanno/Rayleigh flow, wind tunnels, transonics, hypersonics, supersonics, and additional select topics. Illustrations and photographs of the phenomena will be presented. Application of the material will be given in the context of the professor’s research, contemporary developments, and historical perspective. The material will be presented through lectures, assigned reading, and the class website. At the end of the course the students will possess the foundational knowledge of compressible flow.

Supplemental Materials

  • Liepmann, H. W. and Roshko, A., `Elements of Gas Dynamics,’ Dover, 2001.
  • John, J. E. and Keith, T. G., `Gas Dynamics,’ Pearson Prentice Hall, Ed. 3, ISBN: 9780131206687, 2006.
  • Anderson, J., `Modern Compressible Flow: With Historical Perspective,’ McGraw-Hill, Ed. 3, ISBN: 978-0072424430, 2003.
  • Oosthuizen, P. H. and Carscallen, W. E., `Introduction to Compressible Flow,’ CRC Press, Ed. 2, ISBN: 9781439877913, 2013.
  • Various handout material provided by professor.