Superspnic and Hypersonic Fluid Dynamics

Fall 2016

Prepared By

Ahmed Mohamed Nagib Elmekawy, Ph.D., P.E.

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Alexandria University




Course Description

The course begins with the basics of compressible fluid dynamics, including governing equations, thermodynamic context and characteristic parameters. The next large block of lectures covers quasi-one-dimensional flow, followed by a discussion of disturbances and unsteady flows. The second half of the course comprises gas dynamic discontinuities, including shock waves and detonations, and concludes with another large block dealing with two-dimensional flows, both linear and non-linear


Reference Books

1. Anderson, Modern Compressible Flow with Historical Perspective, 3rd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2003.

2. Anderson, Hypersonic and High-Temperature Gas Dynamics, 2nd ed., AIAA, 2012.



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