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Course Undergraduate
Semester Electives
Subject Code AE492
Subject Title Hypersonic Aerothermodynamics


Introduction to Hypersonic Flows, Inviscid hypersonic flow: Newtonian flow, Mach number independence, hypersonic similarity, blast wave theory, hypersonic small disturbance theory, stagnation region flow. Viscous hypersonic flow: similarity parameters, self-similar solutions, hypersonic turbulent boundary layer, reference temperature method, stagnation region flow field, viscous interactions. Real Gas: inviscid equilibrium and non-equilibrium flows, viscous high temperature flows. Experimental facilities. Hypersonic design considerations.

Text Books

1. Anderson, J. D., Hypersonic and High-Temperature Gas Dynamics, 2nd ed., AIAA (2000).

2. Rasmussen, M., Hypersonic Flow, Wiley (1994).

3. Bertin, J. J., Hypersonic Aerothermodynamics, AIAA (1994).

4. Hirschel, E. H., Basics of Aerothermodynamics, Springer (2005).

5. Hirschel, E. H., Selected Aerothermodynamic Design Problems of Hypersonic Vehicles, Springer (2009).