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Course Undergraduate
Semester Electives
Subject Code AE482
Subject Title High Temperature Gas Dynamics


General features and applications of high temperature flows – equilibrium kinetic theory: Maxwellian distribution, collision rates and mean free path – chemical thermodynamics – mixture of perfect gases, law of mass action – statistical mechanics: enumeration of micro-states, energy distribution, contribution of internal structure – equilibrium flow: ideal dissociating gas, equilibrium shock wave relations, nozzle flows – vibrational and chemical rate processes – flows with vibrational and chemical non-equilibrium.

Text Books

Same as References


1. Vincenti, W. G. and Kruger, C. H., Introduction to Physical Gas Dynamics, Krieger Pub. (1975).

2. Anderson, J. D., Hypersonic and High-Temperature Gas Dynamics, 2nd ed., AIAA (2006).

3. Clarke, J. F. and McChesney, M., The Dynamics of Real Gases, Butterworths (1964).

4. Brun, R., Introduction to Reactive Gas Dynamics, Oxford Univ. Press (2009).