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Course Postgraduate
Semester Sem. I
Subject Code AE602
Subject Title Compressible Flow


1-D Gas Dynamics: governing equations – isentropic flow with area change, area-Mach number relations – R-H equations – normal shocks.

1-D Wave Motion: wave propagation – simple and finite waves – Reimann shock tube problem – 2-D waves, governing equations – oblique shocks, charts, shock polar and pressure deflection diagrams – Prandtl–Meyer expansion waves – reflection and interaction of waves – supersonic free jets

Linearized Flow: subsonic flow – Goethert’s and Prandtl–Glauert rules – hodograph methods

– supersonic flow – supersonic thin airfoils – 2-D airfoils – method of characteristics, the compatibility equation – applications, supersonic nozzle design – generalised one-dimensional flow: working equations – influence coefficients – combined friction and heat transfer – combined friction and area change – conditions at sonic point – transonic flow – measurements in compressible flows.

Text Books

Same as Reference


1. Shapiro, A. H., Dynamics and Thermodynamics of Compressible Fluid Flow, Vol. 1 & 2, Wiley & Sons (1953).

 2. Liepmann, H. W. and Roshko, A., Elements of Gasdynamics, Dover Publications (2001).

 3. Thompson, P. A., Compressible Fluid Dynamics, McGraw-Hill (1972).

 4. Saad, M. A., Compressible Fluid Flow, 2nd ed., Prentice Hall (1993).

 5. John, J. E. A. and Keith, T., Gas Dynamics, 3rd ed., Prentice Hall (2006).

 6. Rathakrishnan, E., Gas Dynamics, 2nd ed., Prentice Hall (2009).