The course is designed as a core course for the undergraduate students of Aerospace
engineering and contains the basic material essential for a foundation of compressible flow
The course introduces the fundamental concepts and principles of
compressible flow and intends to provide the necessary background for advanced studies
on the subject.
A number of application problems are incorporated to illustrate the
concepts. The course covers the general principles and essentials of compressible flow, the
flow equations, one-dimensional gas dynamics.
Wave motion and waves in supersonic flow,
flow in ducts, small perturbation theory, method of characteristics and similarity rules.
The exercises included in the course are intended to demonstrate the use of the course
material and to outline additional equations and results.
Even though the course is
prepared mainly for the use of undergraduate students in aerospace engineering, it will
also be useful to graduate students, teachers and practicing engineers and scientists.
Basic concepts of compressible flow, Governing equations of compressible flow,
One-dimensional gas dynamics, Normal shock.
Linear and nonlinear wave motion, Flow in
ducts, Oblique shock and expansion, Interaction of waves.
theory, Linearized subsonic and supersonic flow, Method of characteristics,
The similarity rules of high-speed flow and determination of critical Mach number of