COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Compressible Fluid Flow
Course Code: 
15AES212
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Semester: 
4
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Coimbatore

'Compressible Fluid Flow' is a course offered in the fourth semester of B. Tech. in Aerospace Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Review of Thermodynamics: Energy Equation - Compressible Flows: Isentropic Flow, Stagnation Properties. Propagation of Sound, Mach number, Distinction between Subsonic and Supersonic flows, the Acoustic Equation, Finite Waves, Formation of Shock waves.

Unit 2

Flow Through Varying-area Ducts – Normal Shock Wave – Oblique Shock Wave – Shock Polar – Shock Wave Interactions – Prandtl-Meyer Expansion – Effect of Back Pressure on Nozzle Flows – Supersonic Wind Tunnels.

Unit 3

Fanno Flow – Rayleigh Flow – Representation of Shock Waves on the T-S Diagram – Small Perturbation Theory – Similarity Rules – Introduction to the Method of Characteristics.

  • John D Anderson, “Modern Compressible Flow,” 3rd edition, McGraw Hill, 2002.
  • Shapiro A. H, “The Dynamics and Thermodynamics of Compressible Fluid Flow,” Vol.1, Ronald Press Company, 1977.
  • Zucker R. D and Biblarz. O, “Fundamentals of Gas Dynamics,” 2nd edition, John Wiley, 2002.