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Course Name Compressible Fluid Flow
Course Code 15 AES 212
Program B. Tech. in Aerospace Engineering
Semester Four
Year Taught 2019


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.

Text Books

  1. 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.

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