COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Hypersonic Flow Theory
Course Code: 
15AES442
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Coimbatore

'Hypersonic Flow Theory' is a course offered in the B. Tech. in Aerospace Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Introduction – Basic Considerations and Definitions – Videos of Atmospheric ReEntry – Thin Shock Layer – Entropy Layer – Viscous Interaction – Low Density Flows – High Temperature Effects – Visual Presentation of Damages due to High Temperature Effects – Hypersonic Flight Paths.

Unit 2

Inviscid Hypersonic Flow Theory: Shock Expansion Method, Surface Inclination Methods – Small Disturbance Equations and Approximate Methods – Similarity Laws.

Unit 3

Exact Methods – Method of Characteristics Review – Unit Processes for Method of Characteristics: Planar, Axisymmetric and 3-D Flows – Blunt Body Problem and Shock Interaction Types – Modern Computational Methods – Introduction to Viscous Hypersonic Flows.

  • John D. Anderson, “Hypersonic and High Temperature Gas Dynamics,” McGraw Hill, 2002.
  • Wallace D. Hayes and Ronald F. Probstein, “Hypersonic Flow Theory,” 2nd edition, Academic Press, 1959.