Gas Dynamics

Gas Dynamics

  • Course code

    ME 553

  • L-T-P-C


  • Syllabus


  • Eligible Programmes


  • Gas Dynamics

    ME 553 Gas Dynamics (3-0-0-6)

    Concepts from thermodynamics; The basic equations of fluid motion; One-dimensional gas dynamics; Isentropic conditions, speed of sound, Mach number, area velocity relations, normal shock relations for a perfect gas, Fanno and Rayleigh flow, one-dimensional wave motion, the shock tube; Waves in supersonic flow: oblique shock waves, supersonic flow over a wedge, Mach lines, piston analogy, supersonic compression by turning, supersonic expansion by turning, the Prandtl-Meyer function, reflection and intersection of oblique shocks, Mach reflection, shock expansion theory, thin aerofoil theory; Flow in ducts and wind tunnels: area relation, nozzle flow, normal shock recovery, effects of second throat, wind tunnel pressure ratio, supersonic wind tunnels; Small perturbation theory; The method of characteristics; Methods of measurement; Elements of hypersonic flow


    H. W. Liepmann and A. Roshko, Elements of Gas Dynamics, John Wiley, 1960.

    J. D. Anderson, Modern Compressible Flow, McGraw Hill, 1989.

    B. K. Hodge and C. Koenig, Compressible Fluid Dynamics (with P.C. applications), PH, 1995.

    H. Shapiro, The Dynamics and Thermodynamics of Compressible Flow, Ronald Press, 1954.

    R. D. Zucker and O. Biblarz, Fundamentals of Gas Dynamics, Wiley, 2002.