“Gas Dynamics” is a topic of fundamental interest to Mechanical and Aerospace engineers that provides a link between core subjects i.e. “Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics”. It pertains the basic theory of compressible flow, formation of shock waves and expansion waves, nozzle flows. The treatment of the syllabus becomes the backbone of aerodynamic engineers towards research in the design of high-speed vehicles. The contents of the course starts with fluid and thermodynamic fundamentals followed by governing theories of compressible flow phenomena. Many aerodynamic high-speed facilities and their measurement diagnostics governed by these theories, are also covered in this course.
Week-1:Review Concepts of Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics Week-2:Wave Propagation in Compressible Medium Week-3:Quasi-One Dimensional Isentropic Flow Week-4:Normal Shock Waves Week-5:Normal Shock Waves Week-6:Oblique Shocks and Expansion Waves Week-7:Oblique Shocks and Expansion Waves Week-8:Oblique Shocks and Expansion Waves Week-9:Nozzles and Diffusers Week-10:Compressible Flow with Heat Transfer and Friction Week-11:Measurement Diagnostics and Experimental Facilities for Compressible Flow Week-12:Measurement Diagnostics and Experimental Facilities for Compressible Flow