Gas Dynamics & Supersonic Flow
Compressible Flow
Equations of Motion
1D Isentropic Relations
Wave Propagation
Flow through Nozzles and Ducts
2D Compressible Flow
PrandtlMeyer Expansion
Shock Interactions
ShockExpansion Techniques for Aerofoils
Method of Characteristics
Unsteady Supersonic Flow
Flow Tables/Software

Sections :
 Compressible Flow
 System, Surroundings and Control Volume
 Laws of Thermodynamics
 Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics
 First Law of Thermodynamics
 Second Law of Thermodynamics
 Perfect Gas Law
 Consequences of First Law for a Perfect Gas
 Consequences of Second Law for a Perfect Gas
 Equations of Motion for a Compressible Flow
 Continuity Equation
 Momentum Equation
 Energy Equation
 Stagnation Conditions
 Constant from Stagnation Conditions
 AreaVelocity Relation
 1D Isentropic Relations
 Sonic Point as Reference
 Mass Flow Rate
 Equations of Motion in absence of Area Changes
 Wave Propagation
 Speed of Sound
 Propagation of a Source of Sound
 Stationary Source
 Source moving at Subsonic Speeds
 Source moving at the Speed of Sound
 Source moving at Supersonic Speeds
 Response of Subsonic and Supersonic Flows to an Obstacle
 Subsonic Flow
 Supersonic Flow
 Shock Waves
 Formation of a Shock Wave
 Normal Shock Waves
 Important Characteristics of a Normal Shock
 Flow through Nozzles and Ducts
 Flow through a Converging Nozzle
 Flow through a Convergingdiverging nozzle
 Supersonic Nozzle Flow Experiment
 TwoDimensional Compressible Flow
 Oblique Shock Waves
 Relations across an Oblique Shock
 Relation between β and θ
 Supersonic Flow past Concave Corners and Wedges
 Weak Oblique Shocks
 Supersonic Compression by Turning
 Convergence of Mach Waves
 PrandtlMeyer Expansion
 Shock Interactions and Detached Shocks
 Shock Reflection from a Wall
 Intersection of two Shocks
 Strong Solutions – Detached Shocks
 Mach Reflection
 ShockExpansion Techniques for Aerofoils
 Flat Plate Aerofoil
 Diamond Aerofoil
 Interaction between shocks and expansion waves
 Thin Aerofoil Theory
 Flow about a Flat Plate Aerofoil at an Angle of Attack
 Diamond Aerofoil
 An Arbitrary Aerofoil
 Second Order Theory
 Reduction of Drag by cancelling the Waves
 Method of Characteristics
 Theory of Method of Characteristics
 Compatibility Relations
 Computing with Method of Characteristics
 Flow through a Diverging Duct
 Interior Point
 Boundary Point
 Cancellation of Waves
 Design of a Supersonic Nozzle
 Unsteady Supersonic Flow
 Moving Normal Shock Waves
 Shock Induced Motion
 Reflection of a Moving Shock
 Unsteady Expansion Waves
 Shock Tube Flow
 Compressible Flow Tables/Software
 Subsonic Compressible Flow Table
 Supersonic Compressible Flow Table
 Normal Shock, Mach wave and Expansion Wave Table
 Oblique Shock Wave Table
 Isentropic Compressible Flow Calculator
 Normal Shock Calculator
 Mach Wave Calculator
 Expansion Wave Calculator
 Oblique Shock Wave Calculator
 Supersonic Nozzle Simulator
 Shocktube Simulator
