High Speed Aerodynamics

Queen Mary, University of London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    High Speed Aerodynamics

  • Host University

    Queen Mary, University of London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Aerospace Engineering, Materials Science Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites


  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Credits: 15.0
    Overlap: "DEN7405,DENM40
    Prerequisite: DEN5242

    This module reviews fundamentals of thermodynamics and introduces compressible flows and moves towards more advanced topics in compressible flows. Oblique shock waves, expansion waves, shock-expansion theory, wave interactions and wave drag will be discussed. Design of supersonic inlets and nozzles in aircraft and rocket propulsion including method of characteristics , design of high speed test facilities including shock tubes will be addressed. Effects of heat and friction on gas flows. Design aspects of high speed aeroplanes and viscous effects will be discussed and analysed including fundamentals of hypersonic flows and high temperature gas dynamics.

    Assessment: 20.0% Coursework, 20.0% Practical, 60.0% Examination
    Level: 6

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