Gasdynamics Syllabus  
Course Objectives, Policies, and Grading
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Course Calendar — Weekly Schedule
1.  Outline of the syllabus. First law of thermo. Types of thermodynamic processes.
2.  Entropy change in a perfect gas. Conservation of mass, momentum in quasi-1D flows.
3.  Conservation of energy in quasi-1D flows. Speed of sound, Mach number. Stagnation Pressure.
4.  Incompressible vs compressible stagnation pressure; stagnation temperature and density; subsonic and supersonic regimes in quasi-1D flow; choking at the throat.
5.  Force exerted by flow on structure due to change in momentum; Mach angle.
6.  Normal steady shock waves; Rankine-Hugoniot relations; perfect gas relations across a shock; shock tunnel; supersonic pitot tubes.
7.  Reflected unsteady shockwaves. Normal shocks standing in supersonic nozzles; change of critical area through a shock.
8.  Shock stability in converging and diverging ducts. Design of supersonic wind tunnels; choking of diffusers; shock swallowing.
9.  2D steady oblique shocks; derivation of oblique shock relations; weak and strong oblique shocks in supersonic inlets.
10.  Maximum flow turning angle in oblique shock. Pressure deflection diagram. Prandtl relation. Shock polar diagram.
11.  2D steady Prandtl-Meyer expansion and compression fans; airfoils in supersonic flow; Form drag of complex airfoils in supersonic flow; comparison with exact shock-expansion theory.
12.  Linearized theory to find pressure coefficient around airfoils.
13.  1D compressible frictional flow (Fanno line flow).
14.  Supersonic and subsonic compressible flow in pipes and constant-area ducts with friction; normal shockwaves in frictional flow;
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