Technical University Of Delft

Gas Dynamics


Iowa State Course Substitution

Aerodynamics II: Compressible Flow

AER E 311

Course Info
International Credits:
Converted Credits:
Course Description:
- How to apply the basic laws of mechanics and thermodynamics to describe compressible flows. - How can we properly describe a compressible flow field using the Euler equation + jump relations. - Understand the concept of characteristics and invariants in the context of linear and non-linear flows. - How to apply characteristics for non-linear flows for the computation of isentropic unsteady flows. - Understand the relation between shock waves and characteristics. - Application of Hugoniot and Poisson curves to solve a Riemann problem. - Definition of characteristics for 2D steady flows, and similarity with 1D unsteady flows (time-like and space-like). - How can use the method of characteristics and method of waves to compute a 2D compressible flow field. - In what situations can we use the potential flow approximation (Crocco’s theorem)? - Application of the linearized potential flow equation to study the key differences between a supersonic and subsonic flows. - Study the flow through a 2D Laval nozzle and compare to the classical 1D description. - Investigate the effect of viscosity and heat transfer in a 1D flow (Fanno and Rayleigh flow).


Evaluation Date:
April 11, 2017
Alric Rothmayer
This course is a bit more advanced than 311. A student will need to be pretty good to take this course without 311 (or the TU Delft AE2130 course). Cover similar material as 311.