Students will be in the position to understand:
1. The fundamentals and the equations of the compressible flows
2. The various types of shock waves and expansion waves.
3. How to study and calculate the compressible flows around bodies in one- two- and three-dimensional approaches.
4. The differences between laminar, transitional and turbulent incompressible flows.
5. The basics of turbulence and its characteristics.
6. The way turbulence is modelled.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Part Ι. Compressible flow. The concepts and the fundamental equations of compressible flows. Integral and differential form of ideal, compressible flow equations. One-dimensional compressible flow. Normal and oblique shock waves. Expansion waves. Quasi one-dimensional compressible flow. Velocity potential for compressible flows. Compressible flows on cones and wedges. Three-dimensional compressible flow. Hypersonic flows.
Part II. Incompressible viscous, laminar, transitional and turbulent flows. The statistical theory applied to turbulence and turbulent flows. Elements of turbulent boundary layers. Reynolds stresses distribution. Turbulence modeling.
Compressible flows, supersonic and hypersonic flows, transitional flows, turbulent flows, turbulence models