UT Dallas 2014 Graduate Catalog

MECH5372 - Introduction to Compressible Fluid Mechanics

MECH 5372 Introduction to Compressible Fluid Mechanics (3 semester credit hours) Introduction to the theory of compressible fluid flow. Coverage of fundamental concepts such as wave propagation in compressible media, speed of sound, Mach number, and thermodynamic relationships. This course focuses on steady, one-dimensional compressible flows and the effects of variable area, friction, and heat transfer. Discussion of normal shockwaves and the use of nozzles and diffusers. The engineering applications of compressible flows. A brief introduction to more advanced topics such as oblique shocks will also be provided. (3-0) R