A model of a Mercury capsule captured by highspeed cameras, showing the forward pressure shockwave and the wake. (Image is taken from NASA's web site: http://www.nasa.gov
This course site features a detailed reading list
, along with other materials used by students in the course.
The course begins with the basics of compressible fluid dynamics, including governing equations, thermodynamic context and characteristic parameters. The next large block of lectures covers quasi-one-dimensional flow, followed by a discussion of disturbances and unsteady flows. The second half of the course comprises gas dynamic discontinuities, including shock waves and detonations, and concludes with another large block dealing with two-dimensional flows, both linear and non-linear.
*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.