SESA6074 Hypersonic & High Temperature Gas Dynamics
The module will provide the necessary background for those students interested in the design and operation of high speed aerospace vehicles, such as launch vehicles, re-entry vehicles and missiles.
Aims and Objectives
Provide a fundamental description of hypersonic flows, including aerodynamic heating and non-equilibrium real-gas effects, and the numerical methods used to simulate these phenomena.
Knowledge and Understanding
Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
- The fundamental features of hypersonic flows, and how these differ from other flows
- The importance and influence of non-equilibrium real-gas effects in high temperature flows
- The physical mechanisms causing aerodynamic heating of high speed vehicles
- How the above influence the design of hypersonic vehicles
- Computational methods appropriate to high speed and/or high temperature flows
• Hypersonic flow (12 lectures) • Aerodynamic heating (6 lectures) • Equilibrium and non-equilibrium gas dynamics (6 lectures) • CFD for high speed flows (12 lectures)
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Lectures , Directed reading, Problem-solving, Matlab programs.
|Wider reading or practice||18|
|Completion of assessment task||24|
|Preparation for scheduled sessions||29|
|Total study time||150|
Resources & Reading list
Laney, C.B.. Computational Gasdynamics.
Anderson. J.D.. Modern Compressible Flow, with Historical Perspective.
Anderson.J.D.. Hypersonic & High Temperature Gas Dynamics.
|Closed book Examination (120 minutes)||90%|
|Exam (120 minutes)||100%|
Repeat type: Internal & External
Pre-requisite module: SESA3029 Aerothermodynamics (or equivalent)
To study this module, you will need to have studied the following module(s):