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
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
- How the above influence the design of hypersonic vehicles
- The physical mechanisms causing aerodynamic heating of high speed vehicles
- The importance and influence of non-equilibrium real-gas effects in high temperature flows
- 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 (10 lectures)
- Revision (2 lectures)
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Lectures, Directed reading, Problem-solving, Matlab programs, Learning journal of courseworks and/or reports
|Wider reading or practice||18|
|Preparation for scheduled sessions||29|
|Completion of assessment task||24|
|Total study time||150|
This is how we’ll give you feedback as you are learning. It is not a formal test or exam.Set Task Coursework
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
An internal repeat is where you take all of your modules again, including any you passed. An external repeat is where you only re-take the modules you failed.
Repeat type: Internal & External