26h Th, 26h Pr, 1d FW
Number of credits
|Master in aerospace engineering (120 ECTS)||5 crédits|
Language(s) of instruction
Organisation and examination
Teaching in the second semester
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Learning unit contents
This course introduces students to the aerothermodynamic analysis of high speed flows. Two main subjects are addressed: - Transonic and supersonic aerodynamics - Atmospheric reentry and plasma physics
Learning outcomes of the learning unit
The aim of this course is to introduce students to some aspects of high speed aerothermodynamics.
The detailed objectives are:
- Introduction to transonic and supersonic flows - Calculation of lift and drag of 2D wings at transonic and supersonic conditions - Calculation of lift and drag of 3D wings and aircraft at transonic and supersonic conditions - Application of the characteristic method to one-dimensional unsteady flows - Introduction to chemically reacting and plasma flows encountered in hypersonic and combustion applications - Solutions to some practical problems encountered in aerospace missions, focusing on the simulation of atmospheric entry flows and ground testing
Prerequisite knowledge and skills
AERO0001-1 Aerodynamics MECA0025-1 Fluid mechanics
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
This is a second semester course. It is divided into lectures and practical sessions.
Students are familiarized with high enthalpy facilities during a laboratory session. Teaching assistants operate a wind tunnel during a lab demonstration at the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics.
Students also learn to model 2D inviscid transonic flows using numerical software.
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)
Face-to-face in English
Recommended or required readings
The lecture notes are available online in the form of presentations.
Supplementary textbooks: J. Anderson, Modern Compressible Flow: With Historical Perspective, McGraw-Hill, 2002 J. D. Anderson, Hypersonic and high-temperature gas dynamics, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2006 P. A. Thompson, Compressible-fluid Dynamics, Advanced engineering series, 1988
Assessment methods and criteria
Assessment is performed through: - A written exam - Homework assignments
Prof. G. Dimitriadis
Aeroelasticity and Experimental Aerodynamics (AEA)
Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Quartier Polytech 1, Allée de la Découverte 9
Tel: +32 (0)4 3669815
Prof. T. Magin Aeronautics and Aerospace Department von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics Chaussee de Waterloo 72 1640 Rhode-Saint-Genese Tel: +32 (0)2 359 96 38 Email: email@example.com