TAKATA SHIGERU (Graduate School of Engineering Professor)

Outline and Purpose of the Course

This is the continuation of the class "Gasdynamics (50450)." Mainly treated are two-dimensional inviscid compressible fluid flows and aerodynamic forces acting on the bodies in such flows. A modern approach to gas flows based on the kinetic theory of gases is introduced as well.

Course Goals

To learn/ understand the fundamental issues of two-dimensional compressible gas flows related to high speed flight.

Schedule and Contents

1. Review of Gasdynamics (2times)-- Shock wave, Mach line, Prandtl-Meyer fan
2. Shock--Expansion wave theory and Interaction of oblique shocks (2times)
3. Non-isentropic flow and Mrocco's theorem (1time) -- Bow shock, Shock--Expansion wave interaction, etc.
4. Small perturbation theory (3times) -- Potential flow, Similarity rules, etc.
5. Steady two-dimensional flow and the method of characteristics (3times)
6. Kinetic theory of gases (4times) -- velocity distribution function, Boltzmann equation, etc.