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4 Credits
Available Fall

ME 312;
ME 331 or ME 331H

Kyle Niemeyer
320 Rogers Hall

Course Description

Studies one-dimensional isentropic flow, nozzles, diffusers, normal and oblique shocks, compressible flow with friction and heating, and an introduction to propulsion system


  • Review of compressible flow principals
  • Variable area flows
  • Normal shocks
  • Oblique shocks
  • Prandtl-Meyer flow
  • Supersonic lift/drag
  • Fanno flow
  • Rayleigh flow
  • Propulsion systems

Learning Outcomes

The student, upon successful completion of this course, will be able to:

  1. Apply the fundamental flow equations (conservation of mass and momentum and energy) and basic solution techniques in solving compressible one dimensional flows
  2. Obtain first order solutions for compressible internal flows for variable geometry ducts
  3. Obtain first order solutions for compressible internal flows with friction and heat transfer
  4. Evaluate basic supersonic flight and associated propulsion systems