## AEM 5245: Hypersonic Aerodynamics

### Catalog Description

**Syllabus**

**AEM 5245**

Hypersonic Aerodynamics

3 Credits

**Catalog Description**:

Importance and properties of hypersonic flow. Hypersonic shock and expansion-wave relations. Local surface inclination methods. Approximate and exact methods for hypersonic inviscid flow fields. Viscous flow: boundary layers, aerodynamic heating, hypersonic viscous interactions, computational methods. Hypersonic propulsion and vehicle design.

**Course Web Address**:

(none)

**Prerequisites by Topic**:

- Aerodynamics (AEM 4202)

**Text**: (reference)

J. D. Anderson, Jr., *Hypersonic and High Temperature Gas
Dynamics*, McGraw Hill, 1989.

**Format of Course**:

3 hours of lecture per week

**Computer Usage**:

Spreadsheets, Matlab, Fortran/C programs

**Course Objectives**:

Develop an understanding of inviscid hypersonic flows, viscous hypersonic flows and high temperature effects as they apply to hypersonic aerodynamics.

**Course Outcomes**:

Students who successfully complete the course will demonstrate the following outcomes

by tests, homework, and written reports:

- An ability to solve problems involving inviscid hypersonic flows
- An ability to solve problems involving viscous hypersonic flows.
- An understanding of high temperature effects in hypersonic aerodynamics.
- An understanding of the design issues for hypersonic wings.
- An ability to use computational tools to evaluate hypersonic flows.
- A knowledge of recent developments in hypersonic aerodynamics with application to aerospace systems.

**Relationship of course to program objectives**:

This course developed advanced topics in aerodynamics that are important for aerospace engineers who wish to design hypersonic aircraft and re-entry vehicles.

**Relationship of course to program outcomes**:

This course provides the following outcomes:

- Apply mathematics
- System Design
- Identify engineering problems
- Communication skills
- Lifelong learning
- Engineering tools
- Aerodynamics
- Other space related topics

**Course Outline**:

Lecture |
Topic |

3 |
Introduction to Hypersonic Aerodynamics |

3 |
Hypersonic shock relations |

3 |
Surface inclination methods, Newtonian aerodynamics |

4 |
Planetary entry dynamics |

3 |
Viscous hypersonic flows |

4 |
Stagnation point heating |

3 |
Transition and turbulent flows |

5 |
Viscous interactions |

6 |
High temperature effects |

3 |
Experimental facilities |

3 |
Computational methods |

3 |
Scramjets |

**Outcome Measurement**:

Outcomes will be measured with homework, tests, and a design project.

**Student Survey Questions:**

This course improved
my ability to do the following__:__

- Apply knowledge of math, science, and engineering.
- Design a system, component or process to meet desired needs.
- Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
- Communicate effectively.
- Recognize of the need for, and the ability to engage in life-long learning.
- Use the techniques, skills, modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Please answer the following questions regarding the course:

- The homework helped me to understand the concepts presented in the course.
- The tests were appropriate in length and content.
- The level of work required in this course was appropriate for the credit given.
- The design project helped me to understand how the fundamental course material is applied in an elementary design problem?

In this course I acquired the following:

- An understanding of inviscid hypersonic aerodynamics.
- An understanding of planetary entry dynamics related to hypersonic aerodynamics.
- An understanding of viscous hypersonic aerodynamics and aerodynamic heating.
- An understanding of high temperature effects on hypersonic aerodynamics.

**Last modified**:

2013-6-7

*Last Modified: 2007-07-24 at 10:04:42*
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