AEM 4247 -- New Course

Wed Jan 28 11:18:11 2015

Approvals Received:
on 01-28-15
by Thomas Shield
Approvals Pending: College/Dean  > Provost > Catalog > PeopleSoft Manual Entry
Effective Status: Active
Effective Term: 1159 - Fall 2015
Course: AEM 4247
UMNTC - Twin Cities
UMNTC - Twin Cities
Career: UGRD
College: TIOT - College of Science and Engineering
Department: 11090 - Aerospace Eng & Mechanics
Course Title Short: Hypersonic Aerodynamics
Course Title Long: Hypersonic Aerodynamics
Max-Min Credits
for Course:
3.0 to 3.0 credit(s)
Importance/properties of hypersonic flow. Hypersonic shock and expansion-wave relations. Local surface inclination methods. Approximate/exact methods for hypersonic inviscid flow fields. Viscous flow: boundary layers, aerodynamic heating, hypersonic viscous interactions, computational methods. Hypersonic propulsion and vehicle design.
Print in Catalog?: Yes
CCE Catalog
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Grading Basis: A-F only
Topics Course: No
Honors Course: No
Online Course: No
Contact Hours:
3.0 hours per week
Years most
frequently offered:
Even years only
Term(s) most
frequently offered:
Component 1: LEC (with final exam)
Progress Units:
Not allowed to bypass limits.
3.0 credit(s)
Financial Aid
Progress Units:
Not allowed to bypass limits.
3.0 credit(s)
Repetition of
Repetition not allowed.
for Catalog:
4202, CSE upper division
02287 - AEM 4247/AEM 5247
No required consent
(course-based or
AEM 4202, CSE upper division student
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History Information: This is a UG version of the existing GRAD career course AEM 5247 (which was just renumbered from 5245 to allow 4247 to be the UG version.)
Sponsor Name:
Sponsor E-mail Address:
Student Learning Outcomes
Student Learning Outcomes: * Student in the course:

- Can identify, define, and solve problems

Please explain briefly how this outcome will be addressed in the course. Give brief examples of class work related to the outcome.

Students learn to solve problems involving hypersonic aerodynamics, such as reentry vehicles, etc.

How will you assess the students' learning related to this outcome? Give brief examples of how class work related to the outcome will be evaluated.

homework and exams.

Liberal Education
this course fulfills:
Other requirement
this course fulfills:
Criteria for
Core Courses:
Describe how the course meets the specific bullet points for the proposed core requirement. Give concrete and detailed examples for the course syllabus, detailed outline, laboratory material, student projects, or other instructional materials or method.

Core courses must meet the following requirements:

  • They explicitly help students understand what liberal education is, how the content and the substance of this course enhance a liberal education, and what this means for them as students and as citizens.
  • They employ teaching and learning strategies that engage students with doing the work of the field, not just reading about it.
  • They include small group experiences (such as discussion sections or labs) and use writing as appropriate to the discipline to help students learn and reflect on their learning.
  • They do not (except in rare and clearly justified cases) have prerequisites beyond the University's entrance requirements.
  • They are offered on a regular schedule.
  • They are taught by regular faculty or under exceptional circumstances by instructors on continuing appointments. Departments proposing instructors other than regular faculty must provide documentation of how such instructors will be trained and supervised to ensure consistency and continuity in courses.

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Theme Courses:
Describe how the course meets the specific bullet points for the proposed theme requirement. Give concrete and detailed examples for the course syllabus, detailed outline, laboratory material, student projects, or other instructional materials or methods.

Theme courses have the common goal of cultivating in students a number of habits of mind:
  • thinking ethically about important challenges facing our society and world;
  • reflecting on the shared sense of responsibility required to build and maintain community;
  • connecting knowledge and practice;
  • fostering a stronger sense of our roles as historical agents.

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LE Recertification-Reflection Statement:
(for LE courses being re-certified only)
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Statement of Certification: This course is certified for a Core, effective as of 
This course is certified for a Theme, effective as of 
Writing Intensive
Propose this course
as Writing Intensive
Question 1 (see CWB Requirement 1): How do writing assignments and writing instruction further the learning objectives of this course and how is writing integrated into the course? Note that the syllabus must reflect the critical role that writing plays in the course.

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Question 2 (see CWB Requirement 2): What types of writing (e.g., research papers, problem sets, presentations, technical documents, lab reports, essays, journaling etc.) will be assigned? Explain how these assignments meet the requirement that writing be a significant part of the course work, including details about multi-authored assignments, if any. Include the required length for each writing assignment and demonstrate how the minimum word count (or its equivalent) for finished writing will be met.

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Question 3 (see CWB Requirement 3): How will students' final course grade depend on their writing performance? What percentage of the course grade will depend on the quality and level of the student's writing compared to the percentage of the grade that depends on the course content? Note that this information must also be on the syllabus.

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Question 4 (see CWB Requirement 4): Indicate which assignment(s) students will be required to revise and resubmit after feedback from the instructor. Indicate who will be providing the feedback. Include an example of the assignment instructions you are likely to use for this assignment or assignments.

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Question 5 (see CWB Requirement 5): What types of writing instruction will be experienced by students? How much class time will be devoted to explicit writing instruction and at what points in the semester? What types of writing support and resources will be provided to students?

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Question 6 (see CWB Requirement 6): If teaching assistants will participate in writing assessment and writing instruction, explain how will they be trained (e.g. in how to review, grade and respond to student writing) and how will they be supervised. If the course is taught in multiple sections with multiple faculty (e.g. a capstone directed studies course), explain how every faculty mentor will ensure that their students will receive a writing intensive experience.

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Course Syllabus
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AEM 4247
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.

This course meets with AEM 5247 and has been previously given as AEM 5245.

Course Web Address:


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
Other space related topics

Course Outline:

(Hrs, approx.)     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.
Strategic Objectives & Consultation
Name of Department Chair
Perry Leo
Strategic Objectives -
Curricular Objectives:
How does adding this course improve the overall curricular objectives ofthe unit?

This is a UG version of an existing course AEM 5247 (previously given as 5245) what will allow UG's to be graded easier than graduate students.
Strategic Objectives - Core
Does the unit consider this course to be part of its core curriculum?

this is a core topic for aerospace engineers
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Consultation with Other
In order to prevent course overlap and to inform other departments of new curriculum, circulate proposal to chairs in relevant units and follow-up with direct consultation. Please summarize response from units consulted and include correspondence. By consultation with other units, the information about a new course is more widely disseminated and can have a positive impact on enrollments. The consultation can be as simple as an email to the department chair informing them of the course and asking for any feedback from the faculty.

This is not a new course, mearly a 4xxx level cross list of an existing one.