AE3450: Course Overview
First and second laws of thermodynamics. Thermodynamic properties and
state equations. Isentropic flow. Flows with shocks and expansions.
with friction and heat transfer.
A student taking this course is intended to:
- Learn about basic thermodynamic properties (e.g., temperature,
density, internal energy, enthalpy, and entropy), their definitions,
how to use state equation relationships to calculate one property based
on other properties..
- Understand the basic theorems of Thermodynamics in the form of
and Second Laws, and their application to both closed and open systems.
- Gain familiarity with the properties of compressible flow,
contrast to the properties of incompressible flows.
- Be able to analyze quasi-one-dimensional compressible flows,
- converging-diverging nozzles,
- supersonic flows over simple bodies/airfoils,
- shock tube flows, and
- channels with friction or heat transfer.
Physics 2212 and Math 2401. Specific areas/concepts that students
should have some
familiarity with are:
While not a requirement, exposure to control volume analysis and
incompressible fluid dynamics (e.g., as covered in AE 2020) will be
- Newton Second Law (F=d(mu)/dt) and momentum
- Conservation of energy
- Some computer modeling capability (Matlab, spreadsheets, etc.)
Thermodynamics and Compressible Flow, Custom
Edition, Pearson-Prentice Hall.
(taken from Thermodynamics,
3rd edition, William Z.
and James G. Hartley, Prentice-Hall, 1996, and
Gas Dynamics, 2nd edition, James E. A. John,