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SG2219 Advanced Compressible Flows 7.5 credits

The course aims to give the student knowledge about advanced topics in compressible flow in areas which are important for students who aim at a career within aeronautical, aerospace or combustion engineering.

About course offering

For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students

Target group

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Part of programme

Master's Programme, Engineering Mechanics, åk 2, Optional


P1 (5.0 hp), P2 (2.5 hp)


26 Aug 2024
13 Jan 2025

Pace of study


Form of study

Normal Daytime

Language of instruction


Course location

KTH Campus

Number of places

Places are not limited

Planned modular schedule


For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students

Application code



For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students


Michael Liverts (, Anders Dahlkild (, Ardeshir Hanifi (


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Headings with content from the Course syllabus SG2219 (Autumn 2024–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course mainly deals with the following four topics:

  • Laminar compressible boundary layers
  • Thermodynamics for hypersonic applications

In addition a topic of current interest in compressible flow will be covered. The chosen topic is specific for each course round. Possible topics are, e.g.

  • Detonation and deflagration waves
  • Kinetic gas theory
  • Propagation of shock waves

Each part is covered in about 12h lectures/seminars. Parts of the course are closely related to research projects at KTH Mechanics.

Intended learning outcomes

After this course the students should, depending on which topics are treated, be able to:

a) understand how a viscous boudary layer develope at high mach numbers and calculate the velocity and temperature fields.

b) calculate shock-wave propagation in two dimensions

c) understand the coupling between chemical reactions and flow in a gas.

d) extend the thermodynamic concepts to high temperatures

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Completed course SG2215 Compressible Flow.

English B/ English 6.

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • SEM1 - Seminars, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • SEM2 - Seminars, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

Assignments (1,5+1,5 hp), exam (4,5 hp). (Period 1, 3,5 hp och period 2, 4 hp.)

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Michael Liverts (, Anders Dahlkild (, Ardeshir Hanifi (