SG2219 Advanced Compressible Flows 7.5 credits

Kompressibel strömning, avancerad kurs

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.

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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

Course Disposition

Each topic corrsponds to about 2,5 credits, covered under 12h lectures/seminars and assignments. The course partly adress current research topics at KTH/Mechanics.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

The course is suitable for students in Engineering physics, Mechanical engineering and Vehicle- and Maritime engineering in the fourth year with interest in fluid dynamics and aerodynamics as well as for students in e.g. the international masters program in engineering mechanics. The course is given during period 1 and 2.

Recommended prerequisites

SG2215 Compressible flow

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Literature

Andersson, Modern Compressible Flow (Chapers 16 & 17 for topic on hypersonic applications).

Distributed material material (for other course topics).

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • 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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Examiner

Anders Dahlkild

Further information

Course web

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Offered by

SCI/Mechanics

Main field of study *

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Education cycle *

Second cycle

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Contact

Anders Dahlkild

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.