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Compressible Aerodynamics Index

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Here is a list of all the topics available from the Beginner's Guide to Compressible Aerodynamics site. These pages are intended principally for undergraduates who are studying transonic and supersonic flows. Clicking on the title will deliver a page with a slide and a scientific explanation of the contents. Click on the word "Animated" for the animated version of selected pages. If the number and variety of pages seems too intimidating, consider taking one of our Guided Tours through the web site.

* Animation files can be large (average 350K bytes)
** Java Applet

Label for Speed Regimes
SupersonicFlowSim...Interactive**
Mach Number ..Interactive**
Subsonic
Transonic
Supersonic
High Supersonic
Hypersonic
Re-Entry
Mach Calculator

Label for Isentropic Flows
Role of the Mach Number
Isentropic Flow...Interactive**
Prandtl-Meyer Angle...Interactive**
Mach Angle...Interactive** ..
Compressible Mass Flow Rate...Interactive** ..
Compressible Area Ratio..Interactive**
Corrected Airflow per Unit Area..Interactive**
Isentropic Compression
Centered Expansion Fan..Interactive**...
Isentropic Flow Calculator

Label for Shock Waves
Supersonic Wedge Flow..Interactive**
Supersonic Cone Flow..Interactive**
Oblique Shocks..Interactive**
Normal Shocks..Interactive**
Detached Shock..Interactive**
Crossed Shocks..Interactive**...
Reflected Shock..Interactive**...
Single Shock Wave Simulator
Multiple Shock Simulator
Normal Shock Wave Calculator

Label for Aerodynamics
Conservation of Mass
Conservation of Momentum
Conservation of Energy
Euler Equations
Bernoulli's Equation
Navier-Stokes Equations
Dynamic Pressure
Similarity Parameters
Reynolds Number..Interactive**
Boundary Layer
Speed of Sound ..Interactive**
Doppler Effect
Supersonic Inlet
Supersonic Nozzle
Converging/Diverging (CD) Nozzle
MOC Nozzle Simulator
Sound Wave Simulator

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Label for Science Fundamentals
Three Phases of Matter
Newton's Laws of Motion
Newton's First Law - Inertia
Newton's Second Law (F=ma)
Newton's Third Law (Action - Re-action)

Label for Math Fundamentals
Functions
Rectangular and Polar Coordinates
Area
Volume
Displacement, Velocity, Acceleration
Angular Displacement, Velocity, Acceleration
Scalars and Vectors
Comparing Two Scalars - Ratio
Comparing Two Vectors
Vector Components
Vector Addition
Trigonometry
Sine-Cosine-Tangent
Ratios in Triangles
Pythagorean Theorem..Interactive**

Label for Static Gases
Animated Gas Lab...Animated
Gas Properties Definitions
Equation of State (Ideal Gas)
Specific Heats - cp and cv
Boyle's Law...Animated
Charles and Gay-Lussac's Law...Animated
Specific Volume
Kinetic Theory of Gases

Label for Atmospherics
Interactive Atmospheric Model
The Atmosphere
Air Properties Definitions
Air Pressure
Air Temperature
Air Density
Earth Model - Imperial Units
Earth Model - Metric Units
Mars Model - Imperial Units
Mars Model - Metric Units
Lightning Strike

Label for Thermodynamics
What is Thermodynamics?
Zeroth Law - Thermal Equilibrium
First Law - Internal Energy
Second Law - Entropy
Heat Transfer
Work
Work Done by a Gas
Enthalpy
Entropy of a Gas


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Beginner's Guide Home Page
Beginner's Guide to Compressible Aerodynamics
Beginner's Guide to Wind Tunnels
Free Software
Undergraduate Software

 

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Editor: Tom Benson
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Last Updated: Jul 16 2014

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