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Hypersonic Aerodynamics Index

Here is a list of all the topics available from the NASA's Guide to Hypersonics web site. These pages are intended principally for undergraduates who are studying hypersonic and high 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
Hypersonic Missions
Spacecraft Re-Entry
Hypersonic Cruise
High Supersonic

Label for Propulsion Systems
Interactive TBCC Simulator
Ramjet Propulsion
Scramjet Propulsion
Ramjet / Scramjet Thrust
Rocket Propulsion
Rocket Thrust
Gas Turbine Propulsion
Turbojet Thrust

Label for Ramjets and Scramjets
Ramjet Parts
Brayton Cycle Analysis
Inlet Performance
Combustors - Burners
Burner Thermodynamics
Nozzle Performance

Label for Rocket Enmgines
Liquid Rockets
Solid Rockets
Specific Impulse
Nozzle Design
Thrust Equations ... Interactive

Label for Aerodynamics
Navier-Stokes Equations
Euler Equations
Speed of Sound ..Interactive**
Dynamic Pressure
Similarity Parameters ..Interactive**
Similarity Parameter Calculator

Label for Viscous Flows
Boundary Layer
Viscosity ..Interactive**
Reynolds Number ..Interactive**

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

Label for Shock Waves
ShockModeler Interactive Simulator
Oblique Shocks..Interactive**
Oblique Shock Wave Simulator
Normal Shocks..Interactive**
Normal Shock Wave Calculator
Crossed Shocks..Interactive**...
Reflected Shock..Interactive**...

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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)
Conservation of Mass
Conservation of Momentum
Conservation of Energy
Mass Flow Rate

Label for Math Fundamentals
Scalars and Vectors
Comparing Two Scalars - Ratio
Comparing Two Vectors
Vector Components
Vector Addition
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 Thermpdynamics
What is Thermodynamics?
Zeroth Law - Thermal Equilibrium
First Law - Internal Energy
Second Law - Entropy
Heat Transfer
Work Done by a Gas
Entropy of a Gas
Isentropic Compression

Label for Real Gas Effects
Real Gas Effects..Interactive**
Specific Heats..Interactive**
Stagnation Temperature..Interactive**

Label for Atmospherics
AtmosModeler Interactive Simulator
Air Properties Definitions
Air Pressure
Air Temperature
Air Density
Earth Model - Imperial Units
Earth Model - Metric Units


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NASA's Guide to Hypersonics Aerodynamics
Beginner's Guide Home Page


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Editor: Tom Benson
NASA Official: Tom Benson
Last Updated: May 07 2021

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