Unit I

Governing equations for inviscid-compressible flows. Static and stagnation properties. Speed of sound and Mach number.

Unit II

Isentropic flow through variable area passage ducts. Choking of flow.

Unit III

Normal and oblique shocks. Prandtl-Meyer flows.

Unit IV

Fanno flow. Rayleigh flow.

Unit V

Fundamentals of jet propulsion. Propulsion cycle. Power and efficiency calculations. Turbojet, tur­bofan, and turboprop engines. Fundamentals of rocket propulsion.


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3. Zucker, R.D. and Biblarz, 0., Fundamentals of Gas Dynamics, 2nd ed., John Wiley, 2002.