AE4506 Rarefied Gas Dynamics

Topics include advanced thermodynamics with molecular structure, kinetic theory, distribution functions, Boltzmann equation and transport phenomena from a kinetic theory point of view. Types of flow range from free-molecule to transition, to high temperature continuum. Numerical approaches are discussed. Applications to space problems and hypersonics are treated.


ME3201 or equivalent.

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  • As Required