Laws of thermodynamics, entropy, properties of gases.
One-dimensional compressible isentropic flow:
The energy equation, Bernoulli's equation, stagnation temperature and enthalpy, flow in nozzles, Mach number-area relation.
Shock and expansion waves:
Normal shock waves, normal shock relations, entropy change, oblique shocks, use of shock charts and tables, detached shocks.
Expansions and the Prandtl-Meyer relation, combinations and intersections of shocks and expansions (2-D flow only)
Lift and drag of simple aerofoils in supersonic flow, wave drag.
Characteristic properties of subsonic, transonic, supersonic and hypersonic flows.
Practical methods in the design of high-speed craft:
The area rule, differences between subsonic and supersonic wing sections, effects of sweepback, delta planforms and supercritical wing sections.