Hypersonic and High-Temperature Gas Dynamics, Second Edition

  • 15h 29m
  • John D. Anderson, Jr.
  • AIAA
  • 2006

This book is the second edition of a successful, self-contained text for those students and readers interested in learning hypersonic flow and high-temperature gas dynamics. Like the first edition, it assumes no prior familiarity with either subject on the part of the reader. If you have never studied hypersonic and/or high-temperature gas dynamics before, and if you have never worked extensively in the area, then this book is for you. On the other hand, if you have worked and/or are working in these areas, and you want a cohesive presentation of the fundamentals, a development of important theory and techniques, a discussion of the salient results with emphasis on the physical aspects, and a presentation of modern thinking in these areas, then this book is also for you. In other words, this book is designed for two roles: 1) as an effective classroom text that can be used with ease by the instructor, and understood with ease by the student; and 2) as a viable, professional working tool for engineers, scientists, and managers who have any contact in their jobs with hypersonic and/or high-temperature flow. Because of its success, most of the first edition has been carried over to the second edition with the addition of much new material.

This second edition has updated figures and data to complement the presentation and discussion of the fundamentals. New to this edition are some educational tools that the author has found successful in previous books, namely the inclusion of: (1) previews of each chapter written in plain language to inform the reader why it is important to read and understand the material in the chapter, to highlight the important aspects , and to whip up the reader’s passion to consume the chapter; (2) design examples scattered throughout the book to illustrate the application of the fundamentals to the design of hypersonic vehicles and ground test facilities; and (3) roadmaps at the beginning of each chapter to guide the reader comfortably through the material. New subjects discussed in the second edition include shock-shock interactions, hypersonic waveriders, and aspects of hypersonic propulsion devices, always in light of the fundamentals emphasized in the main part of the book.

Finally, this book is for you – the reader – to take you through an enjoyable tour of the world of Hypersonic and High-Temperature Gas Dynamics.

About the Author

Dr. John Anderson, Jr. received his Ph.D. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering in 1966 from the Ohio State University. Dr. Anderson served as professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Maryland where he became the Glenn L. Martin Distinguished Professor for Education in Aerospace Engineering. He is an Honorary Fellow of AIAA and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. Among his numerous accomplishments, he was awarded the AIAA Pendray Aerospace Literature Award "for writing textbooks in aerospace engineering which have received worldwide acclaim." In 1999 he retired from the University of Maryland and was appointed Professor Emeritus. He is currently the Curator for Aerodynamics at the National Air and Space Museum.

In this Book

  • Some Preliminary Thoughts
  • Hypersonic Shock and Expansion-Wave Relations
  • Local Surface Inclination Methods
  • Hypersonic Inviscid Flowfields—Approximate Methods
  • Hypersonic Inviscid Flowfields—Exact Methods
  • Viscous Flow—Basic Aspects, Boundary Layer Results, and Aerodynamic Heating
  • Hypersonic Viscous Interactions
  • Computational-Fluid-Dynamic Solutions of Hypersonic Viscous Flows
  • High-Temperature Gas Dynamics—Some Introductory Considerations
  • Some Aspects of the Thermodynamics of Chemically Reacting Gases (Classical Physical Chemistry)
  • Elements of Statistical Thermodynamics
  • Elements of Kinetic Theory
  • Chemical and Vibrational Nonequilibrium
  • Inviscid High-Temperature Equilibrium Flows
  • Inviscid High-Temperature Nonequilibrium Flows
  • Kinetic Theory Revisited—Transport Properties in High-Temperature Gases
  • Viscous High-Temperature Flows
  • Introduction to Radiative Gas Dynamics
  • Postface
  • References