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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    Course Overview

    Fundamentals of Hypersonic Aerodynamics


    This is a course on the fundamental principles of hypersonic aerodynamics. It is a self-contained course for those students and professionals interested in learning the basic physical aspects of hypersonics. It assumes no prior familiarity with the subject. If you have never worked extensively in the area, or never studied hypersonics, this course is for you. It is 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 on the subject. The course is organized around the classic textbook by the instructor: HYPERSONIC AND HIGH TEMPERATURE GAS DYNAMICS, originally published by McGraw-Hill and reprinted by the AIAA. Each student will receive this textbook as part of the course material.

    Key Topics:

    • Inviscid Hypersonic Flow
    • Viscous Hypersonic Flow
    • High-Temperature Gas Dynamics

    Who Should Attend:

    This course is for those interested in learning or reviewing the hypersonic aerodynamics. If you have never worked in or studied hypersonics, then this course is for you. For students with some experience, this is an opportunity to refresh your background, revisit the fundamentals, and obtain new insight.

    Course Information:

    Type of Course: Instructor-Led Short Course
    Course Level: Fundamentals

    Course scheduling available in the following formats:

    • Course at Conference
    • On-site Course
    • Stand-alone/Public Course

    Course Length: 2 days
    AIAA CEU's available: yes