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Fundamentals of Gas Dynamics, 2nd Edn

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About the Book

This book is intended for Undergraduate and First year Post graduate students in the disciplines of Mechanical and Aerospace engineering. Also, scientists and engineers working in the areas of aerospace propulsion and gas dynamics should find this book to be a valuable addition to their collection of books on the subject matter. This edition of the book incorporates changes in the development of the material, new material and figures as well as more end of chapter problems in all the chapter.

The unique feature of this edition is the addition of a chapter on the gas dynamics of the flow of steam in nozzles. In keeping with the spirit of the first edition, the worked examples and exercise problems have almost all been drawn from practical applications in propulsion and gas dynamics. These are comprehensive and are formulated to test the understanding of the subject matter and thus serve as a selfcheck for the reader.


Introduction  One Dimensional Flows – Basics  Normal Shock Waves Flow with Heat Addition- Rayleigh Flow  Flow with Friction – Fanno Flow  Quasi One Dimensional Flows  Oblique Shock Waves  Prandtl Meyer Flow  Flow of Steam through Nozzles Exercises  Suggested Reading  Index

About the Author

Dr. V. Babu is currently a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at IIT Madras. He received his B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from REC Trichy in 1985 and Ph. D from the Ohio State University in 1991. He worked as a Post-Doctoral researcher at the Ohio State University from 1991 to 1995. He was a Technical Specialist at the Ford Scientific Research Lab, Dearborn, Michigan from 1995 to 1998. He joined IIT Madras at the end of 1998. He received the Henry Ford Technology Award in 1998 for the development and deployment of a virtual wind tunnel. He has four U.S. patents to his credit. He has published technical papers on simulations of fluid flows including plasmas and non-equilibrium flows, computational aerodynamics and aeroacoustics, scientific computing and ramjet, scramjet engines. His primary research specialization is CFD and he is currently involved in the simulation of high speed reacting flows, prediction of jet noise, simulation of fluid flows using the lattice Boltzmann method and high performance computing.

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