Deriving the speed of sound is a main component of any undergraduate textbook in gas dynamics and is very important to understanding more complicated concepts! Here, I will give an honest … Continue Reading Definition of the Speed of Sound

In this post I am going to derive the compressible Euler equations: (1) (2) (3)

In this post I go over the theory of oblique shocks by building on our understand of normal shockwaves! I will give a short overview of the theory and strategy … Continue Reading Oblique Shockwaves

Shock-waves are a common topic covered in undergraduate thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and gas dynamics courses. Because shock-waves are awesome, I figured I would do one of my first posts on … Continue Reading Stationary Normal Shock Waves