The equations used to describe steady 1D isentropic flow are derived from conservation of mass, momentum, and energy, as well as an equation of state (typically the ideal gas law). … Continue Reading Equations for Steady 1D Isentropic Flow

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 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

Here I have written a Matlab App for calculating compressible aerodynamics using the basic gas dynamics equations. The calculations available are: Isentropic Flow (including Prandtl-Meyer flow) Normal Shocks (See article) … Continue Reading Compressible Aerodynamics Calculator – Matlab

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