MEK4310 – Compressible Flow and Shock Waves
Sound waves, discontinuities, shock waves, subsonic, transsonic and supersonic flow, flow in pipes at large velocities, one-dimensional flow, hydraulic jump analogy, stationary shock waves, normal and skew shock, Prandtl-Meyer expansion.
To provide an introduction to compressible flow and can be used for a master study in fluid mechanics or branches of physics or astrophysics.
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Recommended previous knowledge
MEK3230 – Fluid Mechanics/MEK4230 – Fluid Mechanics (discontinued), MEK3220 – Continuum Mechanics (discontinued)/MEK4220 – Continuum Mechanics (discontinued) and knowledge about elementary thermodynamics. It can be useful to have taken MEK4300 – Viscous Flow and Turbulence, MAT-INF1310 – Ordinary differential equations (discontinued) and INF-MAT3360 – Partial differential equations (discontinued).
9 credits with ME304.
*The information about overlaps is not complete. Contact the department for more information if necessary.
3 hours of lectures per week.
Depeding on the number of students, the exam will be either oral or written.
What form the exam will take will be announced by the teaching staff within October 15th for the autumn semester and March 15th for the spring semester.
Examination support material
Permitted aids at the exam: Rottmann's formula list + approved calculator.
Information about approved calculators (Norwegian only)
Language of examination
Subjects taught in English will only offer the exam paper in English.
You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
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