Hypersonics – from Shock Waves to Scramjets - University of Queensland

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3.8
4 reviews
  • Phenomenal course. I completely recommend it. You will never lament to begin it.
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  • I am a first year Mechanical Engineering understudy and I discovered this course incredibly informative and detailed. As far as how complex fly motors are disentangled with the fundamental point of giving learners the chance to grasp the instruments and methods utilized as a part of the advancement of Scramjet motor. The course is intended for understudies from any foundation with fundamental information of physical sciences to have the capacity to comprehend the intricacy of such motors in a streamlined yet nitty gritty way. Thumbs up to every one of the teachers at the University of Queensland. Wanting to see more courses this way.
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  • The course is exceptionally careful in the way it presents the ideas of hypersonic flight and scramjet vehicles well ordered, expanding upon every area so as to accomplish its goal: the venture (streamlined, obviously) of a scramjet motor in every one of its segments. This permits the understudy to get a handle on the conduct of the stream fields at every part of a scramjet and see the master plan of the whole motor. The course was unquestionably nicely organized. I surely prescribe this course to anybody in the field and furthermore to any individual who is keen on hypersonics, yet without related knowledge.
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Understand flight at speeds greater than Mach 5 and discover how to analyse the performance of a scramjet.

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About this course

This is an open course and anyone can choose to participate and learn about hypersonics. If, however, you want to delve into the field deeply, it is recommended that you have a good understanding of introductory concepts in Calculus, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics. These will enable you to fully participate in the course, particularly the assessment tasks. The following online courses could be useful for you to access before you start to get yourself up to speed: Differential Equations (MIT Opencourse): Unit 1: Basic DE’s, Linear ODE’s, Integrating Factors Calculus...

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3.8
fantastic
  • Phenomenal course. I completely recommend it. You will never lament to begin it.
    |
  • I am a first year Mechanical Engineering understudy and I discovered this course incredibly informative and detailed. As far as how complex fly motors are disentangled with the fundamental point of giving learners the chance to grasp the instruments and methods utilized as a part of the advancement of Scramjet motor. The course is intended for understudies from any foundation with fundamental information of physical sciences to have the capacity to comprehend the intricacy of such motors in a streamlined yet nitty gritty way. Thumbs up to every one of the teachers at the University of Queensland. Wanting to see more courses this way.
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  • The course is exceptionally careful in the way it presents the ideas of hypersonic flight and scramjet vehicles well ordered, expanding upon every area so as to accomplish its goal: the venture (streamlined, obviously) of a scramjet motor in every one of its segments. This permits the understudy to get a handle on the conduct of the stream fields at every part of a scramjet and see the master plan of the whole motor. The course was unquestionably nicely organized. I surely prescribe this course to anybody in the field and furthermore to any individual who is keen on hypersonics, yet without related knowledge.
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4.3
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Ex-student

4.0
30/10/2016
What I would highlight: Phenomenal course. I completely recommend it. You will never lament to begin it.
What could be improved: Nothing.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

student

3.5
15/08/2016
What I would highlight: I am a first year Mechanical Engineering understudy and I discovered this course incredibly informative and detailed. As far as how complex fly motors are disentangled with the fundamental point of giving learners the chance to grasp the instruments and methods utilized as a part of the advancement of Scramjet motor. The course is intended for understudies from any foundation with fundamental information of physical sciences to have the capacity to comprehend the intricacy of such motors in a streamlined yet nitty gritty way. Thumbs up to every one of the teachers at the University of Queensland. Wanting to see more courses this way.
What could be improved: Nothing bad.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Augusto Fontan Moura

4.0
13/08/2016
What I would highlight: The course is exceptionally careful in the way it presents the ideas of hypersonic flight and scramjet vehicles well ordered, expanding upon every area so as to accomplish its goal: the venture (streamlined, obviously) of a scramjet motor in every one of its segments. This permits the understudy to get a handle on the conduct of the stream fields at every part of a scramjet and see the master plan of the whole motor. The course was unquestionably nicely organized. I surely prescribe this course to anybody in the field and furthermore to any individual who is keen on hypersonics, yet without related knowledge.
What could be improved: N/A.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Ex-student

3.5
13/05/2016
What I would highlight: Incredible course. I adored it.
What could be improved: No negative aspects.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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Subjects

  • Hypersonics
  • Engineering
  • Aerospace
  • Aerospace propulsion
  • Flows

Course programme

A flow is called hypersonic if the Mach number is greater than 5. This means that the flow speed is more than five times the speed of sound. In air at room temperature, the speed of sound is around 340 m/s, so a Mach 5 flow would have a flow speed of 1.7 km/s or just over 6,000 km/h. When a rocket launches a satellite into earth orbit, when a probe enters the atmosphere of another planet or when an aircraft is propelled by a supersonic combustion ramjet engine (a scramjet), hypersonic flows are encountered. Hypersonics – from Shock Waves to Scramjets introduces the basic concepts associated with flight at speeds greater than Mach 5 and takes students to the stage where they can analyse the performance of a scramjet engine that might be used in a future access-to-space system.

What you'll learn
  • When compressible flow occurs, how it behaves and when a flow becomes hypersonic
  • How to model 1D compressible flows
  • The nature of shock waves
  • The effects on a flow when the flow is hypersonic
  • How scramjet propulsion fits within context of aerospace propulsion
  • How to model the performance of a simple 2D scramjet engine

Additional information

David J. Mee David Mee is the Head of the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering at The University of Queensland. David has conducted research into hypersonics aerodynamics and has taught courses on fluid mechanics and aerospace propulsion for more than 20 years. In the 1990s he was a member of the UQ team that demonstrated for the first time that a scramjet engine could produce more thrust than drag. 

Hypersonics – from Shock Waves to Scramjets - University of Queensland

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