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AE 512 - Molecular Gas Dynamics

Last offered Fall 2022

Official Description

The course focuses on the molecular description of physical and chemical processes in gases. The molecular viewpoint is essential to promote the understanding of physical processes occurring at very high temperatures and low pressures. These conditions are typically encountered in high speed and non-equilibrium gas flows. After a brief review of the fundamental concepts of statistical mechanics and chemical thermodynamics, the course focuses on the fundamentals of kinetic theory of gases, equilibrium chemistry, non-equilibrium kinetics and non-thermal radiation. Course Information: 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. Prerequisite: AE 311, AE 312, ME 200.

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Subject Area

  • Aerospace Engineering

Course Description

The course focuses on the molecular description of physical and chemical processes in gases. The molecular viewpoint is essential to promote the understanding of physical processes occurring at very high temperatures and low pressures. These conditions are typically encountered in high speed and non-equilibrium gas flows. After a brief review of the fundamental concepts of statistical mechanics and chemical thermodynamics, the course focuses on the fundamentals of kinetic theory of gases, equilibrium chemistry, non-equilibrium kinetics and non-thermal radiation.

Credit Hours

4 hours

Prerequisites

BS degree in engineering or science from an accredited college in the United States or an approved institution of higher learning abroad and AE 311, AE 312, ME 300.

TitleSectionCRNTypeHoursTimesDaysLocationInstructor
Molecular Gas DynamicsA69770LCD41300 - 1450 M W    Marco Panesi
Molecular Gas DynamicsONL69771ONL4 -    Marco Panesi