Anderson's book provides the most accessible approach to compressible flow for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering students. In keeping with previous versions, the 3rd edition uses numerous historical vignettes that show the evolution of the field. New pedagogical features -"Roadmaps" showing the development of a given topic, and "Design Boxes" giving examples of design decisions - will make the 3rd edition even more student-friendly than before. The 3rd edition strikes a careful balance between classical methods of determining compressible flow, and modern numerical and computer techniques (such as CFD) now used in industry & research. A new Book Website will contain all problem solutions for instructors, and extended information on CFD.
1 Compressible Flow - Some History and Introductory Thoughts 2 Integral Forms of the Conservation Equations for Inviscid Flows 3 One-Dimensional Flow 4 Oblique Shock and Expansion Waves 5 Quasi-One-Dimensional Flow 6 Differential Conservation Equations for Inviscid Flows 7 Unsteady Wave Motion 8 General Conservation Equations Revisited: Velocity Potential Equation 9 Linearized Flow 10 Conical Flow 11 Numerical Techniques for Steady Supersonic Flow 12 The Time-Marching Technique: With Application to Supersonic Blunt Bodies and Nozzles 13 Three-Dimensional Flow 14 Transonic Flow 15 Hypersonic Flow 16 Properties of High-Temperature Gases 17 High-Temperature Flows: Basic Examples Appendix A Appendix B An Illustration and Exercise of Computational Fluid Dynamics