Explore Hypersonic Aerodynamics — a highly sought after capability in the aerospace and defense arena.

Understand the many aspects of Hypersonics and how it differs from flights at lower speeds. Learn about aerodynamics under extreme conditions of pressure and temperature. Understand how to estimate lift and drag, thermodynamic properties, and heating of hypersonic vehicles.  Examine what conditions arise in missile and lifting body designs in hypersonic flight.


Hypersonic Aerodynamics
21 Hours | $995


What You Will Learn:

  • Shock relations from the perspective of an infinite Mach number limit
  • Local surface inclination methods
  • Approximate and exact methods for hypersonic inviscid flows
  • Transport in hypersonic flows, including approximate methods for estimating skin friction and heat transfer rates
  • Design of waveriders
  • Advanced topics in hypersonic flow effects including shock-shock and shock-boundary layer interactions
  • Self-similar flows, including the Noh problem and Sedov Blast wave problem
  • Trajectory analysis
  • Hypersonic similarity rules
  • Newtonian theory
  • Optimum Shapes
  • Hypersonic boundary layer
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Dr. Jason Cassibry obtained a B.S. in aerospace engineering from the University of Missouri in Rolla, his M.S. in aerospace engineering from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, and his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) while performing research at NASA MSFC. His research involved numerical modeling of magnetized target fusion for propulsion. From 2003-2004, he served as a research engineer in the Propulsion Research Center (PRC) at UAH and after receiving his Ph.D. became an assistant research professor.

Special Guest Lecturer:
Dr. Phil Ligrani, Eminent Scholar in Propulsion and Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UAH, will present the topics of skin friction, heat transfer and turbulence. Dr. Ligrani earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. His research includes heat transfer, fluid mechanics, gas turbine heat transfer, and compressible flows at transonic and supersonic mach numbers.