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AE 598 MGO - Molecular Gas Dynamics

Spring 2016

Gas DynamicsMGO62469ONL4 -    Marco Panesi

Course Description

This course provides the basic knowledge of the kinetic theory of gases, chemical thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. These analytical tools will then be applied to the study of equilibrium gas properties over wide temperature ranges, the kinetics of physical and chemical reactions, and the interaction of matter with radiation. The course material is useful in studies of combustion chemistry, high temperature and rarefied gas dynamics, low temperature plasmas, hypersonics, gas diagnostics with lasers, etc.

Credit Hours

4 hours


BS degree in engineering or science from an accredited college in the United States or an approved institution of higher learning abroad; thermodynamics; graduate level fluid mechanics; compressible flows; basic knowledge of PDEs; and introductory numerical methods.

Undergraduate degree
Undergraduate degree
Undergraduate degree.

Subject Area

  • Aerospace Engineering