Introduction to Compressible Fluid Flow 2ed


  • Author: Patrick H. Oosthuizen , William E. Carscallen
  • Publisher: CRC PRESS
  • ISBN-13: 9781439877913
  • Pages: 580
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Year of Pub / Reprint Year: 2015


About The Book

Introduction to Compressible Fluid Flow, Second Edition offers extensive coverage of the physical phenomena experienced in compressible flow. Updated and revised, the second edition provides a thorough explanation of the assumptions used in the analysis of compressible flows. It develops in students an understanding of what causes compressible flows to differ from incompressible flows and how they can be analyzed. This book also offers a strong foundation for more advanced and focused study.

The book begins with discussions of the analysis of isentropic flows, of normal and oblique shock waves and of expansion waves. The final chapters deal with nozzle characteristics, friction effects, heat exchange effects, a hypersonic flow, high-temperature gas effects, and low-density flows. This book applies real-world applications and gives greater attention to the supporting software and its practical application.

Includes numerical results obtained using a modern commercial CFD (computer fluid dynamics) code to illustrate the type of results that can be obtained using such a code
Replaces BASIC language programs with MATLAB® routines
Avails COMPROP2 software which readers can use to do compressible flow computation
Additional problems have been added, and non-numerical problems illustrating practical applications have been included. A solutions manual that contains complete solutions to all of the problems in this book is available. The manual incorporates the same problem-solving methodology as adopted in the worked examples in this book. It also provides summaries of the major equations developed in each chapter. An interactive computer program also accompanies this book.
Table of Contents


The Equations of Steady One-Dimensional Compressible Flow

Some Fundamental Aspects of Compressible Flow

One-Dimensional Isentropic Flow

Normal Shock Waves

Oblique Shock Waves

Expansion Waves – Prandtl-Meyer Flow

Variable Area Flows

Adiabatic Flow with Friction

Flow with Heat Transfer

Linearized Analysis of Two-Dimensional Compressible Flows

Hypersonic and High-Temperature Flows

High-Temperature Gas Effects

Low-Density Flows




Carefully develops the basic concepts of compressible flow before moving into applications
Integrates computer methods, using COMPROPS 2 software and MATLAB routines
Includes new problems, covering modern applications of compressible flow
Offers comprehensive coverage written at a suitable level for senior undergraduate and first-year graduate students
Solutions manual available upon qualifying course adoption

About The Authors

Patrick H. Oosthuizen is a professor of mechanical engineering at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He received BSc(Eng), MSc(Eng), and PhD degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and an MASc degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada. He joined Queen’s University after teaching for several years at the University of Cape Town. His research is in the areas of heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and energy systems. He has authored more than 600 technical publications in journals and conference proceedings, and has received a number of teaching and research awards.

William E. Carscallen was a principal research officer and manager of research and technology in the Gas Turbine Laboratory of the Institute for Aerospace Research, National Research Council of Canada (NRC) for many years. He has an honors diploma from the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics and received his PhD degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He is a recipient of an NRC President’s Fund Award. Dr. Carscallen taught for a number of years as a sessional lecturer at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and is the author of numerous publications in journals and conference proceedings