Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School School of Engineering
Lecture Code K5137010 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 圧縮性流体力学
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Compressible Fluid Dynamics
Instructor ENDO TAKUMA
エンドウ タクマ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Mon9-10:ENG 115, (1T) Weds9-10:ENG 102
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
If face-to-face lectures are impossible by some reasons, the lectures will be given online (on-demand). 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 09 : Mechanical Engineering
Eligible Students
Keywords Compressible fluid, Isentropic flow, Shock wave, Simple wave 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Program of Energy Transform Engineering
(Abilities and Skills)
・Acquring basis of mechanical system engineering steadily and developing the applied skill. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
To understand fundamentals of compressible fluid mechanics 
Class Schedule lesson1: Properties of compressible fluids
lesson2: Fundamentals of compressible fluid mechanics (sound wave, Bernoulli's theorem)
lesson3: Fundamentals of compressible fluid mechanics (Mach number, subsonic and supersonic flows)
lesson4: Governing equations of one-dimensional flow (conservation laws of quasi-one-dimensional flow)
lesson5: Governing equations of one-dimensional flow (isentropic flow, stagnation point)
lesson6: One-dimensional isentropic flow (governing equations, relational expressions)
lesson7: One-dimensional isentropic flow (converging nozzle, choke)
lesson8: One-dimensional isentropic flow (Laval nozzle)
lesson9: Midterm examination
lesson10: Normal shock wave (governing equations, Rankine-Hugoniot relations, entropy increase)
lesson11: Normal shock wave (shock adiabatic, relational expressions)
lesson12: Normal shock wave (Laval nozzle, propagating shock wave)
lesson13: One-dimensional wave (wave equation, infinitesimal wave, finite-amplitude isentropic wave)
lesson14: One-dimensional wave (compression and expansion waves, characteristics)
lesson15: One-dimensional wave (expansion wave, shock tube)

midterm examination and term-end examination 
K. Matsuo, Compressible Fluid Dynamics, Ohmsha, ISBN 978-4-274-06969-7 (in Japanese) 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) PC projector 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
lesson 1: Ch. 1
lessons 2-3: Ch. 2
lessons 4-5: Ch. 3
lessons 6-8: Ch. 4
lessons 10-12: Ch. 5
lessons 13-15: Ch. 9 
Grading Method midterm examination (weight: 50%) and term-end examination (weight: 50%)
60% or more in total is required. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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