Gas Dynamics (ME441) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Gas Dynamics ME441 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
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Course Objectives
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • 1. Students are expected to understand basic laws and principles relevant to the subject and to be able to apply them to a variety of compressible flow. 2. To introduce basic properties of compressible flows, fundamental laws and principles those are important in the analysis of the compressible flows. 3. To render thoroughly capable of applying these laws and principles for the analysis of compressible flows. 4. To help the development of the engineering skills of the students.
Course Content Dynamics and thermodynamics of compressible fluid flow. One-dimensional isentropic flow, nozzles, diffusers, normal and oblique shocks. Flow with friction and heating. Two-dimensional Prandtl-Meyer flow and method of characteristics. Computer solutions to general gas dynamic flow.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Fundamental Concepts and Laws
2 Fundamental Concepts and Laws
3 Basic Properties of Steady One Dimensional Compressible Flows
4 Basic Properties of Steady One Dimensional Compressible Flows
5 Adiabatıc Flow in Variable Area Cross Sections
6 Adiabatıc Flow in Variable Area Cross Sections
7 Stationary Normal Shock Waves
8 Stationary Normal Shock Waves
9 Moving Normal Shock Waves
10 Oblique Shock Waves
11 Steady One Dımensional Frictional Flows
12 Nonadiabatic Flows
13 Nonadiabatic Flows
14 Jet Systems


Course Book 1. Compressible Fluid Flow, P. H. Oosthuizen and W. E. Carscallen McGraw-Hill, 1997.
2. Compressible Fluid Dynamics with PC Applications, B. K. Hodge

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 5 10
Presentation - -
Project 1 20
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 9 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
2 An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyse and interpret data.
3 An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
4 An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
5 An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
6 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
7 An ability to communicate effectively.
8 The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
9 Mühendislik çözümlerinin küresel ve toplumsal boyutlarda etkisini anlamak için gereken kapsamlı eğitim.
10 A knowledge of contemporary issues.
11 An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
12 Skills in project management and recognition of international standards and methodologies.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 14 3 42
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 2 28
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 1 20 20
Homework Assignments 5 2 10
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 15 30
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 150