Basics of Aerothermodynamics

Second, Revised Edition

  • Ernst Heinrich Hirschel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  12. Back Matter
    Pages 413-443

About this book


This successful book gives an introduction to the basics of aerothermodynamics, as applied in particular to winged re-entry vehicles and airbreathing hypersonic cruise and acceleration vehicles. The book gives a review of the issues of transport of momentum, energy and mass, real-gas effects as well as inviscid and viscous flow phenomena. In this second, revised edition the chapters with the classical topics of aerothermodynamics more or less were left untouched. The access to some single topics of practical interest was improved. Auxiliary chapters were put into an appendix. The recent successful flights of the X-43A and the X-51A indicate that the dawn of sustained airbreathing hypersonic flight now has arrived. This proves that the original approach of the book to put emphasis on viscous effects and the aerothermodynamics of radiation-cooled vehicle surfaces was timely. This second, revised edition even more accentuates these topics. A new, additional chapter treats examples of viscous thermal surface effects. Partly only very recently obtained experimental and numerical results show the complexity of such phenomena (dependence of boundary-layer stability, skin friction, boundary-layer thicknesses, and  separation on the thermal state of the surface) and their importance for airbreathing hypersonic flight vehicles, but also for any other kind of hypersonic vehicle.


Aerodynamics Aerothermodynamics Basics Dynamics Environment High Speed Viscous-Flow Hypersonic Flight Modeling Simulation Thermodynamics Transport Turbulence

Authors and affiliations

  • Ernst Heinrich Hirschel
    • 1
  1. 1.ZornedingGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-14372-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-14373-6
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