A jet engine powering an intercontinental flight, a rocket engine putting a satellite in orbit and a gas pipeline transporting gas over several thousand kilometers might look like starkly different engineering applications, but they have one thing in common: They all rely on flows of compressible fluids surrounded by walls, or internal compressible flows.
Engineers who design these applications must ensure that the losses due to compressible waves and friction are minimal. So how do they do it? Let’s find out!
Here are the accompanying handout slides for this lesson.