Hypersonic Aerodynamics Index
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|NASA Glenn Research Center|
|Primers, some with animations or Java applets, on hypersonic and high supersonic flows -- when air molecules break apart, producing an electrically charged plasma around aircraft. Large variations in air density and pressure occur because of shock waves, and expansions. Learn about speed regimes; propulsion systems; ramjets and scramjets; rocket engines; aerodynamics; viscous flow; compressible flow; shock waves; real gas effects; and more.|
|Resource Types:||Calculators, Simulations, Tutorials, Web Interactive/Java|
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