AerE 311L Gas Dynamics Lab Schedule, Fall 2003

 

Week of October 20

Class intro & motivational example (rocket nozzle); 30 min

Quasi-1D nozzle theory review; 30 min

Schlieren theory & application lecture with lab procedures; 30 min

Nozzle demonstration run for the entire class; 30 min

 

Week of October 27

Introduce experiment #1 and background theory to blowdown; 40 min

Schlieren setup lab, Group 1; 20 min

Schlieren setup lab, Group 2; 20 min

Schlieren setup lab, Group 3; 20 min

Schlieren setup lab, Group 4; 20 min

 

Week of November 3

Experiment #1, Group 1; 25 min

Experiment #1, Group 2; 25 min

CFD background lecture (CFD basics); 30 min

Student Flowlab experience (10 min per group); 40 min

 

Week of November 10

Experiment #1, Group 3; 25 min

Experiment #1, Group 4; 25 min

Introduce experiment #2 and review wall pressure calc. methods; 30 min

CFD lecture (advanced topics); 15 min

Student Flowlab experience (6 min per group); 25 min

 

Week of November 17

Experiment #2, Group 4; 25 min

Experiment #2, Group 3; 25 min

Student Flowlab experience (17 min per group); 70 min

1st report due

 

Week of December 1

Experiment #2, Group 2; 25 min

Experiment #2, Group 1; 25 min

Student Flowlab experience (17 min per group); 70 min

 

Week of December 8

Final exam; 1 hr

2nd report due at end of dead week (December 12)