Prof. Macdonald's research deals with modeling and simulation of hypersonic flows. In particular, she focuses on topics related to high-temperature gas phase chemistry and turbulence modeling using large eddy simulation.
ASEN 3111 - Aerodynamics
Fall 2021 / Fall 2022
Develops the fundamental concepts of aerodynamics and provides a working knowledge for their application to the design of aircraft and launch vehicles operating at various speeds and altitudes, as well as the atmospheric forces on satellites.
ASEN 5151 - High Speed Aerodynamics
Spring 2021 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2023
Provides aerodynamic theory applicable to the high speed flight of subsonic, transonic, and supersonic aircraft, and hypersonic vehicles. Topics include linear theory of subsonic and supersonic speeds, the nonlinear theories of transonic and hypersonic speeds, and compressible boundary layers.