E-mail address: Koenig@Ae.Msstate.Edu
Keith Koenig received his Ph.D. in Aeronautics from California Institute of Technology in 1978 and joined the Aerospace Engineering faculty at Mississippi State University in the same year. Since joining the faculty at MSU, he has taught classes on both the undergraduate and graduate level. In addition to teaching, Koenig has conducted research in the areas of Fluid Mechanics, Aerodynamics, Structural Dynamics, and Propulsion. His dedication as a professor, author, and researcher was rewarded in 1989 when he received the Hearin-Hess Distinguished Professor award. Koenig was again commended for his dedication to the students at MSU in 1994 when he was honored with the Outstanding Engineering Educator Award.
Collaborators: B. Keith Hodge
This compressible flow textbook differs from other compressible flow textbooks in at least three significant ways: (1)the order of presentation of some compressible flow topics, (2) the extensive use of generalized flow concepts for one-dimensional flows, and (3) the integration of software elements into the narrative and problem solutions. We have used the approach developed in this textbook in both aerospace and mechanical engineering compressible flow courses and have been quite pleased with the results. All of the topics usually presented in an introductory compressible flow textbook are contained in this book, albeit in different order and perhaps in a different manner. In the order of topical appearance this book is divided into the following five parts: Part I Fundamental Principles, Part II Waves in Compressible Flow, Part III One-Dimensional Generalized and Simple Flows, Part IV Multi-Dimensional Flows, and Part V High Temperature Gas Dynamics.