Foundations of Gas Dynamics covers supersonic and subsonic flow phenomena where compressibility of the fluid cannot be ignored. It finds application in jet and rocket propulsion systems as well as handling industrial gas flow at high speeds. Students and engineers in the mechanical, aerospace, and chemical disciplines will find it useful. It begins with basic concepts such as isentropic flows, shock, and supersonic expansion waves in one dimension. These are followed by one-dimensional flows with friction and heat exchange. Two-dimensional theory with small perturbations is presented, with its applications illustrated by supersonic airfoils. Method of characteristics is used for flows with two independent variables, either with two spatial coordinates or with time variations in one dimension. In later chapters, acoustic wave propagation, supersonic flow combustion, and unsteady shock formation are treated thoroughly. The book ends with a chapter on basic hypersonic flow, with a discussion of similarity rules.Read more
- Coverage will appeal to both undergraduate and graduate level courses in gas dynamics
- Includes applied and hands-on examples throughout the text
- Topical coverage emphasizes physical understanding, but the rigor of theoretical derivations is still included
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- Date Published: April 2017
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9781107082700
- length: 428 pages
- dimensions: 260 x 185 x 22 mm
- weight: 1.1kg
Table of Contents
1. Properties and kinetic theory of gases
2. Basic equations and thermodynamics of compressible flow
3. Acoustic wave and flow regime
4. One-dimensional isentropic flow, shock, and expansion waves
5. One-dimensional flows in channels
6. One-dimensional flows with friction
7. One-dimensional flows with heat transfer
8. Equations of multidimensional frictionless flow subject to small perturbation
9. Applications of small perturbation theory
10. Method of characteristics for two independent variables
11. Unsteady flow
12. Introduction to inviseid hypersonic flows.
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