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High Speed Flow

Part of Cambridge Texts in Applied Mathematics

  • Date Published: June 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521666473


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  • High-Speed Flow is a textbook suitable for undergraduates, postgraduates, and research-workers in fluid dynamics. It covers such topics as subsonic and supersonic flight, shock waves, high-speed aerofoils, and temperature changes. Starting from first principles, the book gives complete and elementary derivations of all results, and takes the reader to research level in the subject. The book contains many exercises and an extensive bibliography, providing access to the entire literature of the subject from 1860 to the present day, and including over two hundred items published since 1990. It contains the most extensive set of formulae on thermodynamics and oblique shock waves ever assembled.

    • Detailed treatment of oblique shock waves, including the most comprehensive set of formulae on oblique shock waves ever assembled
    • A classified listing of all the papers, over two hundred in number, published on high speed flow in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics in the period 1990–1998
    • Numerous exercises, suitable for the student or for the lecturer in setting problem-sheets or examinations
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    '… is a competent and concise treatment of the most important elements and concepts of high-speed flows. High Speed Flow is certainly a fine book for a mature researcher in fluid mechanics who quickly wishes to grasp, in a theoretical setting, the key concepts of high-speed flows.' T. F. Balsa, Applied Mechanics Review

    '… can be recommended as a useful tool for a scientific study of high speed flows.' W. Wuest, Zentralblatt MATH

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2000
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521666473
    • length: 272 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 153 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.4kg
    • contains: 96 b/w illus. 8 tables 56 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Preliminaries
    2. Governing equations
    3. Thermodynamics
    4. Smooth flow of an ideal fluid
    5. Characteristic surfaces and rays
    6. Shocks
    7. Steady one-dimensional flow
    Prandtl–Meyer expansion
    9. Aerofoils
    10. Characteristics for steady two-dimensional flow
    11. Shock reflections and intersections
    12. The hodograph method
    13. Guide to high speed flow.

  • Author

    C. J. Chapman, Keele University

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