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Introduction to Reactive Gas Dynamics$
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Raymond Brun

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199552689

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552689.001.0001

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Elements of Gas Dynamics

Elements of Gas Dynamics

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(p.224) Eight Elements of Gas Dynamics
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Introduction to Reactive Gas Dynamics
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Raymond Brun

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552689.003.0010

This chapter presents the general features of traditional gas dynamics, deduced from the ideal gas model assuming no reaction and constant specific heats. Examples are given including one-dimensional isentropic flows, shock waves, and boundary layers. In the framework of these examples, various flow configurations are considered such as expanding flows in nozzles, kinematics of shock waves, and boundary layers with and without pressure gradient, and turbulent flows. Calculation methods of flow quantities are presented, such as the method of characteristics for isentropic flows, Rankine-Hugoniot relations for shock waves, and Lees-Levy-Dorodnitsin (LLD) transformation for boundary layers.

Keywords:   ideal gas model, shock wave, boundary layer, nozzle flow, turbulent flow, Rankine-Hugoniot, LLD transformation, method of characteristics

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