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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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General Aspects of Gas Flows

General Aspects of Gas Flows

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(p.195) Seven General Aspects of Gas Flows
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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/9780199552689.003.0009

This chapter reviews the Navier-Stokes equations for a gaseous system in vibrational and/or chemical non-equilibrium, and proposes various forms. The equations are written in a dimensionless form so that dimensionless numbers are defined, characterizing the relative influence of the physical processes involved in the equations. Typical particular flows are presented such as one and two-dimensional flows, isentropic, and dissipative flows. Problems related to gas-solid and gas-liquid interfaces, flow stability, entropy and global balances, dimensional analysis, and magnetohydrodynamics are also briefly discussed.

Keywords:   Navier-Stokes equations, dimensionless numbers, global balance, entropy balance, interface, dimensional analysis, magnetohydrodynamics

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