Nonstationary Flows and Shock Waves

Hardcover | February 1, 1970

byIrvine I. Glass, J. P. Sislian

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Nonstationary flows of gases (and liquids under high pressure) are of interest in many engineering problems. These include the study of shock waves arising from a very sudden release (explosion) of chemical, nuclear, electrical, or mechanical energy in a limited space, the study of thebehaviour of media through which the shock propagate, and the investigation of the nonstationary motion of a mixture of gases in energy-producing devices and engines. Nonstationary flows are also relevant to modern physics and cosmology.In this book the reader will find all the important aspects of shock-tube and shock-wave research in pure and dusty gases, as well as dissociated and ionized boundary layers, spherical and cylindrical explosion and implosion phenomena, hypervelocity launchers, and shock-wave reflections,diffractions, and refractions. It is a unique book combining analytical numerical and experimental work, covering 40 years of continuous research in the area.

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Nonstationary flows of gases (and liquids under high pressure) are of interest in many engineering problems. These include the study of shock waves arising from a very sudden release (explosion) of chemical, nuclear, electrical, or mechanical energy in a limited space, the study of thebehaviour of media through which the shock propaga...

Irvine Glass and J.P. Sislian is are both with the Institute of Aerospace Studies, University of Toronto.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:572 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.46 inPublished:February 1, 1970Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198593880

ISBN - 13:9780198593881

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Shock waves on earth and in space3. Transition fronts4. One-dimensional flows in a simple shock tube5. Shock tubes with area change6. Boundary-layer effects7. Two-dimensional studies of oblique shock-wave reflection and diffraction8. Spherical and cylindrical shock-tube analogues and flow simulation10. Dusty-gas shock tube11. Real-gas effects on shock-tube flows12. Implosion waves and applications13. Shock-tube construction and instrumentation14. Closing commentsIndex