The infinitely strong shock

Narasimha, R and Das, P (1986) The infinitely strong shock. Technical Report. National Aeronautical Laboratory, Bangalore, India.

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A scheme for obtaining an exact solution of the Boltzmann13; equation for an infinitely strong shock has been formulated, in terms of inner and outer limits in velocity space as Mach number tends to infinity. Using a complete expansion for the outer solution, an infinite set of ordinary nonlinear differential equations is obtained. A solution of the first seven equations of this set yields a shock thickness of 6.7 hot-side mean free paths, nearly 20 per cent higher than the value quoted by Sakurai for a hard sphere gas.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Additional Information: Paper presented at the fifteenth International Symposium on13; Rarefied Gas Dynamics, Grado, Italy, 16-20 June 1986.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Shock waves;Shock structure;Infinite mach number;Hypersonic13; flow;Rarefied gas dynamics
Subjects: ENGINEERING > Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics
AERONAUTICS > Aerodynamics
Depositing User: Mr. Ravikumar R
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2006
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2015 08:42

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