Infinitely strong shock

Narasimha, R and Das, P (1986) Infinitely strong shock. In: 15th International Symposium on Rarefield Gas Dynamics, 16-20 Jun 1986, Grado, Italy.

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A scheme for obtaining an exact solution of the Boltzmann 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: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Boltshann distribution;Hypersonic flow;Infinity;Mach number;Shock fronts;Shock waves;Differential equations;Gas dynamics;Mean free path;Nonlinear equations;Rare gases
Subjects: ENGINEERING > Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics
AERONAUTICS > Aerodynamics
Depositing User: M/S ICAST NAL
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 24 May 2010 04:25

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