Fundamentals of gas dynamics
Abstract
A review of elementary principles is presented and aspects of control volume analysis are examined, taking into account flow dimensionality and average velocity, the transformation of a material derivative to a control volume approach, the conservation of mass, the conservation of energy, the characteristics of entropy, the pressureenergy equation, the stagnation concept, the stagnation pressureenergy equation, the consequences of constant density, and the momentum equation. An introduction to compressible flow is provided and problems of varyingarea adiabatic flow are investigated. Attention is also given to standing normal shocks, moving and oblique shocks, the characteristics of PrandtlMeyer flow, the properties of Fanno flow, aspects of Rayleigh flow, and reaction propulsion systems.
 Publication:

NASA STI/Recon Technical Report A
 Pub Date:
 October 1977
 Bibcode:
 1977STIA...7811956Z
 Keywords:

 Flow Equations;
 Gas Dynamics;
 Propulsion System Performance;
 Shock Waves;
 Textbooks;
 Thermodynamic Properties;
 Adiabatic Flow;
 Compressible Flow;
 Mollier Diagram;
 Normal Shock Waves;
 Oblique Shock Waves;
 PrandtlMeyer Expansion;
 Rayleigh Equations;
 Stagnation Flow;
 Tables (Data);
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer