Calculation of UF sub 6 gas density, temperature, pressure, and Mach number changes across a normal shock in a gascentrifuge environment
Abstract
The nonlinear RankineHugoniot equations are solved to obtain changes in UF6 gas density, temperature, pressure, and Mach number across a normal shock in a gas centrifuge environment. Effects of the nonlinear temperature variation of the enthalpy and specific heats of UF6 are included to insure that realistic predictions of gas temperature and pressure are obtained. Tables of values of gas density, temperature, pressure, and Mach number describing conditions behind a normal shock are presented as functions of the upstream Mach number and the upstream gas temperature. Values of the gas stagnation temperature and stagnation pressure are also included. The tables give tabular results corresponding to centrifuge wall speeds ranging from 350 m/s to 1100 m/s.
 Publication:

NASA STI/Recon Technical Report N
 Pub Date:
 March 1983
 Bibcode:
 1983STIN...8335328G
 Keywords:

 Centrifuges;
 Gas Density;
 Gas Pressure;
 Gas Temperature;
 Normal Shock Waves;
 Uranium Fluorides;
 Enthalpy;
 Mach Number;
 Specific Heat;
 Stagnation Pressure;
 Stagnation Temperature;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer