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Fundamentals of Gas Dynamics, 2nd Edition

Fundamentals of Gas Dynamics, 2nd Edition

Robert D. Zucker, Oscar Biblarz

ISBN: 978-0-471-27544-2

Oct 2002

512 pages



Provides all necessary equations, tables, and charts as well as self tests.
  • Included chapters cover reaction propulsion systems and real gas effects.
  • Written and organized in a manner that makes it accessible for self learning.

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To the Student.

Review of Elementary Principles.

Control Volume Analysis-Part I.

Control Volume Analysis-Part II.

Introduction to Compressible Flow.

Varying-Area Adiabatic Flow.

Standing Normal Shocks.

Moving and Oblique Shocks.

Prandtl-Meyer Flow.

Fanno Flow.

Rayleigh Flow.

Real Gas Effects.

Propulsion Systems.


Selected References.

Answers to Problems.

  • Updated information on propulsion applications and new engine photographs
  • Updated material and appendixes on conical shocks
  • New to this Second Edition is a chapter covering real gas behavior. The information in this chapter provides a valuable bridge between the conventional types of lower-temperature applications and propulsion applications, both covered elsewhere in this book. Included in this new chapter on real gas behavior is a simplified technique for solving problems where the ratio of the heat capacities varies appreciably, as well as discussions and examples comparing this technique to more exact methods.
  • Key parameter variations plotted as a function of Mach number
  • Appendixes containing information to treat air as a real gas
  • Enhanced gas property tabular entries that are given in both English Engineering and SI units
  • Alternatives to using tabular information in calculations