A study is made of the influence of the nonuniformity of the parameters due to the two-dimensional nature of the flow on the specific thrust of a contracting nozzle. It is shown that for continuous flow of an ideal (inviscid and nonheat-conducting) gas the specific thrust in the supercritical regimes exceeds the value determined using the one-dimensional theory for the same stagnation parameters of the gas; in the subcritical regimes the specific thrust of the contracting nozzle is equal to the value found from the one—dimensional approximation.
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Translated from Izvestiya Akademii Nauk SSSR, Mekhanika Zhidkosti i Gaza, No. 6, pp. 181–183, November–December, 1983.
I thank A. N. Kraiko, V. P. Safonov, R. K. Tagirov, and D. A. Mel'nikov for helpful discussions.
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Shcherbakov, S.A. Thrust of a contracting nozzle. Fluid Dyn 18, 992–995 (1983). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01090763
- Continuous Flow
- Dimensional Approximation
- Supercritical Regime
- Subcritical Regime
- Specific Thrust