Compressible Fluid Dynamics and Shock Waves

  • Akihiro┬áSasoh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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About this book


This book offers comprehensive coverage of compressible flow phenomena and their applications, and is intended for undergraduate/graduate students, practicing professionals, and researchers interested in the topic. Thanks to the clear explanations provided of a wide range of basic principles, the equations and formulas presented here can be understood with only a basic grasp of mathematics.

The book particularly focuses on shock waves, offering a unique approach to the derivation of shock wave relations from conservation relations in fluids together with a contact surface, slip line or surface; in addition, the thrust of a rocket engine and that of an air-breathing engine are also formulated. Furthermore, the book covers important fundamentals of various aspects of physical fluid dynamics and engineering, including one-dimensional unsteady flows, and two-dimensional flows, in which oblique shock waves and Prandtl-Meyer expansion can be observed.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Akihiro┬áSasoh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Aerospace EngineeringNagoya UniversityNagoyaJapan

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-981-15-0503-4
  • Online ISBN 978-981-15-0504-1
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