Adiabatic phase changes, fast and slow

I - Continuum Mechanics d - General theory
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 344)


Many phase changes proceed spontaneously from a metastable state, without significant heat transfert. Diverse examples are given, including vapor explosion, liquefaction shocks, compression to a state near the thermodynamic critical point, shock splitting, liquid-evaporation waves and others. The phase changes discussed are limited to liquid-vapor systems. Homogeneous and heterogeneous nucleation are briefly discussed.


Vortex Ring Wilson Line Shock Mach Number Isentropic Compression Spinodal Curve 
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  1. 1.Max-Plank-Institute fur StrömungsforschungGöttingenGermany

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