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New methods of solving the equations for the flow of a compressible fluid

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Clauser, Francis H. (1937) New methods of solving the equations for the flow of a compressible fluid. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-11122003-175229

Abstract

NOTE: Text or symbols not renderable in plain ASCII are indicated by [...]. Abstract is included in .pdf document. The usual equations for the flow of a compressible fluid are non-linear in character and difficult to solve. It has been found that if the components of velocity are taken as independent variables, the resulting equations are linear. These equations are developed and new forms introduced. A new function, [?] is introduced and a method advanced for effecting the transformation from the plane where the velocity components are coordinates, to the physical plane where x and y are coordinates. A new way of finding plausible solutions to investigate is given and the case of flow in a corner is worked out in detail. The flow is found to have an anomalous behavior, the reason for which is explained. This solution is applied to the flow behind a curved shock wave.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Aeronautics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Von Kármán, Theodore
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1937
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-11122003-175229
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-11122003-175229
Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:4526
Collection:CaltechTHESIS
Deposited By: Imported from ETD-db
Deposited On:13 Nov 2003
Last Modified:29 Jul 2014 20:10

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