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Influence of Radiative Dissipation on the Shock Wave Structure


Rupert, Viviane Claude (1963) Influence of Radiative Dissipation on the Shock Wave Structure. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/41E3-T691.


The influence of radiation on a steady, one dimensional flow is considered. Only radiative heat transfer is taken into account; viscosity, heat conduction and mass diffusion are neglected. It is further assumed that the radiative heat transfer is adequately described by the quasi equilibrium theory relative to a grey gas. Under these conditions, the velocity of the fluid satisfies an integral equation which has been investigated by various methods. It is shown that under certain conditions the influence of radiation alone is not sufficient to smooth out the shock profile and a discontinuity in velocity still appears; mass diffusion processes are dominant in these cases.

Item Type:Thesis (Engineer's thesis)
Subject Keywords:(Aeronautical Engineering)
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Aeronautics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Whitham, Gerald Beresford (advisor)
  • Liepmann, Hans Wolfgang (advisor)
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1963
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-10172005-111721
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ID Code:4126
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Deposited On:19 Oct 2005
Last Modified:04 Jan 2024 21:22

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