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Equilibration of a Liquid Droplet-Vapor-Gas Mixture Downstream of a Shock Wave


Rosen, Robert (1966) Equilibration of a Liquid Droplet-Vapor-Gas Mixture Downstream of a Shock Wave. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/ZGM7-0E94.


The equations of motion for the flow of a mixture of liquid droplets, their vapor, and an inert gas through a normal shock wave are derived. A set of equations is obtained which is solved numerically for the equilibrium conditions far downstream of the shock. The equations describing the process of reaching equilibrium are also obtained. This is a set of first-order nonlinear differential equations and must also be solved numerically. The detailed equilibration process is obtained for several cases and the results are discussed.

Item Type:Thesis (Engineer's thesis)
Subject Keywords:(Mechanical Engineering)
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Mechanical Engineering
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Marble, Frank E.
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1966
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:10212015-154326489
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ID Code:9235
Deposited By: Bianca Rios
Deposited On:22 Oct 2015 16:09
Last Modified:07 Mar 2024 23:51

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