This text aims to provide senior undergraduate readers with a thorough understanding of the physical behaviour of compressible flow and a valuable appreciation of the principles behind the modern applications. It begins with a review of the fundamental principles of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics, and then introduces compressible fluid flow and the phenomenon of wave propagation. The book then considers one-dimensional, steady and isentropic flow; moving and reflected normal shock waves; one-dimensional and basic flow with friction in constant area duets; and oblique shock waves and Prandtl-Meyer expansion waves. Applications include wind tunnels, supersonic jet engine inlets, pilot tubes and shock tubes. A full derivation of results is also provided. The book contains a wealth of problems with answers, and may serve as a self-tutorial textbook. It is directed towards students in departments of mechanical and aeronautical engineering.
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Book Description Prentice Hall. Book Condition: Good. Ex-library, so some stamps and wear, but in good overall condition. Bookseller Inventory # Z1-V-006-00681