Ever since airplane speeds started to approach the speed of sound, the study of compressible flow problems attracted much talent and support in the major indus trialized countries. Today, gas dynamics is a mature branch of science whose many aspects and applications are much too numerous to be mastered by a single person or to be described in a few volumes. This book commemorates the 70th birthday of a great pioneer and teacher of gas dynamics, Dr. Klaus Oswatitsch, Professor of Fluid Mechanics at the Technical University of Vienna and former Director of the Institute for Theoretical Gas Dyna mics, Deutsche Forschungs-und Versuchsanstalt fUr Luft-und Raumfahrt. Several reasons motivated us to prepare an English translation of Oswatitsch's selected sci entific papers. First, we hope that a book containing his major papers will be wel come as a valuable reference text in gas dynamics. Oswatitsch's work is frequently used in the literature in one form or another, but it is usually quite time-consuming for the English speaking reader to consult the original texts. As a result, reference to and understanding of his papers is often incomplete. For example, Oswatitsch's formulation of the equivalence rule hardly ever is quoted in recent textbooks, al though it preceded declassification of Whitcomb's results by several years. Further more, his papers contain much information, which has not yet been fully appreciated in the Anglo-American literature.
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1980|
|Product dimensions:||6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.04(d)|
Table of Contents1. Fundamentals and General Aspects of Fluid Mechanics.- The Drag as Integral of the Entropy Flow.- The Conditions for the Separation of Boundary Layers.- Some Thoughts on Estimates in Fluid Mechanics.- Possibilities and Limitations of the Theory of Linearization in Fluid Dynamics.- About Vorticity Numbers and Vorticity Measures.- 2. Laws of Similarity and Equivalence.- A New Law of Similarity for Profiles Valid in the Transonic Region.- Aerodynamic Similarity at Axisymmetric Transonic Flow around Slender Bodies (with S. B. Berndt).- Similarity Laws for Hypersonic Flow.- Theoretical Work about Transonic Flow at the Aeronautical Institute of the Royal Technical University, Stockholm.- Conical Supersonic Flow at Mach Numbers Close to One (with L. Sjödin).- On the Influence of the Geometry of Slender Bodies of Revolution and Delta Wings on their Drag and Pressure Distribution at Transonic Speeds (with F. Keune).- 3. Methods for Solving Problems of Gasdynamics.- The Velocity Distribution on Symmetric Profiles with Local Supersonic Flow Regions.- The Flow around Bodies of Revolution at Mach Number One (with F. Keune).- Calculation of Irrotational Axisymmetric Supersonic Flowfields.- On the Representation of Flows in the Vicinity of Distinct Points.- Propagation of Plane Waves-Small Perturbation Theory.- Propagation Problems.- 4. Applications of Gasdynamics.- Pressure Recovery for Missiles with Reaction Propulsion at High Supersonic Speeds.- Potential Vortex Cascades for Supersonic Speeds (on the Occasion of the 70th Birthday of Prof Dr. A. Betz).- Thrust and Drag in Supersonic Flow with Heat Addition.- Intermediate Ballistics.- 5. Two-Phase Systems and Condensation.- The Dispersion and Absorption of Sound in Clouds.- Condensation Phenomena in Supersonic Nozzles.- The Evaporation Rate of Clouds.