Accession Number:

AD0656575

Title:

BURNETT EQUATIONS AND SHOCK STRUCTURE.

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.,

Corporate Author:

POLYTECHNIC INST OF BROOKLYN N Y DEPT OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING AND APPLIED MECHANICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

The Chapman-Enskog expansion for the solution of the Boltzmann equation was re-examined and certain inconsistencies in the procedure were pointed out. For a steady state one-dimensional Boltzmann equation, the expansion is modified with the help of the PLK method. Macroscopic equations up to Burnett level of approximation are then obtained. Finally, these equations are used to examine the structure of a shock wave in a gas consisting of Maxwellian molecules. It is shown that new Burnett equations give solutions for all values of Mach number. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE