Accession Number:

AD0705657

Title:

ON THE STABILITY OF NORMAL SHOCK WAVES WITH VISCOSITY AND HEAT CONDUCTION,

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Corporate Author:

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

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Report Date:

1970-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

The stability problem, for small arbitrary one-dimensional disturbances of a normal shock wave with viscosity and heat conduction in a thermodynamically perfect gas with a Prandtl Number of 34 is treated, and is formulated explicitly as an eigenvalue problem involving ordinary linear differential equations with polynomial coefficients in a fixed finite domain whose end points are singular points of the differential equations. It is shown by a simple general type of mathematical argument that one possible mode shape for the perturbations is a translation of the shock-structure, and that such a disturbance is neutrally stable. For the limiting case of a weak-shock structure, the equations developed are shown to reduce systematically to a perturbed form of Burgers equation. The weak shock structure is shown to be stable for any Prandtl Number and general equation of state, and a complete solution for the disturbance eigenvalues and eigenfunctions in this case is derived and discussed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE