A Critical Survey of Six Thermodynamic and Transport Properties of Air.
Rept. for 1967-1969,
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES
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A survey of six thermodynamic and transport properties of air was conducted for a range of pressures and temperatures corresponding to the conditions experienced by a vehicle flying at altitudes ranging from sea level to 300,000 feet, and velocities ranging from 0 to 15,000 ftsec. The properties considered include enthalpy, compressibility, and specific heat at constant pressure, and viscosity, thermal conductivity and Prandtl number. Theoretical methods and experimental results are compared, and graphs and tables are presented that summarize the results from the various references. It was found that all methods for calculating thermal properties were in good agreement however, discrepancies were found to exist between various methods of calculating transport properties. Recommendations are given as to which theory should be used to calculate each of the properties under consideration. Author
- Atmospheric Physics
- Physical Chemistry