LEHIGH UNIV BETHLEHEM PA CENTER FOR THE APPLICATION OF MATHEMATICS
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Supersonic nozzle flows of a condensible vapor are considered in the high activation limit for homogeneous nucleation. Conditions under which the final collapse of the supersaturated state is described by a condensation shock are determined. The analysis leads to a natural definition for the shock position. It is shown that the shock zone is associated with droplet growth. Droplet production occurs upstream of this region. Some useful similarity laws are obtained for the production zone.
- Fluid Mechanics