Condensation of Water Vapour with or without a Carrier Gas in a Shock Tube.
TORONTO UNIV (ONTARIO) INST FOR AEROSPACE STUDIES
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A detailed theoretical investigation has been made of the condensation of water vapour with or without a carrier gas in the nonstationary rarefaction wave generated in a shock tube. All possible situations such as frozen, nonequilibrium and equilibrium flows have been considered. In the case of equilibrium condensation analytical expressions were obtained for all the flow variables in the rarefaction wave for the cases of pure water vapour and water vapournitrogen mixtures for given initial conditions in the shock tube. It was found that equilibrium condensation affects mainly the temperature and hence the equilibrium sound speed.
- Physical Chemistry
- Fluid Mechanics