Accession Number:

ADA295493

Title:

Hypersonic Fluid Dynamics.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Nov 91-14 Nov 94,

Corporate Author:

ARIZONA UNIV TUCSON APPLIED MATHEMATICS PROGRAM

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-11-14

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

Moment closures were developed for modeling the transition regime in kinetic theory. This was done using a systematic nonperturbative derivation of a hierarchy of closed systems of moment equations. Criteria were developed regarding the stability of shocks in magnetohydrodynamics. Finally, the new insight was gained into the diffraction effects that occur when a weak shock interacts with a sharp wedge, the von Neumann paradox.

Subject Categories:

  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE