The purpose of this film is to demonstrate several effects of compressibility which are important in any attempt to produce or control a supersonic internal flow. The heart of the subject is the behavior of a compressible gas flowing at high speed through a converging-diverging nozzle. Tne film therefore begins with the phenomenon of choking, or sonic flow at a throat. Some examples of shock waves and expansion waves are shown in passing. Finally, the film takes up the problem of bringing a supersonic stream efficiently to rest.
National Committee for Fluid Mechanics Films, 1968
With Donald Coles, California Institute of Technology
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