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Sunday, 3 February 2013

Channel Flow of a Compressible Fluid

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

Other videos from this series

Film notes

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