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Charts of Normal Shock Wave Properties in Imperfect Air

Report Number: AEDC TDR 64-43
Author(s): Clark H. Lewis and E. G. Burgess, III
Corporate Author: ARO, Inc.
Date of Publication: 1964-03
Pages: 46
Contract: AF 40(600)-1000
Project: None Given
AD Number: AD0433958

Gas-dynamic properties which include the effects of dissociation, ionization, and intermolecular forces (van der Walls) are presented for incident and reflected shock waves in equilibrium imperfect air. Charts are presented for incident shock Mach numbers in the range from 6 to 30 into (ideal) air at a temperature of 300 K and pressures in the range from 10 to the minus 4 power to 10 to the 3rd power cm Hg. The temperature and density in any region do not exceed, respectively, 15,000 K and 158 amagats. In addition to the usual incident and reflected shock properties, stagnation conditions upstream and downstream and conditions immediately downstream of a standing shock wave are also presented. At pressures above one atmosphere in the undisturbed gas, the effects of the intermolecular forces on the gas-dynamic properties are demonstrated.

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