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The book focuses on shock wave derivatives under various conditions and extensively covers shock-generated vorticity, including a novel analysis of triple points. Special care is given to the presentation of assumptions, implementation requirements, and the illustrative examples included for partial verification of the preceding analysis.
Designed both as a research monograph and for self study, Shock Wave Dynamics is a complete discussion of shock wave dynamics. An analytical exploration of shock wave phenomena, it will be interesting reading for experts in the field of high-speed gas dynamics. Given today's emphasis on numerical simulation, it will also be of interest to computational engineers as a source for code verification and validation.
Accomplished teacher Don S. Lemons introduces the physical theory's concepts and methods and uses them to solve problems from a broad range of physics. He illustrates, at a gentle pace, not only the fundamentals of the subject but also advanced topics such as the relationship between the second law of thermodynamics and entropy. He highlights the intellectual structure and history of the discipline and explores the logical consequences of each of the famous three laws. Lemons explains and develops the first two laws and their corollaries, the methods and applications of thermodynamics, and the third law, as well as non-fluid variables, equilibrium and stability, and two-phase systems.
The book features end-of-chapter practice problems, an appendix of worked problems, a glossary of terms, and an annotated bibliography.
Structured around several features to assist students’ understanding, Chemical Thermodynamics :
Develops applications and methods for the ready treatment of equilibria on a sound quantitative basis.Requires minimal background in calculus to understand the text and presents formal derivations to the student in a detailed but understandable way.Offers end-of-chapter problems (and answers) for self-testing and review and reinforcement, of use for self- or group study.This book is suitable as essential reading for courses in a bachelor and master chemistry program and is also valuable as a reference or textbook for students of physics, biochemistry and materials science.
The material selection focuses on the gas phase and with premixed gas combustion. Premixed gas combustion is of practical importance in engines, modern gas turbine and explosions, where the fuel and air are essentially premixed, and combustion occurs by the propagation of a front separating unburned mixture from fully burned mixture. Since premixed combustion is the most fundamental and potential for practical applications, the emphasis in the present work is be placed on regimes of premixed combustion.
This text is intended for graduate students of different specialties, including physics, chemistry, mechanical engineering, computer science, mathematics and astrophysics.
The book focuses on shock wave derivatives under various conditions and extensively covers shock-generated vorticity, including a novel analysis of triple points. Special care is given to the presentation of assumptions, implementation requirements, and the illustrative examples included for partial verification of the preceding analysis.
Designed both as a research monograph and for self study, Shock Wave Dynamics is a complete discussion of shock wave dynamics. An analytical exploration of shock wave phenomena, it will be interesting reading for experts in the field of high-speed gas dynamics. Given today's emphasis on numerical simulation, it will also be of interest to computational engineers as a source for code verification and validation.