COVID-19 Update: We are currently shipping orders daily. However, due to transit disruptions in some geographies, deliveries may be delayed. To provide all customers with timely access to content, we are offering 50% off Science and Technology Print & eBook bundle options. Terms & conditions.
Fundamentals of Gas Particle Flow - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444418531, 9780444601827

Fundamentals of Gas Particle Flow

1st Edition

Author: G Rudinger
eBook ISBN: 9780444601827
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st January 1980
Page Count: 156
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out Price includes VAT/GST
Price includes VAT/GST

Institutional Subscription

Secure Checkout

Personal information is secured with SSL technology.

Free Shipping

Free global shipping
No minimum order.


Fundamentals of Gas-Particle Flow is an edited, updated, and expanded version of a number of lectures presented on the “Gas-Solid Suspensions” course organized by the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics. Materials presented in this book are mostly analytical in nature, but some experimental techniques are included. The book focuses on relaxation processes, including the viscous drag of single particles, drag in gas-particles flow, gas-particle heat transfer, equilibrium, and frozen flow. It also discusses the dynamics of single particles, such as particles in an arbitrary flow, in a rotating gas, in a Prandtl-Meyer expansion, and in an oscillating flow. The remaining chapters of the book deal with the thermodynamics of gas-particle mixtures, steady flow through ducts, pressure waves, gas-particle jets, boundary layer, and momentum transfer. The experimental techniques included in this book present the powder feeders, the instrumentation on particle flow rate, velocity, concentration and temperature, and the measurement of the particle drag coefficient in a shock tube.

Table of Contents


List of symbols

Chapter 1. Introduction to two-phase flow

Chapter 2. Relaxation processes

2.1. Viscous drag of single particles

2.2. Drag in gas—particle flow

2.3. Gas—particle heat transfer

2.4. Equilibrium and frozen flow

Chapter 3. Dynamics of single particles

3.1. Gravitational settling

3.2. Particle in an arbitrary flow

3.3. Particles as tracers in the nozzle of a chemical laser

3.4. Particles injected across a constant flow

3.5. Particles in a rotating gas

3.6. Particles in a Prandtl—Meyer expansion

3.7. Particles in an oscillating flow

Chapter 4. Thermodynamics of gas—particle mixtures

4.1. Density and concentration

4.2. Pressure and equation of state

4.3. Internal energy, enthalpy, and ratio of specific heats

4.4. Isentropic changes of state

4.5. Speed of sound

Chapter 5. Steady flow through ducts

5.1. Assumptions

5.2. Basic equations

5.3. Equilibrium nozzle flow

5.4. Nonequilibrium flow through a nozzle with negligible particle volume

5.5. Approximate methods

5.6. Nonequilibrium flow through a nozzle with finite particle volume

5.7. Isothermal nozzle flow

5.8. Particle injection into a flow

Chapter 6. Pressure waves

6.1. Types of pressure waves

6.2. Shock waves

6.2.1. Normal shock waves with negligible particle volume

6.2.2. Normal shock waves with finite particle volume

6.2.3. Dispersed shocks

6.2.4. Oblique shocks

6.3. Large-amplitude waves

6.4. Sound waves

Chapter 7. Gas—particle jets

Chapter 8. Boundary layer

8.1. Laminar boundary layer

8.2. Drag reduction by particles in a turbulent flow

Chapter 9. Momentum transfer

Chapter 10. Experimental techniques

10.1. Powder feeders

10.2. Instrumentation

10.2.1. Particle flow rate

10.2.2. Particle velocity

10.2.3. Particle concentration

10.2.4. Particle temperature

10.3. Measurements of the particle drag coefficient in a shock tube


Author index

Subject index


No. of pages:
© Elsevier 1980
1st January 1980
eBook ISBN:

About the Author

G Rudinger

Ratings and Reviews