Rarefied Gas Dynamics

Rarefied Gas Dynamics

1st Edition - January 1, 1974

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  • Editor: K Karamcheti
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323146180

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Rarefied Gas Dynamics is a collection of selected papers presented at the Eighth International Symposium on Rarefied Gas Dynamics, held at Stanford University in July 1972. The book is a record of the significant advances in the broad field of Rarefied Gas Dynamics that are considered to be of general and continuing interest. The articles in this compendium are organized under 10 main topics. The text presents research papers on the kinetic theory of gases; studies and experiments on shock structures of gases; use of kinetic theory for the solution of problems in evaporation and condensation; gas expansions and jets; and techniques and methods applied to the study of rarefied gas dynamics. The book also includes works on gas-solid interactions; descriptions of basic notions of current polyatomic gas kinetics; and observation of the gas dynamic phenomena in space. Physicists, aeronautical engineers, mechanical engineers, researchers, and students in the field of aircraft design will find this book a good source of knowledge and information.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    List of Contributors

    Kinetic Theory

    Sydney Chapman Memorial Lecture Some Problems in the Kinetic Theory of Dilute Gases

    The Role of Subdynamics in Kinetic Theory (Invited Lecture)

    Singular Limits of Solutions of Boltzmann's Equation (Invited Lecture)

    Mathematical Methods for Boundary Value Problems in Kinetic Theory (Invited Lecture)

    The Withdrawal from Equilibrium of a Collisionless Gas

    The Boltzmann-and the Klimontovich Formalisms with Reference to Turbulence Resolution

    Evaluation of Approximate Relations for Δ[Q] Using a Numerical Solution of the Boltzmann Equation

    Sound Propagation According to a Model with Variable Collision Frequency

    The Initial-Value Problem for the Hard Sphere Gas Boltzmann Operator in L1 Space

    Some Mathematical Aspects of Nonlinear Steady Flows for Boltzmann Equations

    A Higher-Order Kinetic Theory for the Lorentz Gas (Invited Lecture)

    Shock Structure

    Solutions of the Non-linear Boltzmann Equation for Shock Waves in a Maxwellian Gas

    Reflection of a Thick Planar Shock Wave from a Coplanar Surface

    Molecular Forces and Interactions

    Intermolecular Potentials from Shock Structure Experiments

    Collision Induced Rotational Transition Probabilities in Diatomic Molecules

    Evaporation and Condensation

    Kinetic Theory of Evaporation and Condensation

    Dimerization in Free Jets, First Step Toward Condensation

    Cooling of Particles in Aerosol Beams

    Expansions and Jets

    Impact of a Freely Expanding Gas on a Wall

    Hypersonic-Subsonic Transition in Spherically Symmetric Expanding Flows

    An Experimental Study of Translational Non-Equilibrium in Free Jet Expansions

    Free Jet Temperature Extraction from Molecular Beam Profiles

    Experimental Techniques

    Absolute Velocity Measurements in a Rarefied Gas Flow by an Ion Time-of-Flight Technique

    Molecular Beam Sampling of Continuum Gas Mixtures

    Mass Separation in Cluster Beams by Crossed Free Jets

    Accurate Measurement of the Speed Distribution Function of a Molecular Jet Reflected on a Surface

    Nucleation Experiments in Molecular Beams

    Argon Partial Density Measurements in Rarefied Argon-Helium Supersonic Flows with an Electron Beam

    Influence of Electron-Beam-Blunt Body Interactions on Density Measurements in Transition Flow

    Flow Past Bodies

    Downstream Effects of Bluntness in the Merged Flow Regime

    Force and Heat Transfer Measurements on Inclined Cones in the Hypersonic Range from Continuum to Free Molecular Flow

    Near-Free Molecule Disk Drag: Theory and Experiment

    Influence of Leading Edge Geometry on Upstream Density Disturbance in Hypersonic Flow

    Gas Solid Interactions

    Non-Reactive Scattering of Molecular Beams from Solid Surfaces: A Review. (Invited Lecture)

    Half Space Models for Gas-Surface Interaction

    Some Applications of a Model for Gas-Surface Interaction

    The Product Distribution of Gas-Solid Reactions from Absolute Rate Theory

    Physical Adsorption and Desorption of Molecules on Solid Surfaces

    Second-Order Effects in Gas-Surface Accommodation

    Comparative Measurements of Tangential Momentum and Thermal Accommodations on Polished and on Rough Steel Spheres

    Rare Gas Scattering from the (0001) Surface of Magnesium

    Diffraction and Selective Adsorption of Atomic Hydrogen and Deuterium on (001) LiF

    Polyatomic and Radiating Gases

    Kinetic Equations and Boundary Conditions for Polyatomic Gases. (Invited Lecture)

    Radiative Properties of Molecular Gases (Invited Lecture)

    Theory of the Thermomagnetic Pressure Difference

    Influence of a Magnetic Field upon the Quencing by Nitrogen of Mercury Fluorescence

    Relaxation of a Gas with Internal Degrees of Freedom

    Related Areas

    Interplanetary Space — A New Laboratory for Rarefied Gas Dynamics. (Invited Lecture)

    Kinetic Description of Solar Wind Interaction with 'Small' Celestial Objects

    A Helium Cooled Mass Spectrometer Ion Source for Upper Atmosphere Research

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  • No. of pages: 556
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1974
  • Published: January 1, 1974
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323146180

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