On the theory of shock structure 1

L.J.F. Broer

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It is pointed out that the equations of motion used to describe the shock transition are valid only approximately. Their solution has therefore a physical meaning only to the same degree of approximation. These solutions are derived for the Navier-Stokes and the Burnett equations. It is shown that the optical reflectivity of the shock is practically equal for both solutions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-360
JournalApplied Scientific Research, Section A : Mechanics, Heat, Chemical Engineering, Mathematical Methods
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1952


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