High Temperature Gas Dynamics

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Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 9, 2013 - Science - 360 pages

High Temperature Gas Dynamics is a class-tested primer for students, scientists and engineers who would like to have a basic understanding of the physics and the behaviour of high-temperature gases. It is a valuable tool for astrophysicists as well. The first chapters treat the basic principles of quantum and statistical mechanics and how to derive thermophysical properties from them. Special topics are included that are rarely found in other textbooks, such as the thermophysical and transport properties of multi-temperature gases and a novel method to compute radiative transfer. Furthermore, collision processes between different particles are discussed. Separate chapters deal with the production of high-temperature gases and with electrical emission in plasmas, as well as related diagnostic techniques.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Introduction to Statistical Mechanics
25
Radiative Properties
58
Collision Processes for High Temperature Gases
103
and Temperature Nonequilibrium
125
Equilibrium Composition of a Reacting Gas Mixture
135
Transport Properties of High Temperature Gases
167
Boundary Effects for High Temperature Gases
197
Diagnostic Techniques
241
High Temperature Gas Dynamics 259
258
Some Practical Examples
283
A Statistical Weights and Energy cm
325
B Enthalpy MJkmol for Different Gases
337
List of Symbols
347
Index
355
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Production of High Temperature Gases
217

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