Gas tables will serve as a useful took for solving compressible flow problems. The book is divided into three parts. Part 1 provides a unified perspective of the basic concepts of gas dynamics that are common to many branches of engineering. The physical aspects of compressible flow are given in a clear and concise manner, and will help those who wish to apply gas dynamics theory to numerical problem solving. Part 2 consists of the tables for compressible fluid flows. The tables will be useful to students, teachers and practising engineers for carrying out gas dynamic calculations. Part 3 gives the program listing for generating the tables. The programs are written in C so that they can be run even on personal computers and will be invaluable for students.
Preface to Third Edition
Preface to Second Edition
Preface to First Edition
Part One: Fundamental Concepts
2. Some useful gas dynamic relations
Part Two: Gas Tables
3. Properties of standard atmosphere
4. Insentropic tables
5. Normal shock tables
6. Oblique shock tables
7. One-dimensional flow with friction (Fanno flow table)
8. One-Dimensional flow with change in stagnation temperature (Rayleigh flow table)
Part Three: Program Listing
E Rathakrishnan is a professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He is well known internationally for his research in the area of Gas Dynamics. He has published more than hundred research articles in many reputed international journals and has authored three books: Fluid Mechanics-An Introduction (Prentice Hall of India, 1993), Gas Dynamics (Prentice Hall of India, 1995) and consultant to Indian Space Research Organization and Defence Research and Development Laboratory on many national projects. He is fellow of several societies including the Royal Aeronautical Society, and has been honoured with many national and international awards.