Dynamics of a dissociating gas Part I Equilibrium flow

  title={Dynamics of a dissociating gas Part I Equilibrium flow},
  author={Michael James Lighthill},
  journal={Journal of Fluid Mechanics},
  pages={1 - 32}
  • M. Lighthill
  • Published 1 January 1957
  • Physics
  • Journal of Fluid Mechanics
Atmospheric dissociation will be appreciable in the neighbourhood of projectiles travelling at speeds greater than 2 km/sec. This introductory paper on possible effects of dissociation on the airflow, and hence on the drag, stability and aerodynamic heating of such projectiles, is intended mainly as a source of ideas for later, more comprehensive investigations. 

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