# Dynamics of a dissociating gas Part I Equilibrium flow

@article{Lighthill1957DynamicsOA, title={Dynamics of a dissociating gas Part I Equilibrium flow}, author={Michael James Lighthill}, journal={Journal of Fluid Mechanics}, year={1957}, volume={2}, pages={1 - 32} }

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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