# Non-equilibrium flow of an ideal dissociating gas

@article{Freeman1958NonequilibriumFO, title={Non-equilibrium flow of an ideal dissociating gas}, author={Neil C. Freeman}, journal={Journal of Fluid Mechanics}, year={1958}, volume={4}, pages={407 - 425} }

The theory of an ‘ideal dissociating’ gas developed by Lighthill (1957) for conditions of thermodynamic equilibrium is extended to non-equilibrium conditions by postulating a simple rate equation for the dissociation process (including the effects of recombination). This equation contains the ‘equilibrium’ parameter of the Lighthill theory plus a further ‘non-equilibrium’ parameter which determines the time scale of the dissociation phenomena. The behaviour of this gas is investigated in flow…

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