Taylor–Maccoll problem in relativistic gasdynamics

  title={Taylor–Maccoll problem in relativistic gasdynamics},
  author={Alex T. Granik},
The supersonic flow of the ultrarelativistic fluid around a circular cone is considered. This flow is described by the equation identical to the Taylor–Maccoll [Proc. R. Soc. London Ser. A 139, 278 I (1933)] equation in nonrelativistic gasdynamics. The characteristics of the post‐shock gas are found. The maximum cone angles at which the shock is attached to the cone are less than the respective values in nonrelativistic gasdynamics.