In this post, we will see the book Theory of Shock Waves and Introduction to Gas Dynamics Ya. B. Zeldovich.
About the book
Gas dynamics is defined as the science of motion at great pressure differentials and high velocities, velocity being measured in terms of the speed of sound. The book confines itself to specific phenomena of gas dynamics, i.e., those which have nc analogies in the mechanics of an incompressible liquid. Emphasis is placed on careful definition of the fundamentals of gas dynamics, fundamental laws, and methods of solving simplest problems, rather than an the computational methods
of gas dynamics or methods of numerical integration of complex two- and three-dimensional flows, etc. Attention is devoted to problems of flow around bodies moving at great speeds, motion of a gas in ducts such as nozzles and pipes, aid compressibility of the moving medium. The second main topic is shock waves considered under the theory of shock waves, shock wave laws, and the problem of the destructive effect of explosions and propagation of the explosion on the explosive substance (capable of chemical reaction). The author intends the text to also serve as an introduction to the theory of explosions.
The book was translated from Russian and was published in 1946.
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Gas Dynamics Equations 6
Principles of Acoustics. The Speed of Sound 16
Gas Flow Through Nozzles 36
Properties of Supersonic Jets 47
Gas Flow in a Long Cylindrical Pipe 53
Motion that Depends or the Relation Between Coordinates and Time 62
Theory of Shock Waves. Introduction 74
Hugoniot’s Adiabatic Curve. Its Derivation From the Equations of
Properties of Hugoniot’s Adiabatic Curve. Shock Waves in Air and
The History of the Shock Wave Problem 90
Graphical Methods of Shock Wave Theory. Waves Near a
Critical Point 95
Structure of Shock Wave Front 107
Propagation of Shock Waves in a Gas with Delayed Excitation of
internal Degree of Freedom 114
Formation of Shock Waves 119
Shock Waves in the Case of Oscillations of Large Amplitude 127
Propagation of an Arbitrary Discontinuity 131
Chapter 17 .
Supersonic Flow Around a Body 144
Theory of Jet Propulsion 153
Reflection of a Shock Wave 166
The Effect of Explosives. Introduction 171
Simulation of an Explosion area of the Propagation of Blast Waves 176
Simulation and Similarity of Destructions Caused by Shock Waves 184
Phenomena Occurring in the Immediate Vicinity of the Charge 189
Laws Governing the Propagation of a Shock Wave at a Great Distance from the Charge 200