aerodynamic heating aerodynamic heating jeffkorte (Mechanical) (OP) 22 Dec 11 01:09 When I try the equation for temperature using pv^k=pv^k the temperature becomes too high to be practical. Is there a way to add in ionization of the gas? RE: aerodynamic heating btrueblood (Mechanical) 22 Dec 11 11:34 Get a copy of Liepmann & Roshko, Elements of Gasdynamics.Long before ionization, the diatomic species (O2 and N2) undergo dissociation, somewhere upwards of 7000K if memory serves. RE: aerodynamic heating btrueblood (Mechanical) 22 Dec 11 11:36 p.s. are you trying to solve re-entry type heating flows? If so, I can try and dig up a reference for you.