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aerodynamic heating

aerodynamic heating

aerodynamic heating

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

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

p.s. are you trying to solve re-entry type heating flows?  If so, I can try and dig up a reference for you.

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