Turbulent shear layers in supersonic flow: Second edition

Alexander J. Smits, Jean Paul Dussauge

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A good understanding of turbulent compressible flows is essential to the design and operation of high-speed vehicles. Such flows occur, for example, in the external flow over the surfaces of supersonic aircraft, and in the internal flow through the engines. Our ability to predict the aerodynamic lift, drag, propulsion and maneuverability of high-speed vehicles is crucially dependent on our knowledge of turbulent shear layers, and our understanding of their behavior in the presence of shock waves and regions of changing pressure. Turbulent Shear Layers in Supersonic Flow provides a comprehensive introduction to the field, and helps provide a basis for future work in this area. Wherever possible we use the available experimental work, and the results from numerical simulations to illustrate and develop a physical understanding of turbulent compressible flows.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages410
ISBN (Print)0387261400, 9780387261409
StatePublished - 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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