Accession Number : AD0265160

Title :   Annual Summary Report Number 1,

Corporate Author : NAPLES UNIV (ITALY)

Personal Author(s) : NAPOLITANO,L.G.

Report Date : MAR 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A new thermodynamic approach to the study of non-equilibrium flow is presented. In section one the essential concepts of thermodynamics are briefly restated in their modern formulation which is particularly useful in the present contest. In section two, a new series of thermodynamic potentials is introduced and their properties derived and discussed. In section three these potentials are applied to the analysis of non-equilibrium flow of binary gas mixtures. It is shown that their usefulness relies upon the possibilities of: (a) obtaining rather straight-forwardly, exact solutions of particular classes of non-equilibrium flows to which all known techniques are results of classical equilibrium fluid-dynamic can be easily extended; and (b) devising a number of promising approximate methods of solutions for general nonequilibrium flow fields. (Author)

Descriptors :   *GAS FLOW, *THERMODYNAMICS, DISSOCIATION, FLUID MECHANICS, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, MOLECULES, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE