Accession Number : AD0278571

Title :   THERMODYNAMICS AND TRANSPORT PROCESSES IN MULTICOMPONENT SYSTEMS

Corporate Author : MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS HEAT TRANSFER LAB

Personal Author(s) : BOSNJAKOVIC,FRAN

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Abstract : A general introduction to thermodynamics is presented as a background for the subsequent discussions. Emphasis is on the thermodynamic concepts, instead of mathematical exposition. Equilibria phenomena with inclusion of radiation in high temperature systems are discussed extensively. A section on shock waves in plasmas is included. The analysis covers non-equilibria states in plasmas as well. The application of the principles discussed results in a wide variety of enthalpy-entropy diagrams for multicomponent high temperature systems. The use of these h-s diagrams is explained in detail allowing their application to such engineering problems as re-entry and propulsion. Furthermore, their applicability to gas-surface reactions and for combustion problems is demonstrated. (Author)

Descriptors :   ATMOSPHERE ENTRY, BOUNDARY LAYER, COMBUSTION, FLUID FLOW, SHOCK WAVES, STABILIZATION SYSTEMS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE