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Introduction to Reactive Gas Dynamics

Raymond Brun


The high enthalpy gas flows, associating high velocities, and high temperatures, are the scene of physical and chemical processes such as molecular vibrational excitation, dissociation, ionization, or various reactions. The characteristic times of these processes are of the same order of magnitude as aerodynamic characteristic times so that these reactive media are generally in thermodynamic and chemical non-equilibrium. This book presents a general introductory study of these media. In a first part their fundamental statistical aspects are described, starting from their discrete structure and ... More

Keywords: statistical description, non-equilibrium flow, high speed flow, transport processes, vibrational relaxation, chemical kinetics, shock tube, aerospace

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199552689
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552689.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Raymond Brun, author
Directeur de Recherches au CNRS and Head of Research Department at Université de Provence, Marseille.