The Mechanisms of Determining Shock Locations in One and Two Dimensional Transonic Flows

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D. Nixon, Y. Liu

Nielsen Engineering & Research, Inc., Mountain View, CA 94043

J. Appl. Mech 53(1), 203-205 (Mar 01, 1986) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3171713 History: Received January 29, 1985; Revised May 28, 1985; Online July 21, 2009


The mechanism that locates a shock wave in a transonic flow in one and two dimensions is examined. It is found that in one dimension the shock is located by specifying the downstream pressure whereas in two dimensions the shock is located by the application of an entropy condition at the sonic line.

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