### Abstract

Self-similar solutions for the nonadiabatic expansion of a gas in planar, cylindrical, and spherical geometry due to heating of a fairly general form are presented. The solution for an isothermal expansion which has previously been studied in the literature is recovered as a special case. Some additional examples of physical interest which reveal the variety of possible gas profiles resulting from the general solution are discussed.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 436-439 |

Number of pages | 4 |

Journal | Physics of Fluids |

Volume | 25 |

Issue number | 3 |

State | Published - 1982 |

Externally published | Yes |

### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Condensed Matter Physics
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Mechanics of Materials
- Computational Mechanics
- Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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## Cite this

Caporaso, G. J. (1982). A general class of self-similar power-driven expansions.

*Physics of Fluids*,*25*(3), 436-439.