A general class of self-similar power-driven expansions

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)436-439
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics of Fluids
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

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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