Expansion of a Finite Mass of Gas into Vacuum.

by Carl Greifinger, Julian D. Cole

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Presentation of the partial results of a study of the problem of the expansion into vacuum of a finite mass of gas initially at rest and in a uniform state, under the assumptions that the gas is perfect and inviscid. The three cases of plane, cylindrical, and spherical symmetry are considered. The results for the case of plane flow are summarized and the previously unpublished calculations for the cylindrical and spherical flow presented.

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