Journal of Thermal Science

, Volume 27, Issue 4, pp 382–388 | Cite as

Analytical and Numerical Modifications of Transonic Nozzle Flows

  • Jiri StodulkaEmail author
  • Helmut Sobieczky
  • Pavel Safarik


Classical transonic hodograph-based design methods are employed and revitalized using modern numerical tools to illustrate the design of a symmetrical accelerating-decelerating nozzle throat design. The concept of Elliptic Continuation is applied to solve transonic boundary value problems avoiding the inherently nonlinear nature of the basic equations and obtaining transonic flow examples using the Method of Characteristics in an inverse mode. Purpose of the present paper, besides describing a new special flow example, is to keep these classical methods alive for education of a new generation of creative engineers.


transonic design characteristics nozzle throat fictitious gas 


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This work has been supported by the Grant Agency of the Czech Technical University in Prague, grant no. SGS13/180/OHK2/3T/12 Support from the project No. CZ.2.16/3.1.00/21569 Centre 3D Volumetric Anemometry is also gratefully acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jiri Stodulka
    • 1
    Email author
  • Helmut Sobieczky
    • 2
  • Pavel Safarik
    • 1
  1. 1.CTU in Prague, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Dpt. of Fluid Dynamics and ThermodynamicsPragueCzech Republic
  2. 2.TU Wien, Institute of TechnologyViennaAustria

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