Contributions to the Development of Gasdynamics

Selected Papers, Translated on the Occasion of K. Oswatitsch’s 70th Birthday

  • Authors
  • Klaus Oswatitsch
  • Editors
  • Wilhelm Schneider
  • Max Platzer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Fundamentals and General Aspects of Fluid Mechanics

  3. Laws of Similarity and Equivalence

  4. Methods for Solving Problems of Gasdynamics

  5. Applications of Gasdynamics

  6. Two-phase Systems and Condensation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 373-373
    2. Klaus Oswatitsch
      Pages 374-396
    3. Klaus Oswatitsch
      Pages 397-418
    4. Klaus Oswatitsch
      Pages 419-429

About this book


Ever since airplane speeds started to approach the speed of sound, the study of compressible flow problems attracted much talent and support in the major indus­ trialized countries. Today, gas dynamics is a mature branch of science whose many aspects and applications are much too numerous to be mastered by a single person or to be described in a few volumes. This book commemorates the 70th birthday of a great pioneer and teacher of gas dynamics, Dr. Klaus Oswatitsch, Professor of Fluid Mechanics at the Technical University of Vienna and former Director of the Institute for Theoretical Gas Dyna­ mics, Deutsche Forschungs-und Versuchsanstalt fUr Luft-und Raumfahrt. Several reasons motivated us to prepare an English translation of Oswatitsch's selected sci­ entific papers. First, we hope that a book containing his major papers will be wel­ come as a valuable reference text in gas dynamics. Oswatitsch's work is frequently used in the literature in one form or another, but it is usually quite time-consuming for the English speaking reader to consult the original texts. As a result, reference to and understanding of his papers is often incomplete. For example, Oswatitsch's formulation of the equivalence rule hardly ever is quoted in recent textbooks, al­ though it preceded declassification of Whitcomb's results by several years. Further­ more, his papers contain much information, which has not yet been fully appreciated in the Anglo-American literature.


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Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH 1980
  • Publisher Name Vieweg+Teubner Verlag
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-528-08452-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-322-91082-0
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