Compressible Viscous Fluid Flow

  • V. N. Constantinescu
Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MES)


The study of the flow of a compressible fluid is obviously more difficult than that of an incompressible fluid. The number of unknowns is increased, fluid properties are dependent on other variables, and the temperature field can no longer be decoupled from the flow field. Moreover, especially at high speeds, flow characteristics arc drastically changed by compressibility. But even for flows dominated by viscous effects, density variation may change the incompressible pattern, as may happen in flow within a cylindrical pipe when the transversal velocity is no longer zero (Kays, 1966).


Shock Wave Mach Number Energy Equation Unsteady Flow Couette Flow 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. N. Constantinescu
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  1. 1.Polytechnic Institute of BucharestBucharestRomania

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