Book:Fundamentals of Compressible Flow Mechanics

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Title:Fundamentals of Compressible Flow Mechanics
Author:Genick Bar–Meir
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License:New GPL
Description:Over 25,000 people from 94 countries have downloaded this book as of October 2006. The book is dual licensed under the GPL and the author’s own Potto license, and changes, updates, and modifications are encouraged. You can download the whole book as a PDF, read it online in HTML, download the source files in LaTex, get the postscript files, or just download individual chapters.

The author and contributors are on track to have over 50 solved example problems by the end of 2006. There is also a free Gas-Dynamic Calculator available on the author’s site. Although there’s no search feature for the online version, the search function in Acrobat reader should help you along in the PDF. The only thing missing is an index. The book is continuously updated, with new editions coming out as often as every two weeks. There is a change log, and old editions are available for professors who want to have all of their students on the same page.

One final note-the author’s English is at times fractured. This certainly doesn’t detract from the book, and everything is clear enough to understand. If you find a sentence that you really think needs to be updated, just send the author a note and the correction will appear in the next edition.

From the site: “This book is intent for undergraduate students in Mechanical, Chemical, and Aeronautical Engineering. The book contains chapters on Isentropic Flow (nozzle flow), Isothermal Nozzle, Shock wave and Oblique shocks, and Prandtl-Meyer flow as well chapters on Isothermal Flow, Fanno Flow, and Rayleigh Flow. This book is the only book that has the analytical solution for oblique shock and the explanation for the paradox in oblique shock theory (see the explanation about the error in NACA 1135 report). There are many other chapters that did not appear in any other book. For instance, filling and evacuating gaseous chambers. Again, this book describes the history of compressible flow with many sections that didn’t appear in any other book.”

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