A class of de Laval nozzles


naca-tm-1236
1949


A study was made of irrotational adiabatic motion of a gas in transition from subsonic to supersonic velocities. A shape of de Laval nozzle is given, which transforms homogeneous plane-parallel flow at large subsonic velocity into a supersonic flow without any shock beyond the transition line from subsonic to supersonic regions of flow.

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