Oblique-shock relations at hypersonic speeds for air in chemical equilibrium

W. E. Moeckel
Jan 1957

Oblique-shock relations for air in chemical equilibrium have been calculated for flight velocities up to 25,000 feet per second at altitudes up to 200,000 feet. Results show that those shock parameters which are functions only of Mach number normal to the shock for an ideal gas are strongly influenced by flight altitude (initial conditions), as well as normal Mach number, when dissociation takes place.

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