A review of the thermodynamic, transport, and chemical reaction rate properties of high-temperature air

Frederick C. Hansen, Steve P. Heims
naca-tn-4359
Jul 1958


Thermodynamic and transport properties of high temperature air, and the reaction rates for the important chemical processes which occur in air, are reviewed. Semiempirical, analytic expressions are presented for thermodynamic and transport properties of air. Examples are given illustrating the use of these properties to evaluate (1) equilibrium conditions following shock waves, (2) stagnation region heat flux to a blunt high-speed body, and (3) some chemical relaxation lengths in stagnation region flow.

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