Rayleigh flow


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Rayleigh flow

[′rā·lē ‚flō]
(fluid mechanics)
An idealized type of gas flow in which heat transfer may occur, satisfying the assumptions that the flow takes place in constant-area cross section and is frictionless and steady, that the gas is perfect and has constant specific heat, that the composition of the gas does not change, and that there are no devices in the system which deliver or receive mechanical work.
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