adiabatic ellipse

adiabatic ellipse

[¦ad·ē·ə¦bad·ik i′lips]
(fluid mechanics)
A plot of the speed of sound as a function of the speed of flow for the adiabatic flow of a gas, which forms one quadrant of an ellipse.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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