hypersonic flow


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hypersonic flow

[¦hī·pər′sän·ik ′flō]
(fluid mechanics)
Flow of a fluid over a body at hypersonic speeds, and in which shock waves start at a finite distance from the surface of the body.
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Eighteen chapters are presented in sections on inviscid hypersonic flow, viscous hypersonic flow, and high-temperature gas dynamics.
Often its air compressors were not needed for this purpose, and the Navy took advantage by using those compressors to run this wind tunnel with a continuous hypersonic flow.
Because they lack mechanical compressors, scramjets require the high kinetic energy of a hypersonic flow to compress the incoming air to operational conditions.
There has been resurgence in the interest in hypersonic flow research in recent times due to the interest in commercialisation of space travel and also due to the unveiling of many space missions by the developing countries like India and China.
Research focuses on understanding the physics associated with the plasmas used to control subsonic, supersonic and hypersonic flows.