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Classic and High-Enthalpy Hypersonic Flows

  • Available for pre-order on April 7, 2023. Item will ship after April 28, 2023
ISBN 9781032079813
April 28, 2023 Forthcoming by CRC Press
376 Pages 104 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Classic and High-Enthalpy Hypersonic Flows presents a complete look at high-enthalpy hypersonic flow from a review of classic theories to a discussion of future advances centering around the Born-Oppenheim approximation, potential energy surface, and critical point for transition. The state-of-the art hypersonic flows are defined by a seamless integration of the classic gas dynamic kinetics with nonequilibrium chemical kinetics, quantum transitions, and radiative heat transfer. The book is intended for graduate students studying advanced aerodynamics and taking courses in hypersonic flow. It can also serve as a professional reference for practicing aerospace and mechanical engineers of high-speed aerospace vehicles and propulsion system research, design, and evaluation.


  • Presents a comprehensive review of classic hypersonic flow from the Newtonian theory to blast wave analogue.
  • Introduces nonequilibrium chemical kinetics to gas dynamics for hypersonic flows in the high-enthalpy state.
  • Integrates quantum mechanics to high-enthalpy hypersonic flows including dissociation and ionization.
  • Covers the complete heat transfer process with radiative energy transfer for thermal protection of earth reentry vehicle.
  • Develops and verifies the interdisciplinary governing equations for understanding and analyzing realistic hypersonic flows.

Table of Contents

Part 1. Classic hypersonic flow theories. 1. Unique features of hypersonic flow fields. 2. Aerodynamic governing equations. 3. Inviscid flow. 4. Viscous flow. 5. Viscous-inviscid interaction. Part 2. High-enthalpy hypersonic flows.
6. Quantum transition. 7. Statistic thermodynamics. 8. Nonequilibrium chemical reactions. 9. Transport Property of Multi-Species Gas. 10: Dissociation and ionized gas components. 11. Radiative heat transfer. 12. Multiple-disciplinary governing equations.

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Dr. Shang was a pioneer in computational fluid dynamics, electromagnetics, and aero-electromagnetic dynamics. He was an Emeritus Research Professor of the Wright State University, had thirty-four years research experience in Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), retired as the leader of the Center of Excellence in Aerodynamic Research. He was an author of two technical books by Wiley & Sons Book Company and Cambridge University Press, in addition to three-hundred sixty articles and conference papers in open literature.