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Normal Shock Table

  1. Mar 16, 2014 #1

    Maylis

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    Hello,

    I am wondering, on a Normal Shock Table, what are the two most right columns supposed to mean?

    What is the ratio P02/P01 and P1/P02 supposed to be?
     

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  3. Mar 17, 2014 #2

    boneh3ad

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    [itex]p_{02}/p_{01}[/itex] is how the total pressure changes across the shock and is essentially a measure of how dissipative the shock is since total pressure loss is a result of the entropy gained across the shock.

    [itex]p_1/p_{02}[/itex] is effectively just a ratio that is useful in some calculations.
     
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