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Nozzle/Diffuser equation for compressible flow

  1. Dec 22, 2015 #1
    I was reading a bit about comrpessible flow and I came upon a problem, there's a diffuser which has air at Ma=0.9 at its inlet and the air comes out at 0.65, how should I go about finding the ratio of the inlet and outlet areas?

    I know It's related to this equation but I'm unsure about how to use it (Should I turn Ma^2 into V terms or should I just use the Ma number at the outlet?)
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  3. Dec 22, 2015 #2


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    Since your desired parameters are in terms of mach number, there's no reason to complicate things by turning it into a velocity. Just use the mach number directly.
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