The Effects of Viscosity on the Structure of Shock Waves in a Non-Ideal Gas
R.K. Anand and H.C. Yadav
Department of Physics, University of Allahabad, Allahabad-211002, India
Received: August 1, 2013; In final form: January 5, 2016
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This work presents the structure of viscous shock front in a non-ideal gas. The analytical expressions for the particle velocity, temperature, pressure and change-in-entropy within the shock transition region are derived taking into consideration the Landau and Lifshitz equation of state for non-ideal gas. The effects on the structure of shock front due to the variations of the coefficient of viscosity, Mach number, adiabatic exponent and parameter of non-ideality of the gas are investigated. The model developed in the paper is valid only for small values of Mach number M i.e., M < 2.5.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.129.28
PACS numbers: 52.35.Tc, 47.55.Kf, 47.40.-x