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L11_PM_Exp_Fan - thermodynamics[1 Across the expansion fan...

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Prandtl-Meyer expansion fan From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A Prandtl-Meyer expansion fan is a centered expansion process, which turns a supersonic flow around a convex corner. The fan consists of infinite number of Mach waves, diverging from a sharp corner. In case of a smooth corner, these waves can be extended backwards to meet at a point. Each wave in the expansion fan turns the flow gradually (in small steps). It is physically impossible to turn the flow away from itself through a single "shock" wave because it will violate the second law of
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Unformatted text preview: thermodynamics. [1] Across the expansion fan, the flow accelerates (velocity increases) and the Mach number increases, while the static pressure, temperature and density decrease. Since the process is isentropic, the stagnation properties remain constant across the fan. When a supersonic flow encounters a convex corner, it forms an expansion fan, which consist of infinite number of expansion waves centered at the corner. The figure shows one such ideal expansion fan....
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