Weak waves in dusty gas

O. P. Bhutani*, P. Chandran

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Using the characteristic coordinate system, a unified analysis has been carried out for the decay of plane, cylindrical and spherical weak waves in a gas-particle system. A general decay law has been presented for a system undergoing an arbitrary number of relaxation processes. For each geometry of the weak wave considered, the decay term exhibits a simple additive character and the ratio of decay factors for a non-steady and steady weak wave is independent of the non-equilibrium effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)537-544
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Engineering Science
Issue number9-10
Publication statusPublished - 1977
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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