A Caltech Library Service

Note on the calculation of transport properties of gas mixtures

Knuth, Eldon L. (1952) Note on the calculation of transport properties of gas mixtures. Journal of the Aeronautical Sciences, 19 (9). p. 644.

[img] PDF - Reprint
See Usage Policy.


Use this Persistent URL to link to this item:


As a result of recent theoretical studies on transport properties of gases by Hirschfelder, et al., and others, the dynamic viscosity (µ), the thermal conductivity (λ), and the mechanical diffusivity (D), as well as the dimensionless ratios Prandtl Number (Pr = C_p µ/λ, where C_p = specific heat at constant pressure), Schmidt Number (Sc =µ/ρD, where ρ = density), anq λ/ρC_pD may now be calculated rapidly and with a reasonable degree of accuracy both for pure gases and for mixtures of gases, provided that the temperature of the gases is not too low. This happy state of affairs does not seem to be realized by aeronautical engineers, and it is the purpose of the present note to call attention to it.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Reprinted from JOURNAL OF THE AERONAUTICAL SCIENCES. Copyright, 1952, by the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences and reprinted by permission of the copyright owner. Received May 23, 1952.
Group:Guggenheim Jet Propulsion Center
Other Numbering System:
Other Numbering System NameOther Numbering System ID
Guggenheim Jet Propulsion Center28
Issue or Number:9
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20091214-094124089
Persistent URL:
Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:16971
Deposited By: George Porter
Deposited On:14 Dec 2009 22:06
Last Modified:03 Oct 2019 01:20

Repository Staff Only: item control page