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11.4 Isentropic Flow

In this section a discussion on a steady state flow through a smooth and without an abrupt area change which include converging– diverging nozzle is presented. The isentropic flow models are important because of two main reasons: One, it provides the information about the trends and important parameters. Two, the correction factors can be introduced later to account for deviations from the ideal state.

Fig. 11.4 Flow of a compressible substance (gas) through a converging–diverging nozzle.


  • Dr. Genick Bar-Meir. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or later or Potto license.