Shock Tube Calculator
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Shock Tube Calculator


Shock Tube Calculator

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Online calculator that simulates the performance of a laboratory shock tube. User input includes information about both the driver and driven gases and the desired Mach number. Output includes a full array of information about the various regions in the shock tube (T, p, V, etc) as well as the speed and Mach number of the reflected wave. Also included are the pertinent equations for a shock tube and a table of properties for a number of gases.
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Javascript
Date Added to MERLOT: April 07, 2004
Date Modified in MERLOT: September 07, 2005
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Submitter: Edward Perry


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Primary Audience: College General Ed, Graduate School
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Browser capable of supporting Javascript.
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: yes
Accessiblity Information Available: no
Creative Commons: unsure


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